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Contents 



A Momentous Year 


7 


Films Trade Shown, 1946 


11 


Renters' Offers, 1946 


43 


Who's What in the Industry 


55 


Trade Organisations 


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Renting Companies 


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British Production 


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The Leading Kinema Circuits 


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Directory of Kinemas 


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Kinema Equipment 


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Sub-Standard Film Market 


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Finance 


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Editorial Index 


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A Momentous Year 



THE heading to last year's introductory notes to the Kine- 
m atograph Ye ar Book was ' ' A Year of Transition . ' ' Possibly 
t here were optimists among us who thought that the transitional 
p eriod from war to peace basis would be confined to that year. 
How different the reality has been. 

And, yet, in a year full of. complex problems, a year in which 
threats to the national economy have impinged keenly upon our 
industry, in which restrictions have hampered development and 
shortages have impeded the progress of reconstruction, there have 
been great accomplishments in all branches of the industry. 

Very definitely, the year under. review has been one of mingled 
struggle and achievement. Among those achievements, in the 
international field, is the fact that Hollywood and the United States 
have now plainly acknowledged the quality of British films. 

Growing Prestige of British Films 

In various ways the J. Arthur Rank organisation strengthened 
and widened its American associations, and British films secured 
considerable playing time in the States, culminating, as we go 
to press, in the booking of " Great Expectations " to the Radio 
City Music Hall. 

In the home production field we have seen a steady output of 
first-class pictures, and if the quantity has not been as great as we 
could have desired, owing to lack of floor space, there has been no 
doubt as to the quality. 

Sir Alexander Korda has proceeded with his production plans 
and has secured the services of many of the best brains in the 
industry as the nucleus of -a first-rate production team. Sydney 
Box has moved to take charge of the Gainsborough interests ; and 
Maurice Ostrer, his predecessor, has laid the plans for an important 
new independent producing concern. 

In the theatre of exhibition much has been accomplished. The 
C.E.A. Managers' Section was launched, and the end of the year saw 
the drafting and ratification of the far-reaching Managers' Agree- 
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There has been very considerable development in the 16-mm. 
field, particularly in the educational sphere. There could be no more 
eloquent evidence of this development than the launching of the 
Kine's companion journal Sub-Standard Film, the first issue of 
which appeared as a supplement to the ordinary issue of the Kine, 
May 23, and which thus led British technical journalism in this new 
sphere. 

These are achievements, indeed, in spite of the vicissitudes of a 
year of national stress and stern economic pressure. 

Such was the concern felt at the development of this ancillary 
industry that it was officially announced in March that the proposals 
for the amended Cinematograph Act, due for reshaping in 1948, 
would have to be reviewed in the light of sub-standard developments. 
Trade interest was evidenced by the formation of 16-mm. circuits 
by such prominent exhibitors as the Bernsteins and E. J. Hinge. 



Screen Time for Independent Product 

In March, Sir Stafford Cripps made an important announce- 
ment arising out of the Monopoly Report, in which he revealed that 
the proposed tribunal was abandoned in favour of an independent 
committee which would ensure a circuit booking for independent 
productions of good quality. This announcement was welcomed by 
most sections of the industry. 

April saw the biggest film conference ever held in this country — 
the J. Arthur Rank World Film Convention, which was attended by 
delegates from all over Europe, the Dominions and the Colonies. 
In July, almost all the executives of Universal and the other Rank 
interests in the United States paid a visit to this country for 
conferences. 

The results of these two gatherings have been far-reaching, especi- 
ally in America, where the setting-up of United World and the 
Universal deal gave Rank pictures powerful selling and exhibition 
tie-ups, and paved the way for the formation of Universal-Inter- 
national, which absorbed United World and gave Rank a powerful 
instrument for the marketing of British pictures in America, as well 
as production interests. 



Rank Merges Renting Interests 

A further Rank development was the merging of Eagle-Lion, as 
far as British operation was concerned, into G.F.D., thus creating 
a single great renting house for the work of all the associated Rank 
producing companies. Eagle-Lion remained, however, as a vehicle 
for overseas penetration ; and it was announced that this group 



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would arrange the showing of 30 British pictures in America during 
1947, where the success of " Henry V " had raised the prestige of 
British films to a height never before equalled. 

Work in the studios has produced a remarkably wide range of 
subjects, the great majority of which have had in common a 
typically British quality in the same good sense that the out- 
put of Hollywood has an over-all distinguishing quality of its own. 
This British touch and an imaginative choice of subjects have 
been outstanding signs of real progress. Films such as "A Matter 
of Life and Death," " The Captive Heart," " The Overlanders," 
" Appointment With Crime," " Great Expectations " and " Quiet 
Week-End " indicate the range of subject matter and the degree of 
achievement. 

It was in August that Sir Henry French joined the British Film 
Producers' Association as director-general. This appointment not 
only added prestige to the producers' group by giving them as a 
co-ordinator an extremely able man who is also a public figure, 
but it did much to allay criticisms of lack of balance within the 
association. 

On the labour front there was plenty of lively and sometimes 
acrimonious activity during the year, but in spite of bitterness and 
clashes some solidly constructive work was achieved. 



The Managers' Charter 

Early in the year, the C.E.A. instituted its managers' section, 
as its own particular means of providing machinery for negotiation. 
The body was set up not without opposition and criticism, principally 
from the Cinema Managers' Association. Negotiations which ensued 
were protracted and difficult, but resulted in the detailed and com- 
prehensive Managers' Agreement which was concluded in the 
Autumn. This was, in effect, a charter for managers and provides 
a clear statement of working conditions with minimum guaranteed 
rates of pay. 

The campaigning of N.A.T.K.E. and the A.C.T. for the betterment 
of technical and studio workers produced unfortunate results 
culminating in the inter-union quarrel and the strike of laboratory 
workers, which held up production in the studios and seriously 
hampered the newsreel companies. The situation closely paralleled 
the jurisdictional strikes that affected Hollywood so seriously both 
in 1945 and 1946. 

In spite of the bitter differences of opinion between them, both 
unions did constructive work for their members during the year ; 
and the C.E.A.-N.A.T.K.E. agreement, concluded in July and 
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ment of a period, of hard but cleanly fought negotiation between 
the leading officials of the groups. 

The laboratory strike aside, the results of labour campaigning 
stand to the credit of all parties ; and certainly the organised labour 
of the industry has every reason to remember the events of 1946 
and to be grateful to the pertinacity of its leaders and the open- 
mindedness of the C.E.A. negotiators. 

In July, Hollywood paid a practical tribute to British films by 
sending over here Joseph Breen, administrator of the production 
code. The fact that part of his mission was to advise on the vetting 
of British films for the American market was a tacit recognition by 
Hollywood of its respect for British production. 

In the same month a major deal was concluded between Associated 
British and Warners whereby, it was announced, the American side 
would lease studio equipment and stars to Elstree, and would also 
guarantee the distribution of three A.B.P.C. films per year to 6,000 
United States kinemas. 

This, again, was evidence of American interest in British produc- 
tion ; and this particular deal was criticised in some quarters as 
tending to lead to American control of a group of British studios, 
a theory later " scotched " very firmly by Sir Stafford Cripps. 



Refraining the Films Act 

The Autumn saw much discussion of proposals for the amendment 
of the Films Act, and most sections of the industry began preparing 
their recommendations for quota adjustments and other legislation. 
It is too early at this stage to give any summary of the proposals 
of the various groups, which may well be revised before they are 
passed on to official circles, but the industry has shown that it is 
alive to the vast importance of the reconsideration of the Act. 

The Autumn, too, brought another notable event, the first Royal 
Command Film Performance, for which " A Matter of Life and 
Death " and a pageant of film history formed the programme at 
the Empire, Leicester Square. In spite of some criticisms the 
occasion was a brilliant one, and the Benevolent Fund benefited 
by more than £25,000. 

Again, the event was evidence of the growing prestige of the 
British film industry, and on that note this review of a momentous 
year may well conclude. It remains only to add that the year 
closed with every section of the industry looking forward keenly to 
the future, alive to the realisation that decisions taken during 1947 
on recommendations for the reshaping Of the Act the following 
year may well prove to be the most vital that this industry has ever 
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December 31, 1946. British films and films made in 
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ABILENE TOWN. 

U.A. (May i).— Randolph Scott, Ann 

Dvorak. 8,083 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 9206. 

" Kine," Apr. 4, 1946. Rel. Sept. 2, 1946. 
ACCENT ON CRIME. 

Pathe (Feb. 6). — June Carlson, Fife 

D'Orsay, 6,412 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 8957. 

" Kine," Feb. 14, 1946. Rel. Apr. 22, 1946. 
ADVENTURE. 

M-G-M. (Feb. 6).— Clark Gable, Greer 

Garson. 11,633 ft. A. Reg. No. F.8969. 

" Kine," Feb. 14, 1946. Rel. Apr. 15, 1946. 
ADVENTURES OF PARKER 

Carlyle (July 29). — Arthur Brander, 

Luanne Shaw. 3,150 ft. A. Reg. No. 

Br. /E. 9576. " Kine," Aug. 1, 1946. Rel. 

Immediate. 
AFFAIRS OF GERALDINE. 

Br. Lion (Dec. 19). — Jane Withers, James 

Lydon. 6,124 ft- A. Reg. No. F.9861. 

" Kine," Dec. 26, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
ALONG THE NAVAJO TRAIL. 

Br. Lion (May 15). — Roy Rogers, Gabby 

Hayes. 5,987 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9245. 

" Kine," May 23, 1946. Rel. July 15, 1946. 
AMATEUR NIGHT. 

Renown (July 15). — Ernest Sefton, 

Geraldine Farrar. 3,185 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br. /E. 9431. " Kine," July 18, 1946. 

Rel. Immediate. 
AN ANGEL COMES TO BROOKLYN. 

Br. Lion (Jan. 8). — Kaye Dowd, Robert 

Duke. 6,280 ft. U. Reg. No. F.8851. 

" Kine," Jan. 10, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
*AN ENGLISHMAN'S HOLIDAY. 

Empire Film Distributors (Apr. 5). — 

Interest Film. 3,356 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br./E.9i6o. "Kine," Apr. 11, 1946. 

Rel. Immediate. 
AH ENGLISHMAN'S HOME. 

Exclusive (May .1). — Commentary by 

Fredk. Allen. 3,043 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br. IE. 9208. "Kine," Apr. 25, 1946. 

Rel. Immediate. 
ANGEL ON MY SHOULDER. 

U.A. (Oct. 4). — Paul Muni, Anne Baxter. 

9,154 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9610. " Kine," 

Oct. 3, 1946. Rel. Nov. 11, 1946. 
ANNA AND THE KING OF SIAM. 

2oth-Fox (June 27). — Irene Dunne, Rex 

Harrison. 11,519 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9371. 

" Kine," July 4, 1946. Rel. Sept. 30, 1946. 



APPOINTMENT WITH CRIME. 

Anglo-American (May 14). — William 

Hartnell, Robert Beatty. 8,200 ft. A. 

Reg. No. Br. /R. 9275. "Kine," May 23, 

1946. Rel. Nov. 4, 1946. 
ARSON SQUAD. 

Pathe (Feb. 7). — Frank Albertson, 'Robert 

Armstrong. 5,841 ft. A. Reg. No. F.8959. 

" Kine," Feb. 14, 1946. Rel. May 20, 1946. 
ARTMANOV AND SONS. 

Soviet Film Agency (May). — S. 

Fomtdanov, V. Maretskaya. 8,700 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.9525. " Kine," May 30, 1946. 

Rel. Immediate. 
'ATLANTIC ROMANCE. 

Ambassadors (Dec. 10). — Commentary by 

Jerry Wilmot. 3,600 ft. U. Reg. No. Br. E. 

9902. "Kine, "Dec. 12, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
BACK HOME IN IRELAND. 

Paramount (Mar. 13). — Interest Film. 

3,361ft. U. Reg. No. Br. /E. 9024. "Kine," 

Mar. 21, 1946. Rel. Oct. 21, 1946. 
BAD BASCOMB. 

M-G-M. (Mar. 7). — Wallace Beery, Margaret 

O'Brien. 9,904 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9014. 

" Kine," Mar. 14, 1946. Rel. June 10, 1946. 
BADMAN'S TERRITORY. 

RKO-Radio (June 21). — Randolph Scott, 

Ann Richards. 8,772 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F.9363. " Kine," June 27, 1946. Rel. 

Dec. 16, 1946. 
BAMBOO BLONDE, THE. 

RKO-Radio (July 19). — Frances Langford, 

Ralph Edward. 6,094 ft- U. Reg. No. 

F.9429. " Kine," July 25, 1946. Rel. 

Aug. 5, 1946. 
BANDIT OF SHERWOOD FOREST, THE. 

Columbia (Jan. 7). — Cornel Wilde, Anita 

Louise. 7,776 ft. U. Reg. No. F.8834. 

" Kine," Jan. 10, 1946. Rel. Apr. 22, 1946. 
BANK ROBBERY. 

G.F.D. (Apr. 16). — Rod Cameron, Jennifer 

Holt. 5,134 ft. U. Ret,. No. F.9157. 

" Kine," Apr. 25, 1946. Rel. July 15, 1946. 
BAXTER MILLIONS, THE. 

G.F.D. (Nov. 14). — Beverly Simmons, Fay 

Holden. 5,496 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9735. 

" Kine," Nov. 21, 1946. Rel. Dec. 30, 1946. 
BECAUSE OF HIM. 

G.F.D. (Jan. 30). — Deanna Durbin.Franchot 

Tone. 7,916 ft. U. Reg. No. F.8915. 

" Kine," Jan. 24, 1946. Rel. Mar. n, 1946. 



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•BEDELIA. 

G.F.D. (May 24). — Margaret Lockwood, Ian 

Hunter. 8,077 ft. A. Reg. No. Br./Tr.g295. 

." Kine," May 30, 1946. Rel. July 1, 194,6. 
BEHIND CITY LIGHTS. 

Br. Lion (Jan. 11). — Lynne Roberts,. 

Peter Cookson. 6,426 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.8850. " Kine," Jan. 17, 1946. Rel. 

Immediate. 
BEHIND GREEN LIGHTS. 

20th-Fox (May 17). — Carole Landis, 

William Gargan. 5,791 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.9260. " Kine," May 23, 1946. Rel. 

Sept. 23, 1946. 
BELLS OF ST. MARY'S, THE. 

RKO-Radio (May 14).— Bing Crosby, 

Ingrid Bergman. 11,760 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F.9041. " Kine," Mar. 28, 1946. Rel. 

Sept. 16, 1946. 
•BEWARE OF PITY. 

Eagle Lion (June 12). — Lilli Palmer, 

Albert Lieven. 9,500 ft. A. Reg. No. 

Br./Tr.9362. "Kine," June 20, 1946. 

Rel. July 22, 1946. 
BIG SLEEP, THE. 

Warner. (Oct. 3). — Humphrey Bogart, 

Lauren Bacall. 10,238 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.9580. "Kine," Oct. 3, 1946. Rel. 

Oct. 21, 1946. 
BIG TOWN. 

Paramount (Aug. 23). — Philip Reed, 

Hillary Brooke. 5,434 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.9521. " Kine," Aug. 29, 1946, Rel. 

Oct. 28, 1946. 
BILLY THE KID TRAPPED. 

Equity British (May 16). — Buster Crabbe, 

Al. St. John. 5,325 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9247. 

" Kine," May 23, 1946. Rel. Nov. 18, 1946. 
BLACK ARROW. 

Columbia (May 9). — Robert Scott, Adele 

Jergens. 15 eps. U. Reg. No. F. 9225. 

" Kine," May 16, 1946. Rel. May 9, 1946-. 
BLACK BEAUTY. 

20TH-F0X (Oct. 1). — Mona Freeman, 

Richard Denning. 6,650 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F.9606. " Kine," Oct. 10, 1946. Rel. 

Nov. 23, 1946. 
BLACK MARKET BABIES. 

Pathe (Apr. 4). — Ralph Morgan, Kane 

Richmond. 6,390 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9124. 

" Kine," Apr. u, 1946. Rel. Sept. 23,' 

BLACKIES RENDEZVOUS. 

Columbia (Jan. 30). — Chester Morris, 
Nina Foch. 5,736 ft. A. Reg. No. F.8909. 
" Kine," Jan. 31, 1946. Rel. Aug. 19, 1946. 

BLONDE ALIBI. 

G.F.D. (July 16).— Martha O'Driscoll, Tom 
Neal. 5,645 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9440. 
" Kine," July 25, 1946. Rel. Aug. 19, 1946. 

BLONDIE KNOWS BEST. 

Columbia (Sept. 3). — Penny Singleton, 
Arthur Lake. 6,128 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9531. 
" Kine," Sept. 12, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 

BLONDIES LUCKY DAY. 

Columbia (May 30).— Penny Singleton. 
Arthur Lake. 6,213 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9266, 
" Kine," May 30, 1946. Rel. June 10, 1946. 

BLUE DAHLIA, THE. 

Paramount. (Jan.- 15).— Alan Ladd, 
Veronica Lake. 9,010 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.8856. "Kine." Jan. 17, 1946. Rel. 
June 3, 1946. 
BLUE SKIES. 

Paramount. (Sept. 25).— Bing Crosby, 

FredAstaire. 9,225 ft. U. Reg. N0.F.9577. 

•, " Kine," Oct. 3, 1946. Rel. Dec. 23, 1946. 



•BOTHERED BY A BEARD. 

G.F.D. (Jan. 8).— Jerry Verno, Tod 
Slaughter. 3,237 ft. A. Reg. No. Br./ 
E.8858. " Kine," Jan. 10, 1946. Rel. 
Feb. n, 1946. 
BOYS' RANCH. 

M-G-M. (July 10). — Jackie Jenkins, James 
Craig. 8,620 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9402. 
" Kine," July 11, 1946. Rel. Sept. 2, 1946. 
BRED IN THE BONE. 

New Realm. (Jan. 16).— Harry Wragg, 
Gordon Richards. 3,181 ft. U. Reg. No. 
Br. /E. 8894. " Kine," Jan. 24, 1946. Rel. 
Apr. 22, 1946. 
BRIDE WASN'T WILLING, THE. 

G.F.D. (Mar. 15).— Yvonne de Carlo, Rod 
Cameron. 7,588 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9048. 
" Kine," Mar. 21, 1946, Rel. Apr. 29, 

BRIDE WORE BOOTS, THE. 

Paramount. (May 1). — Barbara Stanwyck, 

Robert Cummings, 7,794 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.9202. " Kine," May 9, 1946. Rel. Nov. 

4, 1946. 
BULLDOG BREED, THE. 

Renown. (Nov.). — Commentary by 

Kenneth Home. 3,100 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br. /E.9700. " Kine," Nov. 7, 1946. Rel. 

Immediate. 
BY WHOSE HAND ? 

Columbia. (Apr. 29).— Charles Starrett, 

Sally Bliss. 5,232 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9182. 

" Kine," May 2, 1946. Rel. Aug. 12, 1946. 
CALCUTTA. 

Paramount. (Apr. 10). — Alan Ladd, 

William Bendix. 7,484 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F. 9125. " Kine," Apr. 18, 1946. Rel. 

Feb. 10, 1947. 
CALIFORNIA. 

Paramount. (Nov. 19). — Ray Milland, 

Barbara Stanwyck. 8,903 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.9760. " Kine," Nov. 21, 1946. Rel. 

Immediate. 
CALL OF JUSTICE, THE. 

Equity British. (June 3). — Bill Cody, 

sen., Catherine Cotter. 5,450 ft. U. Reg. 

No. F.9299. " Kine," June 13, 1946. Rel. 

Dec. 2, 1946. 
*CAN WE BE RICH ? 

Film Producers Guild. (Sept.).— 

Geoffrey Crowther. 3,200 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br./E. 9550. " Kine," Sept. 26, 1946. Rel. 

Immediate. 
'CANDY'S CALENDAR. 

Exclusive. (Sept.). — Commentary by 

Bruce Belfrage. 3,156 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br./E. 9562. "Kine," Sept. 19, 1946. 

Rel. Feb. 3, 1946. 
CANYON PASSAGE. 

G.F.D. (July 25).— Dana Andrews, Brian 

Donlevy. 8,246 ft. U. «Reg. No. F.9455. 

" Kine," Aug. 1, 1946. Rel. Nov. 18, 1946. 
CAPTAIN TUGBOAT ANNIE. 

Br. Lion. (Mar. 25).— Jane Darwell, Edgar 

Kennedy. 6,314 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9061. 

" Kine," Mar. 28, 194^ Rel. 'Sept. 9, 1046. 
*CAPTIVE HEART, THE, 

Eagle Lion. (Mar. 37). — Michael Redgrpve, 

Rachel Kempson. 8,878 ft. A. Reg. No. 

Br./Tr.gu5. "Kine," Apr:i4, 1946. -.Rel. 4 
' Apr. 22, 1946. 
•CARAVAN. 

G.F.D. (Apr. ii)-— Stewart Granger, Anne fl 

Crawford. 10,922 ft. A. Reg*. No. Br. /Tr. . 

9159- " Kine," Apr. n, 1946. Rel. June 3 

3. I9'46. 
CARAVAN TRAIL, THE. 

Pathe. (Nov. 22).— Eddie Dean, Al La Rue. 
/ 5. 569, ft. U. Reg. No. F.9797i' "Kine," < 
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'CARNIVAL. 

G.F.D. (Oct. 15).— Sally Gray, Michael 
Wilding. 8,326 ft. A. Reg. No. Br./Tr. 
9645. " Kine," Oct. 17, 1946. Rel. Dec. 2, 

iCENTENNIAL SUMMER. 

20TH-F0X (Jun. 26). — Jeanne Crain, Cor- 
nel Wilde. 9,224 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9373. 
" Kine," July 4, 1946. Rel. Oct. 7, 1946. 

CHECKMATE. 

Columbia. (Dec. 12). — Charles Starrett, 
Smiley Burnette. 4,859 ft. U. Reg. No. 
F. 9829. " Kine," Dec. 19, 1946. Rel. 
Immediate. 

CHILDREN OF THE WILD. 

Grand National. (Oct. 16). — 
Valerie, James Bush. 5,000 ft. U. 
No. F. 9656. " Kine," Oct. 24, 1946. 
Immediate. 

'CHILDREN ON TRIAL. 

Ealing. (July 16). — Julia Lang, 
Watson. 5,400 ft. A. Reg. No. 

E. 9451. " Kine," July 18, 1946. 
Oct. 28, 1946. 

•CHIP OFF THE OLD ROCK. 

Federated. (Jan. 4). — Doris Arnold, Ron- 
nie Waldman. 3,420 ft. U. Reg. No. 
Br. /R. 8835. " Kine," Jan. io, 1946. 
Rel. Mar. 4, 1946. 

CHRISTMAS SLIPPER8. 

Soviet Films. (Mar. 6). — Gregory 
Bolshakov, Olympiada Gritsenko. 3,000 
ft. U. Reg. No. F. 9074. " Kine," 
Mar. 21, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 

CINDERELLA JONES. 

Warner. (Mar. 5). — Joan Leslie, Robert 
Alda. 7,947 ft. U. Reg. No. F. 9008. 
" Kine," Mar. 7, 1946. Rel. May 6, 1946. 

'CIRCUS STORY, A. 

Federated. (Apr. 8). — Commentary by 
Ronald Waldman. 3,200 ft. U. Reg. No. 
Br./E. 9113. "Kine," Apr. 11, 1946, 
Rel. Immediate. 

CLAUDIA AND DAVID. 

20TH-F0X. (Aug. 7.) — Dorothy McGuire, 
Robert Young. 7,003 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F. 9477. " Kine," Aug. 15, 1946. Rel. 
Nov. 11, 1946. 

CLUB HAVANA. 

Pathe. (July 25). — Tom Neal, Margaret 

Lindsay. 5,507 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 9473. 

" Kine," Aug. I, 1946. Rel. Sept. 9, 1946. 
CLUNY BROWN. 

20TH-F0X. (May 1). — Charles Boyer, 

Jennifer Jones. 9,029 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F. 9204. "Kine," May 9, 1946. Rel. 

Aug. 12, 1946. 
[COLORADO SERENADE. 

Pathe. (July 23). — Eddie Dean, David 

Sharpe. 6,149 ft. U. Reg. No. F. 9468. 

" Kine," July 25, 1946. Rel. Dec. 30, 1946. 
COME OUT FIGHTING. 

Pathe. (Feb. 5). — Leo Gorcey, Huntz 

Hall. 5,582 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 8960. 

" Kine," Feb. 14, 1946. Rel. June 24, 1946. 



t CONCERTO. 

Br. Lion. (June 28). — Philip Dorn, Cath- 
erine McLeod. 10,562 ft. U. Reg. No. 
F. 9370. " Kine," July 4, 1946. Rel. 
Sept. 23, 1946. 

CORNERED. 

RKO-Radio. (Mar. 26).— Dick Powell, 
Walter Slezak. 9,223 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F. 9058. " Kine," Mar. 21, 1946. Rel. 
May 13, 1946. 

'CORNISH HOLIDAY. 

Exclusive. (July 9). — Interest Film. 3,100 
ft. U. Reg. No. Br./E. 9427. "Kine," 
July 11, 1946. Rel. Sept. 30, 1946. 
COURAGE OF LASSIE. 

M-G-M. (July 3). — "Lassie," Elizabeth 
Taylor. 8,324 ft. U. Reg. No. F. 9385. 
" Kine," July 11, 1946. Rel. Aug. 19, 1946. 

CRACK-UP. 

RKO-Radio. (Nov. 29).— Pat O'Brien, 
Claire Trevor. 8,404 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F- 9793- " Kine," Dec. 5, 1946. Rel. 
Dec. 16, 1946. 

CRIME DOCTOR'S MANHUNT. 

Columbia. (Nov. 14). — Warner Baxter, 
Ellen Drew. 5,493 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F- 9747- " Kine," Nov. 21,- 1946. Rel. 
Feb. 10, 1947. 

CRIME OF THE CENTURY. 

Br. Lion. (June 24). — Stephanie Bachelor, 
Martin Kosleck. 5,022 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F. 9364. " Kine," June. 27, 1946. Rel. 
Immediate. 

CRIMSON CANARY, THE. 

G.F.D. (Jan. 16). — Noah Beery, jun., Lois 
Collier. 5,797 ft. A. Reg. No. F.8880.— 
" Kine," Jan. 24, 1946. Rel. June 17, 1946. 

'CURSE OF THE WRAYDONS. 

Ambassador. (Sept. 10). — Tod Slaughter, 
Bruce Seton. 8,450 ft. A. Reg. No. Br. /E. 
9579. " Kine," Sept. 19, 1946. Rel. Im- 
mediate. 

DAKOTA. 

Br. Lion. (Jan. 10). — John Wayne, Vera 
Hruba Ralston. 7,340 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.8853. " Kine," Jan. 17, 1946. Rel. 
Immediate. 

DALTONS RIDE AGAIN, THE. 

G.F.D. (Apr. 30). — Alan Curtis, Kent Tay- 
lor. 6,493 II - A. Reg, No. F.9194. 
" Kine," May 2, 1946. Rel. May 30, 1946. 

'DANCINGTHRU'. 

Pioneer. (Apr. 30). — LouPreagerand His 
Orchestra. 3,162 ft. A. Reg. No. Br./E. 
9273. " Kine," May 2, 1946. Rel. July 1, 
1946. 

DANGER SIGNAL. 

Warner. (Apr. 26). — Faye Emerson, 
Zachary Scott. 7,006 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.9177. " Kine," May 2, 1946. Rel. June 
17, 1946. 

DANGER WOMAN. 

G.F.D. (Oct. 23).— Don Porter, Brenda 
Joyce. 8,383 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9655. 
" Kine," Oct. 31, 1946. Rel. Nov. 25, 1946. 



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DANGEROUS BUSINESS. 

Columbia. (Nov. 8). — Forrest Tucker, 
Lynn Merrick. 5,280 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.9743. " Kine," Nov. 14, 1946. Rel. 
Feb. 3, 1947. 
DANGEROUS INTRUDER. 

Pathe. (Mar. 4).— Charles Arnt, Veda Ann 
Borg. 5,612 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9I20. 
" Kine," Apr. 11, 1946. Rel. Sept, 2, 1946. 
DANNY BOY. 

Pathe. (Nov. 21). — Robert Henry, Helen 
Brown. 5,833 ft. V. Reg. No. F.9796. 
" Kine," Nov. 28, 1946. Rel. Feb. 24, 
1947. 
DARK ALIBI. 

Pathe. (Nov. 22). — Sidney Toler, Mantan 
Moreland. 5,622 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9798. 
" Kine," Nov. 28, 1946. Rel. Apr. 21, 
1947. 
DARK CORNER, THE. 

20TH-F0X. (Apr. 24). — Lucille Ball, Clifton 
Webb. 8,922 ft. A. Reg. No. I-.9I74- 
" Kine," May 2, 1946. Rel. July 1, 1946. 
DARK HORSE, THE. 

G.F.D. (Aug. 29). — Philip Terry, Ann 
Savage. 5,304 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9559. 
" Kine," Sept. 5, 1946. Rel. Oct. 14, 1946. 
DARK MIRROR, THE. 

G.F.D. (Nov. 19).— Olivia de Havilland, 
LewAyres. 7,661ft. A. Reg. No. F.9762. 
" Kine," Nov. 21, 1946. Rel. Dec. 30, 
1946- 
DAY OF WRATH. 

Film Traders. (Nov. 19). — Thorkild Roose, 
Lisbeth Movin. 9,100 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.9817. " Kine," Nov. 28, 1946. Rel. 
Nov. 23, 1946. 
•DAYS OF MAKE BELIEVE. 

Do-u-Know Films. (Aug. 21). — Interest 
Film. 3,026 ft. U. Reg. No. Br. /E. 9517. 
" Kine," Aug. 29, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
DEADLINE AT DAWN. 

RKO-Radio. (May 30). — Susan Hayward, 
Paul Lukas. 7,471 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.9296. " Kine," June 6, 1946. Rel. 
Immediate. 
DEADLINE FOR MURDER. 

2oth-Fox. (July 23). — Paul Kelly, Kent 
Taylor. 5,882 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9439. 
" Kine," July 25, 1946. Rel. Jan. 20, 1947. 
DECOY. 

Columbia. (Apr. 25). — Charles Starrett, 
Betty Jane Graham. 5,193 ft. U. Reg. No. 
F.9180. " Kine," May 2, 1946. Rel. June 
17, 1946. 
DETOUR. 

Pathe. (Sept. 26). — Tom Neal, Ann 
Savage. 6,214 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 9596. 
" Kine," Oct. 3, 1946. Rel. Jan. 20, 1946. 
DEVIL'S MASK, THE. 

Columbia. (Aug. 8). — Anita Louise, Jim 
Bannon. 5,933 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 9489. 
"Kine," Aug. 15, 1946. Rel. Nov. n, 
1946. 
DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND, THE. 

U.A. (Nov. 27). — William Bovd, Andy 
Clyde. 5,896 ft. U. Reg. No. F. 9792. 
" Kine," Dec. 12, 1946. Rel. Dec. 30, 1946. 
•DIARY FOR TIMOTHY. 

Film Traders. (May 8). — Interest Film. 
3,100 ft. U. Reg. No. Br./E. 9211. 
" Kine," May 16, 1946. Rel. May 26, 1946. 
DIARY OF A CHAMBERMAID, THE. 

U.A. (Feb. 14).— Paulette Goddard, Bur- 
gess Meredith. 7,767 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F. 9080. " Kine," Feb. 14, 1946. Rel. 
April 1, 1946. 



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tDO YOU LOVE ME ? 

g| 20TH Cent. -Fox. (May 2). — Dick Haymes, 

Maureen O'Hara. 8,184 ft- Keg. No. F. 

it 9205. " Kine," May 9, 1946. Rel. Aug. 

19, 1946. 
DOCTOR'S WARNING, THE. 

Columbia. (April 5). — Warner Baxter, 
Dusty Anderson. 6,280 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F. 9037. " Kine," April 4, 1946. Rel. 
June 24, 1946. 
DON'T FENCE ME IN. 

Br. Lion. (Jan. 9). — Roy Rogers, Gabby 
Hayes. 6,375 ft- A. Reg. No. F. 8852. 
" Kine," Jan. 17, 1946. Rel. Feb. 18, 1946. 
DR. RENAULT'S SECRET. 

20TH Cent.-Fox. (Mar. 6). — J. Carroll Naish, 
Lynn Roberts. 5,102 ft, 
F. 9019. " Kine," Mar. 
July 22, 1946. 
DRAGONWYCK. 

20TH Cent.-Fox. (April 10 
Vincent Price. 9,228 ft, 
F. 91 14. " Kine," April 18, 1946. Rel 
June 24, 1946. 
•DUMB DORA DISCOVERS TOBACCO. 

Gr. National. (Jan. 11). — Henry Ken- 
dall, Pamela Stirling. 3,762 ft. U. Reg. 
No. Br./E. 8879. " Kine," Jan. 17, 1946. 
Rel. Immediate. 
EASY TO LOOK AT. 

G.F.D. (Jan. 3). — Gloria Jean, Kirby 
Grant. 5,800 ft. U. Reg. No. F. 8829. 
" Kine," Jan. 10, 1946. Rel. Feb. 4, 1946. 
fEASY TO WED. 

M-G-M. (Mar. 28). — Van Johnson, Esther 
Williams. 9,900 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 9078. 
" Kine," April 4, 1946. Rel. Aug. 5, 1946. 
•ECHO OF APPLAUSE. 

Warner. (Jan. 21). — 4,350 ft. U. Reg. 
No. Br./E. 8891. "Kine," Jan. 24, 1946. 
Rel. Immediate. 
fENCHANTED FOREST. 

Pathe. (July 25). — Edmund Lowe, Brenda 
Joyce. 6,733 ft. U. Reg. No. F. 9472. 
" Kine," Aug. 1, 1946. Rel. Dec. 16, 1946. 
•ENCHANTED ISLE. 

l__ Sherwood. (Feb. 20). — Commentary by 
Peter Hobbes. 3,020 ft. U. Reg. No. 
Br./E. 8974. "Kine," Feb. 28, 1946. 
Rel. I mmediate. _ ___^______ 

END OF AN AGGRESSOR, THE. 

Soviet Film Agency. (Aug. 28). — Interest 
Film. 4,600 ft. A. " Kine," Sept. 5 
1946. Rel. Immediate. 
EVE KNEW HER APPLES. 

Columbia. (Mar. 14) . — Ann Miller, William 
Wright. 5,752 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 8080 
" Kine," Jan. 17, 1946. Rel. Jan. 28, 1946. 
FACE OF MARBLE, THE. 

Pathe. (July 24). — John Carradine, 
Claudia Drake. 6,349 :t - A. Reg. No. 
F. 9471. " Kine," Aug. 1, 1946. Rel. 
Sept. 16, 1946. 
FAITHFUL IN MY FASHION. 

M-G-M. (Aug. 29). — Donna Reed, Tom 
Drake. 7,296 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 9508. 
" Kine," Sept. 5, 1946. Rel. Nov. 18, 1946. 

FALCON IN SAN FRANCISCO, THE. 

RKO-Radio (Oct. 11). — Tom Conway, 
Rita Corday. 5,940 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9611. 
" Kine," Oct. 10. 1946. Rel. Jan. 6, 1947. 
FALSE HERO. 

Columbia (Dec. 10). — Charles Starrett, 
Smiley Burnette. 5,020 ft. U. Reg. No. 
F.9831. " Kine," Dec. 19. 1946. Rel. 
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♦FASHION FANTASY. 

2oth Cent. -Fox (Aug. 23). — Commentary 

by RennieWaldman. 3,154ft. U. Reg. No. 
Br. /E. 9522. " Kine," Aug. 29, 1946. 
Rel. Immediate. 
FATAL WITNESS, THE. 

Br. Lion (Mar. 27). — Evelyn Ankers, 
Richard Fraser. 5,344 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.9081. " Kine," Apr. 4, 1946. Rel. 
Immediate. 
FEAR. 

Pathe (July 26). — Peter Cookson, Warren 

William. 6,166 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9474- 
" Kine," Aug. 1, 1946. Rel. Jan. 6, 1947. 
FIEVRES. 

G.C.T. (July 8). — Tino Rossi, Madeleine 

Sologne. 9,000 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9400. 

" Kine," July 18, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
FLAME OF THE WEST. 

Pathe (Apr. 5). — Johnny Mack Brown, 

Raymond Hatton. 6,346 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.9123. " Kine," Apr. n, 1946. Rel. 

Aug. 26, 1946. 
FLYING SERPENT, THE. 

Pathe (Sept. 26).— George Zucco, Ralph 

Lewis. 5,263 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9597. 

" Kine," Oct. 3, 1946. Rel. Nov. 25, 1946. 
'FOREST CALLS, THE. 

International (Nov. 6). — Commentary 

by Lionel Gamlin. 3,300 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br. /E. 9876. "Kine," Nov 14, 1946. 

Rel. Nov. 17, 1946. 
FRANKENSTEIN MEETS THE WOLF MAN. 

G.F.D. (Apr. 17). — Illona Massey, Patric 

Knowles. 6,607 ft. H. Reg. No. F.9163. 

" Kine," Apr. 25, 1946. Rel. July 1, 1946. 
FRENCH KEY, THE. 

Br. Lion (Aug. 28). — Albert Dekker, Mike 

Mazurki. 6,027 it- A. Reg. No. F.9529. 

" Kine," Sept. 5, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
FRENZY. 

Film Traders (June 12). — Stig Jarrel, Alf 

Kiellin. 9,000 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9358. 

" Kine," June 20, 1946. Rel. June 13, 1946. 
FRIC-FRAC. 

Film Traders (French) (May). — Fernandel, 

Arletty. 7,000 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9207. 

" Kine," May 2, 1946. Rel. Apr. 20, 1946. 
FRIENDLY ENEMIES. 

Ealing (Dec. 3). — Charles Winninger, 

Charles Ruggles. 8,424 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F.9854. " Kine," Dec. 5, 1946. Rel. 

Immediate. 
FROM THIS DAY FORWARD. 

RKO-Radio (May 23). — Joan Fontaine, 

Mark Stevens, 8,551 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.9265. " Kine," May 30, 1946. Rel. 

July 15, 1946. 
FUGITIVE FROM TIME. 

Columbia (Feb. 15). — Charles Starrett, 

Shirley Patterson. 5,200 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.8946. " Kine," Feb. 21, 1946. Rel. 

Mar. 25, 1946. 
♦GAIETY GEORGE. 

Warner (Apr. 16). — Richard Greene, Ann 

Todd. 8,877 ft. A. Reg. No. Br. /Tr. 9071. 

" Kine," Apr. 25, 1946. Rel. July 15, 1946. 
GALLANT BESS. 

M-G-M. (Oct. 23). — Marshall Thompson, 

George Tobias. 8,944 ft. U. Reg. No. F. 9654 

" Kine," Oct. 31, 1946. Rel. Jan. 20, 1946. 
GAY BLADES. 

Br. Lion (June 19). — Allan Lane, Jean 

Rogers. 6,029 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9366. 

" Kine," June 27, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
GAY CAVALIER, THE. 

Pathe. (Nov. 21). — Gilbert Roland, Ramsey. 

Ames. 5,861 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9799. 

" Kine," Nov. 28, 1946. Rel. Feb. 3, 1947 



GENIUS IN THE FAMILY. 

G.F.D. (June 4). — Myrna Loy, Don Ameche. 

8,217 ft. U. Reg. No. F. 9312. " Kine," 

June 13, 1946. Rel. Aug. 26, 1946. 
GENTLEMAN MISBEHAVES, THE. 

Columbia. (May 31). — Robert Stanton, Osa 

Massen. 6,635 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9224. 

" Kine," May 16, 1946. Rel. June 3, 1946. 
♦GEORGE IN CIVVY STREET. 

Columbia. (Apr. 10). — George Formby, 

Rosalyn Boulter. 7,178 ft. A. Reg. No. 

Br. /Tr.9049. "Kine," Apr. 18, 1946. 

Rel. June 17, 1946. 
GETTING GERTIE'S GARTER. 

U.A. (Apr. 25). — Dennis O'Keefe, Marie 

McDonald. 6,607 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9I73- 

" Kine," Mar. 14, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
GHOST GUNS. 

Pathe. (July 26). — Johnny Mack Brown, 

Raymond Hatton. 5,447 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F.9475. " Kine," Aug. 1, 1946. Rel. Oct. 

28, 1946. 
GHOST RIDER, THE. 

Equity British. (May 24). — Rex Lease, 

Bobby Nelson. 5,050 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F.9269. " Kine," May 30, 1946; Rel. Nov. 

25, 1946. 
G.I. WAR BRIDES. 

•Br. Lion. (Sept. 5). — Anna Lee, James 

Ellison. 6,227 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9549. 

"Kine," Sept. 12, 1946. Rel. Feb. 3, 1947- 
GILDA. 

Columbia. (Apr. nj.^Rita ' Hayworth, 

Glenn Ford. 9,852 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9138. 

" Kine," Apr. 18, 1946. Rel. May 27, 

1946. 
•GIRL IN A MILLION. 

Br. Lion. (May 24). — Hugh Williams, Joan 

Greenwood. 8,100 ft. A. Reg. No". 

Br. /Dr.9452. "Kine," May 30, 1946. 

Rel. Oct. 14, 1946. 
GIRL OF THE LIMBERLOST. 

Columbia. (Jan. 30). — Ruth Nelson, 

Dorinda Clifton. 5,400 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F.8910. "Kine," Feb. 7, 1946. Rel. Apr. 

15, 1946. 
GIRLS IN CHAINS. 

Pathe. (Feb. 7).— Arline Judge, Roger 

Clark. 6,449 ft- A. Reg. No. F.8958. 

" Kine," Feb. 14, 1946. Rel. Apr. 29, 1946. 
GIRLS OF THE BIG HOUSE. 

Br. Lion. (May 14). — Lynne Roberts, 

Virginia Christine. 6,138 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.9244. . " Kine," May 16, 1946. Rel. 

Immediate. 
♦GLAMOUR GIRL. 

Gr. National.- (June 6). — Interest Film. 

3,200 ft. A. Reg. No., Br. /E.9486. 

" Kine," June 13, ,1946. Rel. Immediate. 
GLASS ALIBI, THE. 

Br. Lion. (June 27).— Paul Kelly, Douglas 

Fowley. 6,172 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9369. 

" Kine," July 4, 1946. Rel. Oct. 7, 1946. 
GRAND ESCAPADE, THE. 

Br. Lion. (Sept. 3). — The Artemus Boys. 

6,319 ft. U. Reg. No. Br./R.9544. 

" Kine," Sept. 12, 1946. Rel. Jan. 6, 1947. 

GREAT EXPECTATIONS. 

G.F.D. (Dec, ,11).- John Mills, Valerie 
Hobson. 10,624ft. A. Reg. No. Br. /Tr. 
9836. " Kine," Dec. 12, 1946. Rel. Jan. 
27, 1947. •} 

♦GREAT FAILURE, THE. 

Film Traders. (Dec. 2). — Richard Shayne, 
John Laurie.' 3,559 ft. U. Reg. No. 
Br. /E. 9815. "Kine," Dec. 5, 1946. Rel. 
Dec. 8, 1946. 



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GREAT MORGAN, THE. 

M-G-M. (Feb. 14). — Frank Morgan, Leon 

Ames. 5,070 ft. U. Reg. No. F.8940. 

" Kine," Feb. 21, 1946. Rel. Dec. 30, 1946. 
GREAT NORTHERN MYSTERY, THE. 

G.F.D. (Dec. 5). — Ralph Morgan, Marjorie 

Weaver. 13-2 reel eps. Reg. No. F. 9825. 

" Kine," Dec. 12, 1946. Rel. Jan. 4, 1947. 
•GREEN FOR DANGER. 

G.F.D. (Dec. 5).— Sally Grav, Trevor 

Howard. 8,173 ft- A. Reg. No. Br./Tr. 

9835. " Kine," Dec. 12, 1946. Rel. 

Mar. 10, 1947. 
GREEN YEARS, THE. 

M-G-M. (Sept. 25). — Charles Coburn, Tom 

Drake. 11,288 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 9578. 

" Kine," Sept. 26, 1946. Rel. Jan. 6, 1947. 
GUN SMOKE. 

Pathe. (May 31). — Johnny Mack Brown, 

Raymond Hatton. 5,307 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F. 9321. " Kine," June 6, 1946. Rel. 

Oct. 7, 1946. 
GUY COULD CHANGE, A. 

Br. Lion. (Mar. 26). — Allan Lane, Jane 

Frazee. 5,845 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 9062. 

" Kine," Mar. 28, 1946. Rel. Nov. 4, 1946. 
HAMMOND MYSTERY, THE. 

20th-Fox. (June 28). — James Fllison, 

Heather Angel. 5,646 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F. 9372. " Kine," July 4, 1946. Rel. 

Nov. 18, 1946. 
•HANDS ACROSS THE OCEAN. 

Br. Lion. (Jan. 14). — Sergt. Bill Swyre, 

Pearl Cameron. 3,382 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br./E. 8875. "Kine," Jan. 17, 1946. 

Rel. April 8, 1946. 
'HAPPY FAMILY. 

Br. Foundation. (July 22). — Fredk. 

Morant, Doris Rodgers. 3,500 ft. U. 

Reg. No. ■ Br. /E. 9443- " Kine," July 25, 

1946. Rel. Immediate. 

THARVEY girls, the. 

M-G-M. (Feb. 20).— Judy Garland, John 

Hodiak. 9,082 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 8978. 

" Kine," Feb. 28, 1946. Rel. May 13, 1946. 
HATS OFF TO RHYTHM. 

Br. Lion. (Oct. 29). — Constance Moore, 

William Marshall. 8,138 ft. U. Reg. 

No. F. 9704. " Kine," Oct. 31, 1946. 

Rel. Immediate. 
HAVING WONDERFUL CRIME. 

RKO-Radio. (Jan. 16).— Pat O'Brien, 

George Murphy. 6,304 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F. 8887. " Kine," Jan. 24, 1946. Rel. 

Feb. 18, 1946. 
HEARTBEAT. 

RKO-Radio. (May 16). — Ginger Rogers, 

Jean Pierre Aumont. 9,157 ft. A. Reg. 

No. F. 9248. " Kine," May 23, 1946. 

Rel. July 8, 1946. 
HER ADVENTUROUS NIGHT. 

G.F.D. (Nov. 21). — Dennis O'Keefe, Helen 

Walker. 6,838 ft. U. Reg. No. F. 9761. 

" Kine," Nov. 28, 1946. Rel. Dec. 23, 1946. 
HER KIND OF MAN. 

Warner. (June 4). — Dane Clark, Janis 

Paige. 7,047 ft. A. Reg. "No. F. 9335. 

" Kine," June 13, 1946. Rel. Sept. 23, 

1946. 
HIT THE HAY. 

Columbia. (June 4). — Judy Canova, Ross 

Hunter. 5,598 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 9267. 

" Kine," May 23, 1946. Rel. July 22, 1946. 
1 HOLIDAY IN MEXICO. 

M-G-M. (Aug. 21). — Walter Pidgeon, Ilona 

Massey. 11,457 ft. U. Reg. No. F. 9510. 

"Kine," Aug. 29, 1946. Rel. Nov. 11, 

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HOME SWEET HOMICIDE. 

20TH-F0.X. (Aug. 8). — Peggy Ann Garner, 

Lynn Bari. 8,082 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F. 9478. " Kine," Aug. 15, 1946. Rel. 

Nov. 4, 1946. 
HOODLUM SAINT, THE. 

M-G-M. (Mar. 6).— William Powell, Esther 

Williams. 8,223 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 9015. 

" Kine," Mar. 14, 1946. Rel. July 8, 1946. 
HOT CARGO. 

Paramount. (Aug. 21). — William Gargan, 

Jean Rogers. 5,181 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F. 9513. " Kine," Aug. 29, 1946. Rel. 

Oct. 7, 194.6. 
HOUSE OF FRANKENSTEIN. 

G.F.D. (July 30). — Boris Karloff, Lon 

Chaney. 6,353 ft. H. Reg. No. F. 9453. 

" Kine," Aug. 8, 1946. Rel. Dec. 2, 1946. 
HOW DO YOU DO-0-0-0 ? 

Pathe. (July 23). — Bert Gordon, Harry 

von Zell. 7,283 ft. U. Reg. No. F. 9469. 

" Kine," Aug. 1, 1946. Rel. Aug. 26, 1946. 
HUNTED. 

Columbia. (Feb. 13). — Russell Hayden, 

Shirley Patterson. 5,015 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F. 8945. " Kine," Feb. 21, 1946. Rel. 

Feb. 25, 1946. 
♦HYDE PARK. 

Butchers. (Oct. 8). — Commentary by 

Neal Arden. 3,177 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br./E. 9620. "Kine," Oct. 10, 1946. 

Rel. Dec. 2, 1946. 
I RING DOORBELLS. 

Pathe. (Sept. 25). — Anne Gwynne, Robert 

Shayne. 5,849 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 9595. 

" Kine," Oct. 3, 1946. Rel. Dec. 2, 1946. 
I SEE A DARK STRANGER. 

G.F.D. (July 3). — Deborah Kerr, Trevor 

Howard. 10,082 ft. A. Reg. No. Br./Tr. 

9428. " Kine," July n, 1946. Rel.Aug.5, 

1946. 
I WAS A CRIMINAL. 

Gr. National. (Mar. 27). — Albert Basser- 

man, Mary Brian. 6,354 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F. 9086. " Kine," April 4, 1946. Rel. 

Immediate. 
IF I'M LUCKY. 

20TH-F0X. (Oct. 3). — Vivian Blaine, Perry 

Como. 7,071 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 9604. 

" Kine," Oct. 10. 1946. Rel. Feb. 24, 1947. 
•I'LL TURN TO YOU. 

Butchers. (April 12). — Terry Randal, 

Don Stannard. 8,692 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br. /R. 9198. "Kine," April 18, 1946. 

Rel. June 17, 1946. 
IN FAST COMPANY. 

Pathe. (Nov. 26). — Leo Gorcey, Huntz 

Hall. 5,683 ft. U. Reg. No. 'F. 9800. 

" Kine," Nov. 28, 1946. Rel. Dec. 16, 1946. 
IN OLD NEW MEXICO. 

Pathe. (May 29). — Duncan Renaldo, Mar- 
tin Garralaga. 5,625 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F. 9317. " Kine," June 6, 1946. Rel. 

Oct. 21, 1946. 
IN OLD SACRAMENTO. 

Br. Lion. (May 9).— William Elliott, 

Constance Moore. 8,010 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F. 9246. " Kine," May 16, 1946. Rel. 

Immediate. 
IT SHOULDN'T HAPPEN TO A DOG. 

20th-Fox. (July 12). — Carole Landis.Allyn 

Joslyn. 6,285 ft. U. Reg. No. F. 9413. 

" Kine," July 18, 1946. Rel. Aug. 26, 1946. 
IT'S A DOG'S LIFE. 

Exclusive. (Oct. 22). — Commentary by 

Ronnie Waldman. 3,125 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br./E. 10059. Kine," Oct. 24, 1946. Rel. 

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IT'S GREAT TO BE YOUNG. 

Columbia. (Nov. ii). — Leslie Brooks, 

Jimmy Lloyd. 6,158 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F. 9745. " Kine," Nov. 14, 1946. Rel. 

Jan. 13, 1947. 
IVAN THE TERRIBLE. 

Soviet Film Agency. (Aug. 28). — Nikolay 

Cherkasov, Ludmilla Tsclikovskaya. 9,000 ft. 

A. Reg. No. F. 9572. " Kine," Sept. 5, 

1946. Rel. Immediate. 
JANIE GETS MARRIED. 

Warner. (Oct. 18). — Joan Leslie, Robert 

Hutton. 8,045 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 9640. 

" Kine," Oct. 24, 1946. Rel. Feb. 10, 1947. 
JOE PALOOKA, CHAMP. 

Pathe. (Sept. 24). — Leon Errol, Joe 

Kirkwood. 6,275 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 9592 

" Kine," Oct. 3, 1946. Rel. Jan. 13, 

1946. 
JOHNNY COMES FLYING HOME. 

20TH-F0.X. (May 30). — Richard Crane, 

Faye Marlowe. 5,902 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F. 9294. "■ Kine," June 6, 1946. Rel. 

July 1, 1946. 
fJOLSON STORY, THE. 

Columbia. (Nov. 6). — Larry Parks, Evelyn 

Keyes. 11,643 ft. U. Reg. No. F. 9715. 

" Kine," Nov. 7, 1946. Rel. Jan. 6, 1947. 
JUNGLE CAPTIVE. 

G.F.D. (Dec. 5). — Otto Kruger, Amelita 

Ward. 5,722 ft. H. Reg. No. F.9824. 

" Kine," Dec. 12, 1946. Rel. Mar. 3, 1947. 
JUNGLE QUEEN. 

G.F.D. (Feb. 19). — Edward Norris, Eddie 

Quillan. 13 2-reel eps. U. Reg. No. 

F. 8971/2/3. "Kine," Feb. 21, 1946. 

Rel. Mar. 4, 1946. ■ 
JUNIOR PROM. 

Pathe. (Nov. 19). — Freddie Stewart, June 

Preisser. 5,349 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9790. 
"Kine," Nov. ' 28, 1946. Rel. Dec. 30, 

1946. 
JUST BEFORE DAWN. 

Columbia. (June 26). — Warner Baxter, 
Adele Roberts. 5,930 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.9393. " Kine," July 4, 1946. Rel. Aug. 

tKID FROM BROOKLYN, THE. 

RKO-Radio. (Oct. 29). — Danny Kaye, 

Virginia Mayo. 10,275 it. U. Reg. No. 

F.9659. " Kine," Oct. 31, 1946. Rel. Feb. 

3. 1947- 
KILLERS, THE. 

G.F.D. (Nov. 13).— Burt Lancaster, Ed- 

mond O'Brien. 9,245 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.9734. " Kine," Nov. 21, 1946. Rel. 

Jan. 13, 1947. 
KING OF THE STALLIONS. 

Exclusive. (Sept. 12). — Dave O'Brien.jSally 

Cairns. 6,045 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9561. 

" Kine," Sept. 19, 1946. Rel. Immediate 
LA CAGE AUX ROSSIGNOLS. 

G.F.D. (Dec. 17). — Noel Noel, Micheline 

Francey. 8,683 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9853. 

" Kine," Dec. 12, 1946. Rel. Mar. 31, 

1947. 
LADY AND THE MONSTER, THE. 

Br. Lion. (Mar. 28). — Vera Hruba Ralston, 

Richard Aden. 7,719 ft. H. Reg. No. F.9082. 

" Kine," Apr. 4, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
LADY CONFESSES, THE. 

Pathe. (Feb. 5). — Mary Beth Hughes, 

Hugh Beaumont. 5,850 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.8956. "Kine," Feb. 7, 1946. Rel. Apr. 

29, 1946. 
LADY IN THE LAKE. 

M-G-M. (Dec. n). — Robert Montgomery, 

Audrey Totter. 9,233 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F. 9837. "Kine," Dec. 19, 1946. Rel. 

Jan. 20, 1947. 



LADY OF MYSTERY. 

' Columbia. (Apr. 16). — Chester Morris, 
Lynn Merrick. 5,394 ft. A.Reg. No. F.9165. 
" Kine," Apr. 25, 1946. Rel. July 15, 1946. 
LAKELAND STORY. 

Pathe. (Sept. 23). — Interest Film. 3,136 ft. 
U. Reg. No. Br. /E. 9574. " Kine," Sept. 
26, 1946. Rel. Feb. 10, 1947. 
LAND OF PROMISE. 

Films of Fact. (May). — Interest Film. 6,200 
ft. U. Reg. No. Br./E.9234- "Kine," 
May 2, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
LAND OF THE KANGAROO. 

Famous. (Oct. 2). — Commentary by Colin 
Wills. 3,150 ft. U. Reg. No. Br. /E. 9601. 
" Kine," Oct. 3, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
"LAND OF THE MAPLE LEAF. 

Famous. (Jan. 8). — Interest. 3,250 ft. 
U. Reg. No. Br./E.8886. " Kine," Jan. 
17, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
LAND OF THE SAINTS. 

Renown. (Oct.). — Commentary by Frank 
Phillips. 3,100 ft. U. Reg. No. Br./E. 
9781. " Kine," Oct. 17, 1946. Rel. 
Immediate. 
LAST CHANCE, THE. 

M-G-M. (Jan. 23).— John Hoy, E. G 
Morrison. 9,435 ft. U. Reg. No. F.8S95 
" Kine," Jan. 31, 1946. Rel. Mar. 25, 

1946. 
LAST CROOKED MILE, THE. 

Br. Lion. (Oct. 31). — Donald. Barry, Ann 
Savage. 6,016 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9705. 
" Kine," Nov. 7, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
LAST HILL, THE. 

Soviet Film Agency. (Jan.). — Nikolai 
Krinchkov, Marina Pastukhova. 8,000 ft. 
A. Reg. No. F.9032. " Kine," Feb. 7, 
1946. Rel. Feb. 7, 1946. 
L'ATALANTE. 

Film Traders. (Oct.). — Michel Simon, Dita 
Parlo. 7,500 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9603. 
" Kine," Oct. 3, 1946. Rel. Sept. 28, 1946. 
LATE AT NIGHT. 

Premier. (Mar. 13). — Barrv Morse, Daphne 
Day. 6,310ft. A. Reg. No. Br./R.go25. 
" Kine," Mar. 21, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
^LAUGHING LADY. 

Anglo-American (Oct. 15). — Anne Ziegler, 
Webster Booth. 8,301 ft. A. Reg. No. 
Br. /Tr. 9724. "Kine," Oct. 24, 1946. 
Rel. Feb. 3, 1946. 
LAW OF MOTHER LOVE. 

Grand National. (Oct. 9). — Commentary 
by Bruce Belfrage. 3,200ft. U. Reg. No. 
F.9088. " Kine," Oct. 17, 1946. Rel. 
Immediate. 
LAW OF THE VALLEY. 

Pathe. (Feb. 8). — Johnny Mack Brown, 
Raymond Hatton. 4,810 ft. Reg. No. 
F.8963. »' Kine," Feb. 14, 1946. Rel. July 
8, 1946. 
(LEAVE HER TO HEAVEN. 

2oth-Fox. (Jan. 22). — Gene Tiernev, Cornel 
Wilde. 9,878 ft. A. Reg. No. F.8892. 
" Kine," Jan. 24, 1946. Rel. Apr. 8, 1946. 
LE GRAND JEU. 

Film Traders. (Oct.). — Francoise Rosay, 
Pierre Richard. 10,500 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.9643. "Kine," Oct. 24, 1946. Rel. 
Oct. 19, 1946. 
LE JOUR SE LEVE. 

Studio One Dist. (May). — Jean Gabin, 
Jacqueline Lament. 7,995 ft. A. " Kine," 
May 30, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
LES ENFANTS DU PARADIS. 

London Films. (Dec. 13). — Arletty, Jean- 
Louis Barrault. 15,000 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.9856. " Kine," Dec. 5, 1946. Rel 
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LES VISITEURS DU SOIR. 

Eagle Lion. (Sept. 10). — Arletty, Marie Dea. 

100,000 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9560. 

" Kine," Aug. 15, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
LETTER FOR EVIE, A. 

M-G-M. (Feb. 7). — Marsha Hunt, John 

Carroll. 8,005 ft. A. Reg. No. F.8922. 

" Kine," Feb. 14, 1946. Rel. Apr. 1, 1946. 
LIFE WITH BLONDIE. 

Columbia. (Apr. 4). — Penny Singleton, 

Arthur Lake. 6,221 ft. U. Reg. No. 
, F.9051. "Kine," Mar. 28, 1946. Rel. 
, Apr. 22, 1946. 
* LISBON STORY. 

Anglo-American. (Feb. 21). — Patricia 

Burke, David Farrar. 9,100 ft. A. Reg. 

No. Br. /Dr.9006. " Kine," Feb. 28, 1946. 

Rel. May 20, 1946. 
LITTLE MISTER JIM. 

M-G-M. (Oct. 31). — Jimmie Jenkins, James 

Craig. '8,309 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9673. 

" Kine," Nov. 7, 1946. Rel. Dec. 9, 1946. 
LIVE WIRES. 

Pathe. (May 28). — Leo Gorey, Huntz Hall. 

5,814 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9161. " Kine," 

May 30, 1946. Rel. June 3, 1946. 
i LONDON TOWN. 

Eagle Lion. (Aug. 27). — Sid Field, Greta 

Gynt. 11,400 ft. U. Reg. No. Br./Tr.9552. 

" Kine," Sept. 5, 1946. Rel. Sept. 23, 

LONE RIDER FIGHTS BACK, THE. 

Equity British. (May 9). — George Houston, 

Dorothy Short. 5,650 ft. U. Reg. No., 

F.9223. " Kine," May 16, 1946. Rel. 

Nov. ii, 1946. 
LOST TRAIL, THE. 

Pathe. (Sept. 27). — Johnny Mack Brown, 

Raymond Hatton. 4,738 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F.9598. " Kine," Oct. 3, 1946. Rel. Dec. 

23, 1946. 
LOVE ETERNAL. 

•Eagle-Lion. (Mar. 25). — Madeleine 

Sologne, Jean Marais. 10,000 ft. A. Reg. 

No. F. 9085. "Kine," Feb. 21, 1946. 

Rel'.' Immediate. 
LOYAL HEART. 

Anglo-American. (Feb. 22). — "Fleet," 

the Wonder Dog, Harry Welchman. 

7,100 ft. U. Reg. No. Br. /R. 9007. 

" Kine," Feb. 28, 1946. Rel. Feb. 17, 1947. 
MADAME PIMPERNEL. 

• U.A.* (Feb. 4). — Constance Bennett, Gracie 
Fields. 8,762 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 8937. 
" Kine," Feb. 7, 1946. Rel. Mar. 18, 1946. 

MAD GHOUL, THE. 

G-F.D. (Feb. 15).— David Bruce, Evelyn 
Ankers.. 5,863 ft. H. Reg. No. F. 8970. 
" Kine," Feb. 21, 1946. Rel. Mar. 25, 1946. 

MAD HATTER, THE. 

U.A. (Oct. 22). — Tom Breneman, Bonita 
Granville. 8,224 ft- U. Reg. No. F. 9644. 
" Kine," Sept. 19, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 

MADONNA'S SECRET, THE. 

Br. Lion. (May 10). — Francis Lederer, 
Gail Patrick. 7,095 ft. A. Reg. No. 

• F. 9243. " Kine," May 16, 1946. Rel. 
.July 15, 1946. 

MAGIC BOW, THE. 

G.F.D. (Sept. 17). — Stewart Granger, 
Phyllis Calvert. 9,494 ft. U. Reg. No. 
: Br. /Tr. 9584. "Kine," Sept. 26, 1946. 
Rel. Nov. 25, 1946. 
[MAKE MINE MUSIC. 

RKO-Radio. (May 28).— Walt Disney 
characters. 6,570 ft. U. Reg. No. F. 
9284. " Kine," May 30, 1946. Rel. 
Aug. 26, 1946. 



MAMA LOVES PAPA. 

RKO-Radio. (Jan. 2). — Leon Errol, Elisa- 
beth Risdon. 5,484 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F. 8828. " Kine," Jan. 10, 1946. Rel. 

Jan. 14, 1946. 
fMAN FROM RAINBOW VALLEY. 

Br. Lion. (Aug. 29). — Monte Hale, Adrian 

Booth. 4,886 ft. U. Reg. No. F. 9545. 

" Kine," Sept. 5, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
MAN I LOVE, THE. 

Warner. (July 31). — Ida Lupino, Robert' 

Alda. 8,651 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 9465. 

" Kine," Aug. 8, 1946. Rel. Nov. 18, 1946. 
MAN OF THE HOUR. 

20TH-F0.X. (July 31). — Charles Coburn, 

Joan Bennett. 6,339 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F. 9456. " Kine," Aug. 8, 1946. Rel. 

Oct. 21, 1946. 
MAN WHO DARED, THE. 

Columbia. (Aug. 9). — Leslie Brooks, 

George Macready. 5,909 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F. 9490. " Kine," Aug. 15, 1946. Rel. 

Nov. 18, 1946. 
MARKED BULLET, THE. 

Columbia. (July 5). — Charles Starrett, 

Patti McCarthy. 5,158 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F. 9395. "Kine," July 11, 1946. Rel. 

Dec. 2, 1946. 
MASK OF DIIJON, THE. 

Pathe. (Nov. 20). — Erich Von Stroheim, 

Jeanne Bates. 5,829 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F. 9791. " Kine," Nov. 28, 1946. Rel. 

Mar. 17, 1947. 
*fMATTER OF LIFE AND DEATH, A. 

G.F.D. (Nov. 12). — David Niven, Kim 

Hunter. 9,372 ft. A. Reg. No. Br. /Tr. 

9733. " Kine," Nov. 7, 1946. Rel. Dec. 

30, 1946. 
MEDICINE MAN. 

Columbia. (Dec. 11). — Ken Curtis, Jeff 

Donnell. 6,120 ft. U. Reg. No. F. 9830. 

" Kine," Dec. 19, 1946. Rel. Mar. 10, 1947. 
♦MEDITERRANEAN MEMORIES. 

Squire Prods. (Mar. 18). — Commentary 

by Fredrick Allen. 3,200 ft. U. Reg. 

No. Br. /E. 9300. "Kine," Mar. 21, 1946. 

Rel. Immediate. 
MEET ME ON BROADWAY. 

Columbia. (Mar. 19). — Marjorie Reynolds, 

Fred Brady. 7,004 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F. 8996. " Kine," Mar. 7, 1946. Rel. 

Mar. 25, 1946. 
*tMEET THE NAVY. 

Anglo-American. (May 17). — Lionel 

Murton, Margaret Hurst. 7,400 ft. U. 

Reg. No. Br. /Dr. 9293. " Kine," May 23, 

1946. Rel. Sept. 2, 1946. 
MENACING SHADOWS. 

Columbia. (July 11). — Charles Starrett, 

Jean Stevens. 5,253 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F. 9407. " Kine," July 18, 1946. Rel. 

Nov. 4, 1946. 
*fMEN OF TWO WORLDS. 

G.F.D. (July 18).— Phyllis Calvert, Eric 

Portman. 9,792 ft. A. Reg. No. Br./Tr. 

9484. " Kine," July 18, 1946. Rel. 

Rel. Sept. 9, 1946. 
MICKEY THE GREAT. 

New Realm. (April 3). — Mickey McGuire 

and his gang. 4,410 ft. U. Not Registered. 

" Kine," April 11, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
MIGHTY MCGURK, THE. 

M-G-M. (Dec. 12). — Wallace Beery, Dean 

Stockwell. 7,694 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 

9838. " Kine," Dec. 19, 1946. Rel. 

Mar. 10, 1947. 
MILDRED PIERCE. 

Warner. (Mar. 6). — Joan Crawford, Jack 

Carson. 9,961 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 9009. 

" Kine," Mar. 14, 1946. Rel. Jan. 3, 1946. 



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MILE A MINUTE. 

G.F.D. (April 3). — Rod Cameron, Eddie 

Dew. 5,393 ft. U. Reg. No. F. 9092. 

" Kine," April n, 1946. Rel. June 17, 

1946. 
MILITARY SECRET. 

Soviet. (Mar. 26). — Sergei Lukianov, N. 

Alisova. 7,000 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 9073. 

" Kine," April 4, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
MIND YOUR STEP. 

Br. Lion. (May 13.) — Commentary by 

Ronnie Waldman. 3,150 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br./E. 9242. " Kine," May 16, 1946. Rel. 

Immediate. 
MISSING CORPSE, THE. 

Pathe. (April 3). — J. Edward Bromberg, 

Frank Jenks. 5,543 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F. 9118. " Kine," April 11, 1946. Rel. Oct. 

14, 1946. 
MISS SUSIE SLAGLE'S. 

Paramount. (April 9). — Sonny Tufts, 

Veronica Lake. 7,893 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F. 9112. " Kine," April n, 1946. Rel. 

Sept. 16, 1946. 
MONGOLIA. 

Soviet Film Agency. (Mar. 26). — Interest 

Film. 3,200 ft. U. Reg. No. F. 9075. 

" Kine," April 4, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
MONSIEUR BEAUCAIRE. 

Paramount. (Aug. 16). — Bob Hope, Joan 

Caulfield. 8,430 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 9501. 

" Kine," Aug. 22, 1946. Rel. Oct. 21, 1946. 
MR. ACE. 

U.A. (Aug. 16). — Sylvia Sidney, George 

Raft. 7,480 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 9506. 

" Kine," Aug. 22, 1946. Rel. Sept. 16, 1946. 
MR. GRIGGS RETURNS. 

M-G-M. (Aug. 14.) — Frank Morgan, 

Keenan Wynn. 7,379 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F. 9487. "Kine," Aug. 22, 1946. Rel. 

Jan. 13, 1947. 
MRS. LORING'S SECRET. 

Paramount. (Oct. 10). — Ray Milland, 

Teresa Wright. 8,731 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F. 9621. " Kine," Oct. 17, 1946. Rel. 

Jan. 13, 1947. 
MUMMY'S CURSE, THE. 

G.F.D. (July 26).— Lon Chaney, Peter 

Coe. 5,438 ft. H. Reg. No. F. 9454. 

" Kine," Aug. 1, 1946. Rel. Oct. 7, 1946. 
MURDER IN THE MUSIC HALL. 

Br. Lion. (Mar. 21). — Vera Hruba Ral- 
ston, William Marshall. 7,593 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F. 9059. " Kine," Mar. 28, 1946. 

Rel. Immediate. 
'MUSICAL MASQUERADE. 

2oth-Fox. (April 15). — Horace Shepherd 

and London Symphony Orchestra. 3,676 ft. 

U. Reg. No. Br./E. 9147. "Kine," 

April 25, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
MY DARLING CLEMENTINE. 

20TH-Fox. (Dec. 5). — Henry Fonda, Linda 

Darnell. 8,714 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 9821. 

" Kine," Dec. 12, 1946. Rel. Jan. 13, 1947. 
MY NAME IS JULIA ROSS. 

Columbia (Feb. 1). — Nina Foch, Dame 

May Whitty. 5,845 ft. A. Reg. No. F.8923. 

" Kine," Feb. 7, 1946. Rel. Mar. 18, 1946. 
MY PAL TRIGGER. 

Br. Lion (Oct. 25). — Roy Rogers, Gabby 

Hayes. 7,109 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9702. 

" Kine," Oct. 31, 1946. Rel. Mar. 3, 1947. 
MYSTERIOUS INTRUDER. 

Columbia (July 31). — Richard Dix, Barton 

MacLane. 5,546 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9458. 

" Kine," Aug. 8. 1946. Rel. Oct. 21, 1946. 
MYSTERIOUS MR. VALENTINE. 

Br. Lion (Dec. 13). — William Henry, Linda 

Stirling. 5,032 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9857. 

" Kine," Dec. 19, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 



MYSTERY OF THE RIVERBOAT. 

G.F.D. (May 14). — Robert Lowery, Eddie 
Quillan. 13 eps. U. Reg. No. F.9236. 
" Kine," Mav 16, 1946. Rel. June 8, 1946. 

MYSTERIOUS STRANGER, THE. 

G.F.D. (Apr. 5). — Kirby Grant, Fuzzy 
Knight. 5,023 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9091. 
" Kine," Apr. 11, 1946. Rel. Aug. 19, 1946. 

NAPLES AU BAISER DE FEU. 

Studio One French (Aug. 15). — Tino 
Rossi, Michel Simon. 8,200 ft. A. "Kine," 
Aug. 22, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 

NAVAJO TRAIL, THE. 

Pathe (Nov. 26). — Johnny Mack Brown, 
Raymond Hatton. 5,070 ft. U. Reg. No. 
F.9801. " Kine," Nov. 28, 1946. Rel. 
Feb. 17, 1947. 

NEVER SAY GOODBYE. 

Warner (Oct. 16). — Errol Flynn, Eleanor 
Parker. 8,378 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9639. 
" Kine," Oct. 24, 1946. Rel. Mar. 24, 1947. 

tNIGHT AND DAY. 

Warner (Aug. 13). — Cary Grant, Alexis 
Smith. 11,540 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9482. 
" Kine," Aug. 22, 1946. Rel. Dec. 30, 1946. 
NIGHT BOAT TO DUBLIN. 

Pathe (Jan. 8). — Robert Newton, Muriel 
Pavlow. 8,722 ft. A. Reg. No. Br./Tr.8848. 
" Kine," Jan. 17, 1946. Rel. Apr. 1, 1946. 

NIGHT IN CASABLANCA. 

U.A. (July 4). — The Marx Brothers. 
7,655 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9387. " Kine," 
July n, 1946. Rel. Oct. 28, 1946. 

tNIGHT IN PARADISE. 

G.F.D. (June 13). — Merle Oberon, Turhan 
Bey. 7,533 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9353. " Kine," 
June 20, 1946. Rel. Aug. 26, 1946. 

NIGHT TRAIN TO MEMPHIS. 

Br. Lion. (Dec. 16). — Allan Lane, Adele 
Mara. 5,733 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9858. 
" Kine," Dec. 19, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 

NO LEAVE, NO LOVE. 

M-G-M. (Sept.). — Van Johnson, Pat 
Kirkwood. 10,656 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9543. 
" Kine, Sept. 12, 1946. Rel. Oct. 28, 1946. 

jNORTHWEST TRAIL. 

Exclusive (July 9). — Joan Woodbury, 
John Litel. 5,759 ft. U. Reg. No. F. 9426. 
" Kine," July n, 1946. Rel. Oct. 21, 1946. 

NOTORIOUS LONE WOLF. 

Columbia (Apr. 15). — Gerald MohiiJ> v Janis 
Carter. 5,819 ft. A. Reg. No. •F.3145. 
" Kine," Apr. 18, 1946. Rel. Sept. 9, 1946. 

NOUS LES GOSSES. 

Academy. (Jan.). — Jean Pierre, Geffroy, 
Georges Reyguier. 9,000 ft. A. Kine," 
Jan. 3, 1946. Rel. Jan. 3 1946. 

OF HUMAN BONDAGE. 

Warner (Oct. 15). — Paul Henreid, Eleanor 
Parker. 9,497 ft. A. Reg. No. '^,9637. 
"Kine," Oct. 17, 1946. Rel. JVlar. $; 1947. 

♦OLD FATHER THAMES. 

Exclusive (Mar. 13).— ^Commentary by 
Alvar Liddell. 3,223 ft. U. Reg. No. 
Br./E. 9089. "Kine," Mar. ■ 21, 1.946. 
Rel. Aug. 5, 1946. 

ON THE CARPET. 

G.F.D. (Apr. 5).— Bud Abbott, LouCostello. 
8,215 ft. A. Reg. No. F.90944. "Kine," 
Apr. 11, 1946. Rel. June 10, 1946. 

ONE EXCITING WEEK. 

Br. Lion (Aug* 30). — Al Pearce, Pinky 
Lee. 6,262 ft. A. Reg. ' Np. F.9546. 
" Kine," Sept. 5, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 

ONE MORE TOMORROW; • 

Warner (June 5). — Ann Sheridan, Alexis 
Smith. 7,837 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9334. 
" Kine," June 13, 1946. Rel. Aug. 26, 
1946. 



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ONE WAY TO LOVE. 

Columbia (Apr. 9). — Willard Parker, 
Marguerite Chapman. 7,499 ft. U. Reg. 
No. F.9137. " Kine," Apr. n, 1946. 
Rel. May 13, 1946. 

o.s.s. 

I Paramount (May 31). — Alan Ladd, 
. Geraldine Fitzgerald. 9,935 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.9297. " Kine," June 6, 1946. Rel. 
i July 29, 1946. 
♦OTHELLO. 

Exclusive (Oct. 22). — John Slater, 
1 Sebastian Cabot. 4,100 ft. Reg. No. 

Br. /E. 9657. "Kine," Oct. 24, 1946. 

Rel. Immediate. 
OUR HEARTS WERE GROWING UP. 

Paramount (Jan. 22). — Gail Russell, 

Diana Lynn. 7,555 ft. A. Reg. No. F.8893. 

" Kine," Jan. 24, 1946. Rel. Apr. 22, 1946. 
OUT OF THE DEPTHS. 

Columbia (Apr. 16). — Jim Bannon, Ross 

Hunter. 4,598 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9166. 

" Kine," Apr. 25, 1946. Rel. July 8, 1946. 
OUTLAW, THE. 

U.A. (Jan. 3, 1947). — Jane Russell, Jack" | 

Buetel. 10,451 ft. LT. Reg. No. F.9884. 
/ " Kine," Dec. 5, 1946. Rel. Feb. 24, 1947. 
•OVERLANDERS, THE. 

Eagle Lion (Sept. 19). — Chips Rafferty, 

Daphne Campbell. 8,198 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br. /E. 9619. " Kine," Sept. 26, 1946. 

Rel. Nov. 4, 1946. 
PARTNERS IN FORTUNE. 

Columbia (Jan. 22). — Mary Beth Hughes, 

The Three Stooges. 6,068 ft. U. Reg. No. 



F.« 



Kine," Jan. 24, 1946. Rel. 



1 Apr. 29, 1946. 

PASS KEY TO DANGER. 

Br. Lion (Oct. 28). — Kane Richmond, 

Stephanie Bachelor. 5,205 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.9703. " Kine," Oct. 31, 1946. Rel. 

Immediate. 
^PATHWAY TO FAME. 

Piccadilly (Dec. 4). — Bruce Woodcock. 

3,050 ft. U. Reg. No. Br. /E. 9818. "Kine," 

Dec. 12, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
PEOPLE ARE FUNNY. 
\ Paramount (Jan. 29). — Jack Haley, Helen 

Walker. 7,020 ft. U. Reg. No. F.8907. 

" Kine," Jan. 31, 1946. Rel. Mar. 25, 1946. 
PERFECT MARRIAGE, THE. 

Paramount (Oct. 3). — David Niven, 
I Loretta Young. 7,930 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.9602. ' " Kine," Oct. 10, 1946. Rel. 

Dec. 2, 1946. 
PERILOUS HOLIDAY. 

Columbia (May 29). — Pat O'Brien, Ruth 

Warwick. 8,070 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9303. 

" Kine," June 6, 1946. Rel. July 29, 1946. 
PERSONALITY KID. 

Columbia (Nov. 13). — Ted Donaldson, 

Anita Louise. 6,085 ft- U. Reg. No. 

F.9746. " Kine," Nov. 21, 1946. Rel. 

Jan. 20, 1947. 
PHANTOM THIEF, THE. 
I Columbia. (Aug. 12). — Chester Morris, Jeff 

Donnell. 5,808 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 9491. — 

" Kine," Aug. 15, 1946. Rel. Oct. 28, 

1946. 
♦PICCADILLY INCIDENT. 

Pathe. (Aug. 27). — Anna Neagle, Michael 

Wilding. 9,226 ft. A. Reg. No. Br. ,'Tr. 

9518. " Kine," Aug. 29, 1946. Rel. Sept. 

i 30, 1946. 

POISONER, THE. 

Columbia. (July 4). — Charles Starrett, Vi 
Athens. 4,977 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9394. 
j " Kine," July 11, 1946. Rel. Dec. 23, 
1946. 



PORTRAIT OF MARIA. 

M-G-M. (Feb. 28).— Dolores Del Rio, Pedro 
Armendariz. 6,900 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.9002. " Kine," Mar. 7, 1946. Rel. 
Aug. 12, 1946. 
POSTMAN ALWAYS RINGS TWICE, THE. 
M-G-M. (Mar. 27). — Lana Turner, John 
Garfield. 10,153 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9077. 
" Kine," Mar. 28, 1946. Rel. May 13, 

POWER OF POSSESSION. 

Columbia. (Aug. 15). — Charles Starrett, 
Tex Harding. 5,246 ft. U. Reg. No. 
F-9493- " Kine," Aug. 22, 1946. Rel. 
Mar. 17, 1947. 

PREMIER RENDEZVOUS. 

G.E.T. (June 12). — Danielle Darrieux, 
Fernand Ledoux. 9,300 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F-935 1 - " Kine," May 30, 1946. Rel. 
Immediate. 

PRISON SHIP. 

Columbia. (Feb. 5). — Nina Foch, Robert 
Lowery. 5,375 ft. A. Reg. No. F.8924. — 
" Kine," Feb. 7, 1946. Rel. Mar. 25, 1946. 

PRISONERS OF THE TOWER. 

Do-u-Know Films (Nov. 27). — Com- 
mentary by Valentine Dyall. 3,115 ft. U. 
Reg. No. Br./E.9999. " Kine," Dec 5, 1946. 
Rel. Immediate. 

♦QUIET WEEK-END. 

Pathe. (Apr. 30). — Derek Farr, Marjorie 
Fielding. 8,300 ft. U. Reg. No. Br. /Tr. 
9027. " Kine," May 9, 1946. Rel. July 
29, 1946. 

RADIO STARS ON PARADE. 

RKO-Radio. (Feb. 13).— Wally Brown, 
Alan Carney. 6,229 ft- A. Reg. No. 
F.8942. " Kine," Feb. 21, 1946. Rel. 
Feb. 25, 1946. 

RAINBOW OVER TEXAS. 

Br. Lion. (Dec. 17). — Roy Rogers, Gabby 
Hayes. 5,874 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9859. 
" Kine," Dec. 26, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 

RAZOR'S EDGE, THE. 

2oth-Fox. (Jan. 7, 1947). — Tyrone Power, 
Gene Tierney. 12,914 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.9898. " Kine," Dec. 26, 1946. Rel. Mar. 
31. 1947- 

RED DRAGON, THE. 

Pathe. (May 31). — Sidney Toler, Fortunio 
Bonanova. 5,763 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9320. 
" Kine," June 6, 1946. Rel. Sept. 16, 
1946. 

RENDEZVOUS 24. 

2oth-Fox. (July n). — William Gargan, Pat 
O'Moore. 6,318 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9412. 
" Kine," July 18, 1946. Rel. Nov. 4, 1946. 

RENDEZVOUS WITH ANNIE. 

Br. Lion. (Aug. 27). — Eddie Albert, Faye 
Marlowe. 8,010 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9528. 
" Kine," Sept. 5, 1946. Rel. Feb. 24, 1947. 

iRENEGADES. 

Columbia. (Apr. 25). — Evelyn Keyes, Wil- 
lard Parker. 7,941ft. U. Reg. No. F. 9052. 
" Kine," Mar. 28, 1946. Rel. June 17, 

RETURN OF RUSTY, THE. 

Columbia. (Sept. 11). — Ted Donaldson, 

Mark Dennis. 5,804 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F.9553. " Kine," Sept. 19, 1946. Rel. 

Nov. 4, 1946. 
RETURN OF THE VAMPIRE, THE. 

Columbia. (Jan. 1). — Bela Lugosi, Frieda 

Inescort. 6,159 ft- H. Reg. No. F.8833. 

" Kine," Jan. 3, 1946. Rel. Feb. 11, 1946. 
RIVERBOAT RHYTHM. 

RKO-Radio (Mar. 15). — Leon Errol, 

Walter Catlett. 5,884 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F.9028. " Kine," Mar. 21, 1946. Rel, 

Apr. 15, 1946. 



26 The Kincmatograph Year Book. 

David O. Selznick 

announces the formation of 

%\\eu Releasing Organisation 



The emergence of th^* Selznick companies as 
a full-fledged and completely integrated group 
of production, sales and exploitation units, is in 
line with Mr. Selznick's long-range plans. 

We are proud of the "TRADITION OF 
QUALITY" of the Selznick*: trade mark. We 
believe that its scupulous and undeviating refusal 
to "water the milk" is unparalleled in the history 
of the industry. And we pledge ourselves to 
adopt and to adhere to the standards of the 
Selznick producing units. 

We believe that this way, and only this way, 
can a new and independent distributing company 
make an important contribution to the business. 



SELZNICK RELEASING ORGANISATION 

Neil Agnew, President 

Selling and control offices have already been established in 

LOS ANGELES NEW YORK LONDON BUENOS AIRES 

CHICAGO DALLAS BOSTON ATLANTA 



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Selznick Releasing Orgamisatiom 

SRO is now opening offices throughout the 
world and will release all Selznick International 
and Vanguard Pictures as well as the output of a 
new producing unit in the process of formation. 
Further details on this unit will be announced 
later. 

It has not yet been determined whether other 
independent product will be distributed by 
Selznick Releasing Organisation, but it's thought 
likely that facilities will be Imade available for 
pictures of quality and commercial importance 
comparable with the Selznick output. It is known 
that, ever since the possibility of the formation of 
such a company became a matter of trade gossip, 
several producers of importance approached 
Mr. Selznick, looking for release through his 
company, if and when it was formed. 

"DUEL IN THE SUN" will be the first release 
to be handled by SRO in Great Britain. Other 
releases planned will, include: "THE PARADINE 
CASE," directed by Hitchcock, and includes the 
following cast : Gregory Peck, Charles Laughton, 
Charles Coburn, Ethel Barrymore and Ann Todd; 
"LITTLE WOMEN," with an all-star cast which 
includes Lionel Barrymore, Charles Coburn, Diana 
Lynn, and another new Selznick discovery, Bambi 
Linn, who will play Beth; "PORTRAIT OF 
JENNY," which will co-star Jennifer Jones and 
Joseph Cotten; " SANDS OF TIME," co-starring 
Cary Grant and Dorothy McGuire; and "JOAN 
OF ARC," starring Jennifer Jones. 

Watch for the announcement of other important 
product released through SRO during the year 
of 1947. 

All product will be produced in the Tradition 
of Quality. 



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•ROMANTIC INDIA. 

Exclusive. (Feb. 19). — Alvar Lidell. 3,179 
ft. U. Reg. No. Br./E.8g8i. " Kine," 
Feb. 21, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 

ROVING ROGUE. 

Columbia. (Aug. 15). — Charles Starrett, 
Tex Harding. 4,935 ft. U. Reg. No. 
F.9492. " Kine," Aug. 22, 1946. Rel. 
Feb. 17, 1947. 

RUNAROUND, THE. 

G.F.D. (Oct. 17). — Ella Raines, Broderick 
Crawford. 7,771 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9632. 
" Kine," Oct. 17, 1946. Rel. Nov. 18, 1946. 

'SAILING WE WILL GO, A. 

Br. Foundation. (Mar. 15). — Commentary 
by Frank Phillips. 3,700 ft. U. Reg. No. 
Br./E.9039. " Kine," Mar. 21, 1946. Rel. 
Mar. 31, 1946. 

SAILOR TAKES A WIFE, THE. 

M-G-M. (Feb. 21).— Robert Walker, June 
Allyson, 8,184 ft. A. Reg. No. F.8979. 
" Kine," Feb. 28, 1946. Rel. Dec. 2, 
1946. 

SAMURAI. 

New Realm. (Mar. 13). — Paul Fung, Luke 
Chan. 5,712 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9026. 
" Kine," Mar. 21, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 

tSAN ANTONIO. 

Warner. (Mar. 7). — Errol Flynn, Alexis 
Smith. 9,769 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9010. 
" Kine," Mar. 14, 1946. Rel. July 1, 1946. 

SCANDAL IN PARIS, A. 

U.A. (May 14). — George Sanders, Signe 
Hasso. 9,100 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9235. 
" Kine," May 2, 1946. Rel. June 24, 1946. 

SCARLET STREET. 

G.F.D. (Jan. 22). — Edward G. Robinson, 
Joan Bennett. 9,069 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.8916. " Kine," Jan. 31, 1946. Rel. Mar. 
25, 1946. 

•SCHOOL FOR SECRETS. 

G.F.D. (Nov. 7).— Ralph Richardson, Ray- 
mond Huntley. 9,700 ft. A. Reg. No. 
Br. /Tr.9759. " Kine," Nov. 14, 1946. Rel. 
Dec. 16, 1946. 

SCOTLAND YARD INVESTIGATOR. 

Br. Lion. (Jan. 15). — SirC. Aubrey Smith, 
Erich von Stroheim. 6,117 ft. A. Reg. 
No. F.8887. "Kine," Jan. 17, 1946. Rel. 
Apr. 29, 1946. 

•SCOTTISH EXPRESS. 

Warner. (Apr. 26). — Commentary by John 
Snagge. 3,100 ft. U. Reg. No. Br. /E. 
9178. " Kine," May 2, 1946. Rel. Aug. 
12, 1946. 

•SCOTTISH SYMPHONY. 

Federated. (Nov. 7). — Commentary by 
James McKechnie, George Strachan. 3,250 
ft. U. Reg. No. Br./E.972i. "Kine," 
Nov. 14, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 

SEARCHING WIND, THE. 

Paramount. (Aug. 2). — Robert Young, 
Sylvia Sidney. 9,679 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.9505. " Kine," Aug. 8, 1946. Rel. Oct. 
7, 1946. 

SECRET AGENT X9. 

G.F.D. (June 28). — Lloyd Bridges, Keye 
Luke. 13 eps. U. Reg. No. F.9374.— 
" Kine," July 4, 1946. Rel. Sept. 7, 1946. 

•SEND FOR PAUL TEMPLE. 

Butchers. (Aug. 30). — Anthony Hulme, 
JoyShelton. 7,488 ft. A. Reg. No. Br. /R. 
9568. " Kine," Sept. 5, 1946. Rel. Dec. 
23, 1946. 

SENSATION HUNTERS. 

Pa the. (May 28). — Robert Lowery, Doris 
Merrick. 5,626 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9316. 
" Kine," June 6, 1946. Rel. Nov. 11, 1946. 



SENTIMENT AND SONG. 

Columbia. (July 10). — Ken Curtis, June 
Storey. 6,168 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9406. 
" Kine," Julv 18, 1946. Rel. Jan. 13, 1947. 

SENTIMENTAL JOURNEY. 

20TH-F0X. (Feb. 28). — John Payne, Mau- 
reen O'Hara. 8,943 fit. U. Reg. No. 
F. 8992. " Kine," Mar. 7, 1946. Rel. 
May 20, 1946. 

SHADOW OF A WOMAN. 

Warner. (Aug. 1). — Helmut Dantine, 
Andrea King. 7,012 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F. 9466. " Kine," Aug. 8, 1946. Rel. 
Dec. 9, 1946. . 

SHADOW OF TERROR. 

Pathe. (May 29). — Richard Fraser, Grace 
Gillern. 5,377 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 9322. 
" Kine," June 6, 1946. Rel. Nov. 4, 1946. 

SHADOW RETURNS, THE. 

Pathe. (Sept. 27). — Kane Richmond, 
Broderick Crawford. 5,477 ft. A. Reg. 
No. F. 9599. " Kine," Oct. 3, 1946. Rel. 
Dec. 9, 1946. 

SHANGHAI COBRA, THE. 

Pathe. (April 2). — Sidney Toler, Mantan 
Moreland. 5,793 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 9122. 
" Kine," April 4, 1946. Rel. July 29, 1946. 

SHE WENT TO THE RACES. 

M-G-M. (Jan. 2). — James Craig, Frances 
Gifford. 7,724 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 8836. 
" Kine," Jan. 10, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 

SHE WROTE THE BOOK. 

G.F.D. (July 23). — Joan Davis, Jack 
Oakie. 6,688 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 9441. 
" Kine," July 25, 1946. Rel. Sept. 30, 
1946. 

SHE WOULDN'T SAY YES. 

Columbia. (Jan. 31). — Rosalind Russell, 
Lee Bowman. 7,752 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F. 8911. " Kine," Feb. 7, 1946. Rel. 
Mar. 18, 1946. 

SHERLOCK HOLMES AND THE SECRET 

CODE. 

G.F.D. (May 31).— Basil Rathbone, Nigel 
Bruce. 6,477 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 9311. 
" Kine," June 6, 1946. Rel. Aug. 26, 1946. 

SHOCK. 

20TH-F0.X. (Feb. 13). — Vincent Priee, Lynn 
Ban. 6,273 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 8938. 
" Kine," Feb. 21, 1946. Rel. April 1, 1946. 

SHOW-OFF, THE. 

M-G-M. (Nov. 6).— Red Skelton, Marilyn 
Maxwell. 7,842 ft. U. Reg. No. F. 9718. 
" Kine," Nov. 14, 1946. Rel. Feb. 10, 

SING WHILE YOU DANCE. 

Columbia. (Nov. 12). — Ellen Drew, Robert 
Stanton. 6,490 ft. U. Reg. No. F. 9744. 
" Kine," Nov. 14, 1946. Rel. Feb. 10, 
1947. 

SING YOUR WAY HOME. 

RKO-Radio. (Mar. 29).— Jack Haley, 
Mary McGuire. 6,463 ft. U. Reg. No. 
F. 9083. " Kine," April 4, 1946. Rel. 
May 20, 1946. 

SINGLE SHOT BARTON. 

Equity British. (June 13). — Tim Mc- 
Coy, Joan Woodbury. 5,500 ft. U. Reg. 
No. F. 213. " Kine," June 20, 1946. Rel. 
Dec. 9, 1946. 

SISTER KENNY. 

RKO-Radio. (Nov. 27). — Rosalind Russell 
Alexander Knox. 10,478 ft. A. Reg. 
No. F. 9788. " Kine," Dec. 5, 1946. Rel. 
Jan. 20, 1947. 

•SKIPPER PUTS TO SEA, THE. 

20TH-F0.X. (April). — Interest Film. .3,060 
ft. U. Reg. No. Br./E. 9146. "Kine," 
April 25, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 



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SLIGHTLY SCANDALOUS. 

G.F.D. (Oct. 30).— Fred Brady, Paula 

Drew. 5,645 ft. U. Reg. No. F. 9685. 

" Kine," Nov. 7, 1946. Rel. Jan. 13, 1947. 
{SMOKY. 

20th-Fox. (July 10). — Fred MacMurray, 

Anne Baxter. 7,590 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F. 9410. " Kine," July 18, 1946. Rel. 

Oct. 14, 1946. 
SMOOTH AS SILK. 

G.F.D. (April 26). — Kent Taylor, Virginia 

Grey. 5,903 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 9195. 

" Kine," May 2, 1946. Rel. June 10, 1946. 
SO DARK THE NIGHT. 

Columbia. (Aug. 7). — Steve Geray, Miche- 

line Cheirel. 6,319 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F. 9488. " Kine," Aug. 15, 1946. Rel. 

Nov. 25, 1946. 
SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT. 

20TH-F0.X. (April 30). — John Hodiak, 

Nancy Guild. 9,924 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F. 9203. " Kine," May 2, 1946. Rel. 

July 22, 1946.' 
SON IS BORN, A. 

Ealing. (Dec. 12). — Ron Randell, Muriel 

Steinbeck. 7,092 ft. A. Reg. No. Br. /E. 

9855. " Kine," Dec. 19, 1946. Rel. 

Immediate. 
SONG OF ARIZONA. 

Br. Lion. (June 20). — Roy Rogers, Gabby 

Hayes. 6,144 ft. U. Reg. No. F. 9365. 

" Kine," June 27, 1946. Rel. Dec. 30, 

1946. 
fSONG OF OLD WYOMING. 

Pathe. (April 24). — Eddie Dean, Sarah 

Padden. 5,814 ft. U. Reg. No. F. 9119. 

" Kine," May 2, 1946. . Rel..- Ma v 29, 1946. 
SONS OF THE SOUTH. 

RKO-Radio. (Jan. 14, 1947). — James 

Baskett, Bobby Driscoll. 8,370 ft. U. 

Reg. No. F. 9842. " Kine," Dec. 19, 

1946. Rel. April 7, 1947. 
SOUTH OF THE RIO GRANDE. 

Pathe. (April 2). — Duncan Renaldo, Mar- 
tin Garralaga. 5,545 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F. 9121. " Kine," April n, 1946. Rel. 

Aug. 5, 1946. 
[SPANISH MAIN, THE. 

RKO-Radio.. (Jan. 24). — Paul Henreid, 

Maureen O'Hara. 9,049 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F. 8905. " Kine," Jan. 31, 1946. Rel. 

April 15, 194.6. 
SPECTRE OF THE ROSE, THE. 

Br. Lion. (Sept. 4). — Ivan Kurov, Viola 

Essen. 8,100 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 9548. 

" Kine," Sept. 12, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
SPELLBOUND. 

U.A. (May 21). — Ingrid Bergman, Gregory 

Peck. 10,022 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 9262. 

" Kine," May 23, 1946. Rel. Aug. 5, 1946. 
SPIDER, THE. 

20TH-F0.X. (Jan. 16). — Richard Conte, 

Faye Marlowe. 5,458 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F. 8874. ", Kine," Jan. 24, 1946. Rel. 

Mar. 11, 1946. 
SPIRAL STAIRCASE, THE. 

RKO-Radio. (Feb. 12).— Dorothy Mc- 

Guire, George Brent. 7,529 ft. A. Reg. 

No. F. 8933. " Kine," Feb. 14, 1946. 

Rel. Mar. 25, 1946. 
tSPORTS PARADE IN MOSCOW. 

G.F.D. (April 23). — Interest Film. 4,075 

ft. U. Reg. No. F. 9197. " Kine," 

Mar. 21, 1946. Rel. Mar. 25, 1946. 
•SPRING SONG. 

Anglo-American. (Oct. 8). — Carol Raye, 

Peter Graves. 7,860 ft. A. Reg. No. 

Br./Dr. 9672. "Kine," Oct. 17, 1946. 

Rel. Dec. 9, 1946. 



•STADIUM HIGHLIGHTS. 

Federated. (July 2). — Commentary by 
Stewart Macpherson. 3,274 ft. U. Reg. 
No. Br./E. 9409. "Kine," July n, 1946. 

Rel. Immediate. 
STOLEN LIFE, A. 

Warner. (Oct. 17). — Bette Davis, Glenn 

Ford. 9,639 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 9636. 

" Kine," Oct. 24, 1946. Rel. Jan. 20, 1947. 
STOLEN TIME. 

Columbia. (Mar. 20). — Charles Starrett, 

Tex Harding. 5,224 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F. 9053. " Kine," April 4, 1946. Rel. 

May 20, 1946. 
STRANGE IMPERSONATION. 

Br. Lion. (June 26). — Brenda Marshall, 

William Gargan. 6,157 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F. 9368. " Kine," July 4, 1946. Rel. 

Immediate. 
STRANGE JOURNEY. 

20TH-F0.X. (Nov. 26). — Paul Kelly, Osa 

Massen. 5,888 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9787- 

" Kine," Nov. 28, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
STRANGE LOVE OF MARTHA IVERS, THE. 

Paramount (June 19). — Barbara Stanwyck, 

Van Heflin. 10,705 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9360. 

" Kine," June 13, 1946. Rel. Aug. 19, 

1946. 
STRANGE MR. GREGORY, THE. 

Pathe (May 30). — Edmund Lowe, Jean 

Rogers. 5,667 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9319. 

" Kine," June 6, 1946. Rel. Aug. 19, 1946. 
STRANGE TRIANGLE. 

20TH-F0X (July 9). — Signe Hasso, Preston 

Foster. 5,847 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9411. 

" Kine," July 11, 1946. Rel. July 29, 1946. 
STRANGE WOMAN, THE. 

U.A. (Dec. 5). — Hedy Lamarr, Louis 

Hayward. 9,120 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9823. 

" Kine," Oct. 31, 1946. Rel. Feb. 17, 1947. 
STRANGER, THE. 

RKO-Radio (June 26). — Edward G. 

Robinson, Loretta Young. 8,551 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.9378. " Kine," July 4, 1946. 

Rel. Oct. 21, 1946. 
STRANGLER OF THE SWAMP. 

Pathe (Sept. 25). — Rosemary La Planche, 

Robert Barratt. 5,256 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F.9594. " Kine," Oct. 3, 1946. Rel. Nov. 

18, 1946. 
SUNBONNET SUE. 

Pathe (Feb. 8).— Gale Storm, Phil Regan. 

8,028 ft. U. Reg. No. F.8962. " Kine," 

Feb. 14. 1946. Rel. June 10, 1946. 
SUNSET IN ELDORADO. 

Br. Lion (Mar. 22). — Roy Rogers, Dale 

Evans. 5,931 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9060. 

" Kine," Mar. 28, 1946. Rel. July 29, 1946. 
SUSPENSE. 

Pathe (Sept. 24). — Belita, Barry Sullivan. 

9,086 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9593. " Kine," 

Oct. 3, 1946. Rel. Jan. 13, 1946. 
SWAMP FIRE. 

Paramount (Sept. n). — Johnny Weiss- 

muller, Virginia Grey. 6,375 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F.9556. " Kine," Sept. 19, 1946. Rel. 

Dec. 2, 1946. 
SWING PARADE OF 1946. 

Pathe (May 30). — Gale Storm, Phil Regan. 

6,648 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9318. " Kine," 

June 6, 1946. Rel. Aug. 12, 1946. 
SYMPHONIE FANTASTIQUE. 

Eagle Lion (Mar. 5). — Jean-Louis Barr.uilt, 

Renee Saint Cyr. 7,300 ft. Reg. No. F.9171. 

" Kine," Mar. 14, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
•TAKE IT EASY. 

New Realm (Apr. 3). — Interest Film. 

3,150 ft. U. Reg. No. Br. /E. 9090. "Kine," 

Apr. 11, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 



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TALK ABOUT A LADY. 

Columbia (June 5). — Jinx Falkenburg, 
Forrest Tucker. 6,419 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.9304. " Kine," June 13, 1946. Rel. 
July 15, 1946. 
TANGIER. 

G.F.D. (Apr. 4). — Maria Montez, Preston 
Foster. 6,618 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9093. 
" Kine," Apr.-n, 1946. Rel. May 13, 1946. 
TARS AND SPARS. 

Columbia (Apr. 12). — Janet Blair, Alfred 
Drake. 7,859 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9036. 
" Kine," Mar. 21, 1946. Rel. July 1, 1946. 
TARZAN AND THE LEOPARD WOMAN. 

RKO-Radio (Jan. 23). — -Johnny Weiss- 
muller, Brenda Joyce. 6,508 ft. U. Reg. No. 
F.8896. " Kine," Jan. 31, 1946. Rel. 
Feb. 25, 1946. 
TEMPTATION. 

G.F.D. (Nov. 26). — Merle Oberon, George 
Brent. 8,875 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9789. 
" Kine," Nov. 28, 1946. Rel. Feb. 3. 1947. 
TERROR BY NIGHT. 

G.F.D. (Apr. 17).— Basil Rathbone, Nigel 
Bruce. 5,379 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9162. 
" Kine," Apr. 25, 1946. Rel. July 8, 1946. 
*TEXEL. 

Br. Foundation (Dec. 9). — Commentary 
by Frank Phillips. 3,118 ft. U. Reg. No. 
Br. /E. 9828. "Kine," Dec. 12, 1946. 
Rel. Dec. 13, 1946. 
THAT BRENNAN GIRL. 

Br. Lion (Dec. 20). — James Dunn, Mona 
Freeman. 8 551 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9862. 
" Kine," Dec. 26, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
•THEIRS IS THE GLORY. 

G.F.D. (Aug. 15).— The Men of Arnhem. 
7,372 ft. A. Reg. No. Br./R.9509. "Kine," 
Aug. 22, 1946. Rel. Oct. 14, 1946. 
THEY MADE ME A KILLER. 

Paramount (Feb. 27). — Robert Lowery, 
Barbara Britton. 5,868 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.8982. " Kine," Mar. 7, 1946. Rel. 
July 8, 1946. 
13, RUE MADELEINE. 

2oth-Fox. (Dec. 17). — James Cagney, 
Annabella. 8,571 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9851. 
" Kine," Dec. 19, 1946. Rel. Jan. 20, 1947. 
•THIS MAN IS MINE. 

Columbia (Sept. 12). — Glynis Johns, 
Jeanne de Casalis. 9,387 ft. A. Reg. No. 
Br. /Tr.9569. " Kine," Sept. 19, 1946. 
Rel. Nov. 25, 1946. 
THOSE ENDEARING YOUNG CHARMS. 

RKO-Radio (Jan. 3). — Laraine Day, 
Robert Young. 7,290 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.8832. " Kine," Jan. 3, 1946. Rel. Jan. 28, 
1946. 
'THOSE WERE THE DAYS. 

Butchers (Oct. 22).— Commentary by 
Kenneth Home. 3,300 ft. U. Reg. No. 
Br./E.96g9. "Kine," Oct. 24, 1946. Rel. 
Dec. 20, 1946. 
fTHREE LITTLE GIRLS IN BLUE. 

20TH-F0X (Oct. 2). — June Haver, Vivian 
Blaine. 8,134 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9605. 
" Kine," Oct. 10. 1946 Rel. Dec. 2, 1946. 
THREE WISE FOOLS. 

M-G-M. (July 24). — Margaret O'Brien, 
Lionel Barrymore. 8,105 ft. U. Reg. No. 
F.9444. " Kine," Aug. 1, 1946. Rel. 
Sept. 30, 1946. 
THRILL OF BRAZIL, THE. 

Columbia (Nov. 15). — Evelyn Keyes, 
Keenan Wynne. 7,380 ft. U. Reg. No. 
F.9748. " Kine," Nov. 21, 1946. Rel. 
Jan. 27, 1947. 



THROW A SADDLE ON A STAR. 

Columbia (July 9). — Ken Curtis, Adele 
Roberts. 5,956 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9405. 
" Kine," July n, 1946. Rel. Oct. 7, 1946. 
TIGER WOMAN, THE. 

Br. Lion (Jan. 14). — Adele Mara, Kane 
Richmond. 5,175 ft. A. Reg. No. F.8876. 
" Kine," Jan. 17, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
TILL THE END OF TIME. 

RKO-Radio (Oct. 16).— Dorothy McGuire, 
Guy Madison. 9,454 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.9623. "Kine," Oct. 24, 1946. Rel. 
Dec. 9, 1946. 
TIME OF THEIR LIVES. 

G.F.D. (Oct. 14).— Bud Abbott, Lou 
Costello. 7,303 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9633. 
" Kine," Oct. 17, 1946. Rel. Nov. 11, 1946. 
TO EACH HIS OWN. 

Paramount (June 2i).-01ivia de Havilland, 
John Lund. 11,110 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 9361. 
" Kine," June 27, 1946. Rel. Sept. 9, 1946. 
TOKYO ROSE. 

Paramount (Mar. 13). — Byron Barr, Osa 
Massen. 6,311 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9023. 
" Kine," Mar. 21, 1946. Rel. June 17, 
1946. 
*TOM TOM TOPIA. 

Renown (Nov. 27). — Commentary by 
Tommy Handley and His Gang. 3,100 ft. 
U. Reg. No. Br. /E. 9904. " Kine," Oct. 31, 
1946. Rel. Immediate. 
TOMORROW IS FOREVER. 

RKO-Radio (Jan. 22).— Claudette Colbert, 
Orson Welles. 9,329 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.8888. " Kine," Jan. 17, 1946. Rel. 
Feb. 18, 1946. 
TRAFFIC IN CRIME. 

Br. Lion (Dec. 18).— Kane Richmond, Adele 
Mara. 5,034 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9860. 
" Kine," Dec. 26, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
TRESPASSER, THE. 

Columbia. (June 6). — William Gargan, 
Janis Carter. 5,977 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.9305. " Kine," June 13, 1946. Rel. Oct. 
14, 1946. 
TROUBLE WITH WOMEN, THE. 

Paramount. (Apr. 8). — Ray Milland, Teresa 
Wright. 7,367 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9107. 
" Kine," Apr. 11, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
TWO MRS. CARROLLS, THE. 

Warner. (Aug. 20).— Humphrey Bogart, 
Barbara Stanwyck. 8,893 ft- A. Reg. No. 
F.9507. " Kine," Aug. 29, 1946. Rel. 
Oct. 21, 1946. 
TWO O'CLOCK COURAGE. 

RKO-Radio. (Jan. 15). — Tom Conway. 
Ann Rutherford. 5,989 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.8878. " Kine," Jan. 17, 1946. Rel. Jan, 
21, 1946. 
TWO SISTERS FROM BOSTON. 

M-G-M. (Mar. 26). — Kathryn Grayson, 
June Allyson. 10,093 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.9076. " Kine," Mar. 28, 1946. Rel. 
June 24, 1946. 
TWO SMART PEOPLE. 

M-G-M. (June 19).— Lucille Ball, John 
Hodiak. 8,338 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9359. 
" Kine," June 27, 1946. Rel. Aug. 19, 

-UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT. 

Butchers. (Jan. 22). — Norman Evans, Nat 
Jackley. 8,190 ft. A. Reg. No. Br. /P. 
8941. " Kine," Jan. 31, 1946. Rel. May 6, 

UNDERCOVER WOMAN, THE. 

Br. Lion. (Sept. 2). — Stephanie Bachelor, 
Robert Livingston. 5,013 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.9547. " Kine," Sept. 5, 1946. Rel. 
Immediate. 

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UNDERCURRENT. 

M-G-M. (Oct. 30).— Robert Taylor, Katha- 
rine Hepburn. 10,422 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.9674. " Kine," Nov. 7, 1946. Rel. Dec. 
23, 1946. 
UNE FEMME DISPARAIT. 

Film Traders. (Jan.). — Francoise Rosay. 
11,000ft. A. Reg. No. F. 9000. "Kine," 
Feb. 14, 1946. Rel. Feb. 14, 1946. 
UNKNOWN, THE. 

Columbia. (Sept. 17). — Karen Morley, Jim 
Bannon. 6,244 ir - A. Reg. No. F. 9563. 
" Kine," Sept. 26, 1946. Rel. Dec. 16, 
1946. 
UP SHE GOES. 

M-G-M. (Feb. 22). — Ann Sothern, George, 
Murphy. 8,006 ft. U. Reg. No. F.8979. 
" Kine," Feb. 28, 1946. Rel. Apr. 22, 1946. 
* UP TO THE SKY. 

Renown. (May). — Interest Film. 3,256 ft. 
• U. Reg. No. Br. /E. 9216. " Kine," May 2, 
1946. Rel. Immediate. 
URALS FRONT, THE. 

.Soviet Film Agency. (Feb. 14). — Tamara. 
Makarova, Vladimir Dobrovoisky. 7,380 
ft. U. Reg. No. F.9035. " Kine," Feb. 
21, 1946. Rel. Feb. 21, 1946. 
VAMPIRE'S GHOST, THE. 

Br. Lion. (Nov. i). — John Abbott, Charles 
Gordon. 5,312 ft. H. Reg. No. F.9706. 
" Kine," Nov. 7, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
VAUTRIN. 

G.F.D. (Dec. 13). — Michel Simon, Georges 
Marchal. 9,000 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9852. 
" Kine," Dec. 5, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
VENGEANCE. 

G.F.D. (Apr. 16).— Kirby Grant, Fuzzy 
Knight. 4,859 ft. U. Reg. No. F. 9158. 
" Kine," Apr. 25, 1946. Rel. Sept. 16, 
1946. 
VERDICT, THE. 

Warner. (July 30). — Sydney Greenstreet, 
Peter Lorre. 7,722 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.9464. " Kine," Aug. 1, 1946. Rel. Dec. 
2, 1946. 
tVIRGINIAN, THE. 

Paramount. (Feb. 12). — Joel McCrea, Brian 
Donlevy. 7,815 It. U. Reg. No. F.8934. 
" Kine." Feb. 14. 1946. Rel. June 17 1946. 
VOICE OF THE WHISTLER. 

Columbia. (Feb. 6). — Richard Dix, Lynn 
Merrick. 5,474 ft. A. Reg. No. F.8925. 
" Kine," Feb. 14, 1946. Rel. May 27, 
1946. 
VOICE WITHIN, THE. 

Gr. National. (Jan, 8). — Barbara White, 
Kieron O'Hanrahan. 6,667 ft. A. Reg. 
No. Br. /R.8814. "Kine," Jan. 10, 1946. 
Rel. Immediate. 
♦VOYAGE OF PETER JOE, THE. 

G.F.D. (Nov. 22).— Mark Daly, Graham 
Moffatt. 6 eps. U. Reg. No. Br./R.g767. 
" Kine," Nov. 28, 1946. Rel. Jan. 3, 1947. 
WAIT FOR ME. 

Soviet Film Age ncv. (May) . — Boris Blinov, 
Valentina Serova. 7,500 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.9526. " Kine," May 30, 1946. Rel. 
Immediate. 
•WALCHEREN. 

Br. Foundation. (Dec. 2). — Commentaryby 
Frank Phillips. 3,314 ft. U. Reg. No. 
Br./E.98o7. "Kine," Dec. 5, 1946. Rel. 
Dec. 13, 1946. 
•WALKING ON AIR. 

Piccadilly. (Nov. 5). — Johnny Worthy, 
Bertie Jarrett. 5,490 ft. U. Reg. No. 
Br./R.9756. "Kine," Nov. 7, 1946. Rel 
Immediate. 



WALLS CAME TUMBLING DOWN, THE. 

Columbia. (Aug. 1). — Lee Bowman, Mar- 
guerite Chapman. 7,370 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.9459. " Kine," Aug. 8, 1946. Rel. Oct. 
28, 1946. 

WANDERER OF THE WASTELAND. 

RKO-Radio. (Aug. 6). — James Warren, 
Audrey Long. 5,983 ft. U. Reg. No. 
F.9481. " Kine," Aug. 8, 1946. Rel. Aug. 
26, 1946. 

"WANTED FOR MURDER. 

20TH-F0.X. (Mar. 28). — Eric Portman, Dulcie 
Gray. 9,204 ft. A. Reg. No. Br. /Tr.9084. 
"Kine, "Apr. 4, 1946. Rel. June 17, 1946^ 

*WAY WE LIVE, THE. 

G.F.D. (July 19).— Peter Willes. 5,730 ft. 
U. Reg. No. Br./R.9483. "Kine," July 
25, 1946. Rel. Sept. 9, 1946. 

WELCOME HOME. 

Columbia. (Apr. 17). — Robert Benchley 
Vera Vague. 7,400 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.9167. " Kine," Apr. 25, 1946. Rel. Apr. 
17, 1946. 

WHAT A WOMAN. 

G.F.D. (Jan. 2). — Bonita Granville, Noah 
Beery, jun. 5,334 ft. U. Reg. No. F.8830. 
" Kine," Jan. 10, 1946. Rel. Apr. 8, 
1946. 
*WHAT DO WE DO NOW ? 

Gr. National. (Jan. 9). — George Moon, 
Burton Brown. 6,700 ft. A. Reg. No. 
Br./R.8822. " Kine," Jan. 17, 1946. Rel. 
Immediate. 
WHAT NEXT, CORPORAL HARGROVE? 

M-G-M. (Jan. 30). — Robert Walker, Keen- 
anWynn. 8,521 ft. A. Reg. No. F.8917. 
" Kine," Jan. 31, 1946. Rel. Mar. 18, 1946. 
WHITE GORILLA, THE. 

New Realm (June). — Ray Corrigan, Lor- 
raine Miller. 5,600 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9298. 
" Kine," June 6, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
WHO KILLED WARING? 

Columbia. (Apr. 26). — Charles Starrett 
Carole Matthews. 5,113 ft. U. Reg. No. 
F.9181. " Kine," May 2, 1946. Rel. July 
15, 1946. 
WHO'S GUILTY? 

Columbia. (Nov. 7). — Robert Kent, 
Amelita Ward. 7,126 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.9742. " Kine," Nov. 14, 1946. Rel. 
Immediate. 
WHOSE BABY? 

New Realm. (Feb. 1).— Interest Film. 
3,160 ft. U. Reg. No. Br. /E*90i3- 
" Kine," Feb. 7, 1946. Rel. Apr. 8, 1946. 
WHY GIRLS LEAVE HOME. 

Pathe. (Apr. 3). — Lola Lane, Sheldon 
Leonard. 6,206 ft. A. Reg. No. F.gii7- 
" Kine," Apr. 11, 1946. Rel. Aug. 12, 
1946. 
WIFE OF MONTE CRISTO, THE. 

Pathe (July 24). — John Loder, Lenore 
Aubert. 7,155 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9470. 
" Kine," Aug. 1, 1946. Rel. Dec. 16, 1946. 
tWILDFIRE. 

Exclusive (Nov. 14). — Bob Steele, Eddie 
Dean. 5,523 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9758. 
" Kine," Oct. 24, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
WINGED WONDERS. 

Renown (July 17). — F. Ratcliffe Holmes, 
ElsaTee. 3,102 ft. U. Reg. No. Br. /E. 9430. 
" Kine," July 25, 1946. Rel. Jan. 6, 1947. 
WITHOUT DOWRY. 

SoviET-(Apr.). — Nina Alisova, A. Ktorov. 
7,700 ft. A. Reg. No. F.9072. " Kine," 
Apr. 11, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 



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WITHOUT RESERVATION. 

RKO-Radio (Sept. 24).— Claudette Colbert, 
John Wayne. 9,607 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.9581. " Kine," Oct. 3, 1946. Rel. Nov. 18, 
1946. 

WOMAN IN THE CASE. 

Pathe (Feb. 6). — Kay Francis, Paul Kelly. 
7,058 ft. A. Reg. No. F.8961. " Kine," 
Feb. 14, 1946. Rel. July i, 1946. 

'WOMAN TO WOMAN. 

Anglo- American (Oct. 22). — Douglas 
Montgomery, Joyce Howard. 8,900 ft. 
A. Reg. No. Br. /Dr. 9740. "Kine," 
Oct. 31, 1946. Rel. Feb. 10, 1947. 

WOMAN WHO CAME BACK. 

Br. Lion (June 25). — John Loder, Nancy 

Kelly. 6,133 f t. A. Reg. No. F.9367. 

" Kine," June 27, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
'WOMEN AND SPORT. 

Butcher (Apr. 26). — Commentary by 

Raymond Glendenning. 3,138 ft. U. 

Reg. No. Br. /E. 9230. "Kine," May 2, 

1946. Rel. June 10, 1947. 
YEARS BETWEEN, THE. 

G.F.D. (Apr. 3). — Michael Redgrave, 

Valerie Hobson. 8,985 ft. A. Reg. No. 

Br./Tr.9333. "Kine," Apr. 11, 1946. 

Rel. July 8, 1946. 
YELLOW STREAK, THE. 

Columbia (July 8). — Charles Starrett, Pat 

Parrish. 5,193 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9404. 

" Kine," July 11, 1946. Rel. July 8, 1946. 
fYOLANDA AND THE THIEF. 

M-G-M. (Feb. 27).— Fred Astaire, Lucille 

Bremer, 9,629 ft. U. Reg. No. F.9001. 

" Kine," Mar. 7, 1946. Rel. July 22, 1946. 
ZERO DE CONDUITS. 

Film Traders (Sept.). — Jean dAste. 

4,500 ft. A. Reg. No. F.14169. " Kine," 

Sept. 12, 1946. Rel. Sept. 7, 1946. 
fZIEGFELD FOLLIES. 

M-G-M (Feb. 13).— Fred Astaire, Judy 

Garland. 8,964 ft. U. Reg. No. F.8939. 

" Kine," Feb. 21, 1946. Rel. Apr. 29, 1946. 



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Grand National (May 2). — Miriam 

Hopkins, Cedric Hardwicke. 6,100 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.11872. "Kine," May 9, 1946. 

Rel. Immediate. 
BELLS GO DOWN, THE. 

Ealing (May 23). — Tommy Trinder, James 

Mason. 8,010 ft. U. Reg. No. Br.frr.6351. 

" Kine," May 30. 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
BELOVED VAGABOND, THE. 

Ealing (Dec. 5). — Margaret Lockwood, 

Betty Stockfeld. 6,052 ft. A. Reg. No. 

Br.13613. " Kine," Dec. 19, 1946. Rel. 

Immediate. 
BEYOND TOMORROW. 

Grand National (Mar. 4). — Charles 

Winninger, Jean Parker. 6,788 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F.3081. " Kine," Mar. 7, 1946. 

Rel. Immediate, 
i BLOSSOMS IN THE DUST. 

M-G-M. (Sept. 12). — Greer Garson, Walter 

Pidgeon. 8,946 ft. A. Reg. No. F.4521. 

" Kine," Sept. 19, 1946. Rel. Nov. 4, 1946. 
"CANDLELIGHT IN ALGERIA. 

New Realm (Apr. 3). — James Mason, 

Carla Lehman. 7,689 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br./Dr.688i. " Kine," Apr. 11, 1946. 

Rel. Immediate. 



'CASE OF THE FRIGHTENED LADY, THE. 

Renown (Feb. 14).— Marius Goring, Helen 
Haye. 7,300 ft. A. Reg. No. Br. /R. 3291. 
" Kine," Feb. 21, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
CITADEL, THE. 

M-G-M. (Oct. 17).— Robert Donat, Rosalind 
Russell. 9,970 ft. A. Reg. No. Br. /R.i 177. 
" Kine," Oct. 24, 1946. Rel, Oct. 21, 1946. 
CORSICAN BROTHERS, THE. 

United Artists (Sept.). — Douglas Fair- 
banks, Jnr., Ruth Warwick. 9,992 ft. A. 
Reg. No. F.4970. " Kine," Sept. 5, 1946. 
Rel. Immediate. 
COURAGEOUS DR. CHRISTIAN, THE. 

Grand National (Apr. 18). — Jean Hersholt 
Dorothy Lovett. 5,580 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F.3079. "Kine," Apr. 25, ,1946. Rel. 
Immediate. 
DEAR OCTOPUS. 

G.F.D. (Jan. 17). — -Margaret Lockwood, 
Michael Wilding. 7,707 ft. A. Reg. No. 
Br./Tr. 6633. "Kine," Jan. 24, 1946. 
Rel. April 15, 1946. 
DESTRY RIDES AGAIN. 

G.F.D. (Jan. 18).— Marlene Dietrich, 
James Stewart. 8,462 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F. 2733. " Kine," Jan. 24, 1946. Rel. 
April 8, 1946. 
FLORIAN. 

M-G-M. (June 20). — Robert Young, Helen 
Gilbert. 8,359 ft. U. Reg. No. F. 3068. 
" Kine," June 27, 1946. Rel. Aug. 26, 
1946. 
GREAT AWAKENING, THE. 

Gr. National. (June). — Ilona Massey, 
Alan Curtis. 7,545 ft. U. Reg. No. 
F. 4544. " Kine," June 13, 1946. Rel. 
Immediate. 
GREAT VICTOR HERBERT, THE. 

Paramount. (Mar. 26). — Walter Connolly, 
Allan Jones. 8,202 ft. U. Reg. No. 
F. 2741. " Kine," Mar. 28, 1946. Rel. 
April 29, 1946. 
HOME FROM HOME. 

Renown. (July 17). — Sandy Powell, Rene 
Ray. 6,614 ft. U. Reg. No. Br. /R. 1763. 
" Kine," July 25, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
HOP-ALONG CASSIDY RETURNS. 

Gr. National. (Oct. 30). — William Boyd, 
Evelyn Brent. 6,638 ft. U. Reg. No. 
F. 14066. " Kine," Nov. 7, 1946. Rel. 
Immediate. 
♦IT'S YOU I WANT. 

New Realm. (May). — Seymour Hicks, 
Marie Lohr. 6,625 ft. A. Reg. No. 
Br. 13771. " Kine," May 30, 1946. Rel. 
Immediate. 
JACK LONDON. 

Renown. (Oct. 7). — Michael O'Shea. 
Susan Hayward. 7,300 ft. A. Reg. No. 
F. 7141. " Kine," Oct. 10, 1946. R?l. 
Immediate. 
JANE EYRE. 

20TH-F0X. (May). — Orson Welles, Joan 
Fontaine. 8,662 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 6855. 
" Kine," May 30, 1946. Rel. July 29, 1946. 
JOHNNY EAGER. 

M-G-M. (April iol. — Robert Taylor, Lana 
Turner 9,648 ft. A. Reg. No. F. 4979. 
" Kine," April 25, 1946. Rel. July 1, 1946. 
JURY'S EVIDENCE. 

New Realm. (May). — Hartley Power, 
Margaret Lockwood. 6,656 ft. A. Reg. 
No. Br. 12559. " Kine," May 16, 1946. 
Rel. Immediate. 
LAMP STILL BURNS, THE. 

G.F.D. (Jan. 23). — Rosamund Johns, 
Stewart Granger. 8,118 ft. A. Reg. No. 
Br./Tr. 6813. "Kine," Jan. 31, 1946, 
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LIGHT THAT FAILED. 

Paramount. (Mar. 20). — Ronald Colman, 

Walter Huston. 7,875 ft. A. Reg. No. 

F. 2628. " Kine," Mar. 28, 1946. Rel. 

May 6, 1946. 
*LIVE WIRE, THE. 

New Realm. (April). — Bernard Nedell, 

Jean Gillie. 6,248 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br. 15422. "Kine," April 25, 1946. Rel. 

Immediate. 
*MAN IN GREY, THE. 

G.F.D. (Jan. 22). — Margaret Lockwood, 

Phyllis Calvert. 10,458 ft. A. Reg. No. 

Br./Dr. 6561. "Kine," Jan. 24, 1946. 

Rel. Mar. 18, 1946. 
MAN WHO LOST HIMSELF. 

Renown. (Oct. 10). — Brian Aherne, Kay 

Francis. 6,537 ft. U. Reg. No. F. 4206. 

" Kine," Oct. 17, 1946. Rel. Dec. 2, 1946. 
♦MELODY AND ROMANCE. 

New Realm. (April). — Hughie Green, 

Margaret Lockwood. 6,390 ft. U. Reg. 

No. Br. 15600. " Kine," May 2, 1946. Rel. 

Immediate. 
MEET DR. CHRISTIAN. 

Gr. National. (Mar. 21). — Jean Hersholt, 

Dorothy Lovett. 6,300 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F. 2621. " Kine," Mar. 28, 1946. Rel. 

Immediate. 
MICHAEL STROGOFF. 

International. (July 4). — Anton Wal- 

brook, Margot Grahame. 7,566 ft. A. 

Reg. No. F. 14387. " Kine," July n, 1946. 

Rel. Immediate. 
'MOONLIGHT SONATA. 

Ealing. (June 18). — Paderewski, Charles 

Farrell. 8,114 ft. U. Reg. No. Br. 

14305. " Kine," June 20, 1946. Rel. 

Immediate. 
MR. WONG AT HEADQUARTERS. 

International. • (June 4). — Boris Kar- 

loff, Grant Withers. 6,361 ft. A. Reg. 

No. F. 2817. " Kine," June 13, 1946. 

Rel. Mar. 14, 1946. 
•MY AIN FOLK. 

Sherwood. (July 9). — Moira Lister, Mabel 

Constanduros. 5,898 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br./E. 7796. "Kine," July 11, 1946. 

Rel. July 9, 1946. 
•MY LEARNED FRIEND. 

Renown. (Feb. 12). — Will Hay, Claude 

Hulbert. 6,832 ft. U. Reg. No. Br./Tr. 

6586. " Kine," Feb. 21, 1946. Rel. 

Immediate. 
•NINE MEN. 

Ealing (Dec. n). — Jack Lambert, Richard 

Wilkinson. 6,100 ft. A. Reg. No. Br. /Dr. 

6124. " Kine," Dec. 19, 1946. Rel. Imme- 
diate. 
•OLD IRON. 

Renown (Feb. 15). — Tom Walls, Eva 

Moore. 7,262 ft. U. Reg. No. Br./Dr.i204. 

" Kine," Feb. 21, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
t'OVER THE MOON. 

Br. Lion (Oct. 30). — Merle Oberon, Rex 

Harrison. 7,121ft. A. Reg. No. Br. /Tr. 

2386. " Kine," Nov. 7, 1946. Rel. Imme- 
diate. 
tPINOCCHIO. 

RKO-Radio (Feb. 26).— Walt Disney 

Characters. 7,830 ft. U. Reg. No. F.2875. 

" Kine," Feb. 28, 1946. Rel. Apr. 8, 1946 
QUEEN OF THE YUKON. 

International (May 31).— Charles 

Bickford, Irene Rich. 6,545 ft- A - Reg- No. 

F.3610. " Kine," June 6, 1946. Rel. Apr. 22, 

1946. 



RIDING ON AIR. 

Renown (Oct.). — Toe E. Brown, Guy 
Kibbee. 6,380 ft. "U. Reg. No. F.15180. 
" Kine," Oct. 17, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
•SCHOOL FOR HUSBANDS. 

Carlyle (Aug.). — Rex Harrison, Diana 
Churchill. 6,485 ft. A. Reg. No. Br.15103 
" Kine," Aug. 8, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 

SECOND CHORUS. 

Grand National (Oct. 9). — Fred Astaire, 
Paulette Goddard. 7,651 ft. U. Reg. No. 
F.3959- " Kine," Oct. 17, 1946. Rel. 
Immediate. 

SHANGHAI GESTURE, THE. 

Renown (Apr. 9). — Gene Tierney, Ona 
Munson. 6,850 ft. A. Reg. No. F.5210. 
" Kine," Apr. 25, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
•SOMEWHERE ON LEAVE. 

Butchers (Feb. 19). — Frank Randle, Harry 
Korris. 8,650 ft. U. Reg. No. Br./R.58s8. 
" Kine," Feb. 28, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 

•SONG OF FREEDOM, THE. 

Exclusive (Mar. 13). — Paul Robeson, 

Elizabeth Welch. 7,225 ft. U. Reg. No. 

Br.13550. " Kine," Mar. 21, 1946. Rel. 

Immediate. 
STANLEY AND LIVINGSTONE. 

20TH-F0.X (Nov. 5). — Spencer Tracy, 

Cedric Hardwicke. 9,057 ft. U. Reg. No. 

F.2216. " Kine," Nov. 14, 1946. Rel. 

Feb. 17, 1947. 
•STORM IN A TEACUP. 

Ealing (June 20). — Vivien Leigh, Rex 

Harrison. 7,894 ft. A. Reg. No. Br.14764. 

" Kine," July 4, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 
•SUSPECTED PERSON. 

Pathe (Jan. 16). — Clifford Evans, Patricia 

Roc. 6,795 ft. A. Reg. No. Br. /R. 5425. 

" Kine," Jan. 24, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 

•39 STEPS, THE. 

International (Oct. 23). — Robert Donat, 
Madeleine Carroll. 7,821 ft. A. Reg. No. 
Br.11808. "Kine," Oct. 31, 1946. Rel. 
Immediate. 

•THURSDAY'S CHILD. 

Pathe (Nov. 27). — Sally Ann Howes, 
Wilfred Lawson. 7,363 ft. U. Reg. No. 
Br. /R. 6270. "Kine," Dec. 5, 1946. Rel. 
Immediate. 

•TOMORROW WE LIVE. 

New Realm (May 7). — John Clements, 
Greta Gynt. 7,669 ft. U. Reg. No. Br. /Dr. 
6973. " Kine," May 16, 1946. Rel. Imme- 
diate. 

•TOWER OF TERROR, THE. 

Pathe (May). — Wilfred Lawson, Movita. 
7,051ft. A. Reg. No. Br /R. 4569. "Kine," 
Jan. 17, 1946. Rel. Jun. 3, 1946. 

WANTED BY THE POLICE. 

International (May 27). — Frankie Darro, 
Evelyn Knapp. 5,530 ft. A. Reg. No. F.977. 
" Kine," May 30, 1946. Rel. Immediate. 

WHEN TOMORROW COMES. 

G.F.D. (Mar. 22). — Irene Dunne, Charles 
Boyer. 8,250 ft. U. Reg. No. F.2362. 
" Kine," Mar. 28, 1946. Rel. Apr. 29, 1946. 

WOMAN'S FACE, A. 

M-G-M (Apr.). — Joan Crawford, Melvyn 
Douglas. 9,564 ft. A. Reg. No. F.4281. 
" Kine," Apr. 25. 1946. Rel. July 29, 1946. 
YOU'RE A SWEETHEART. 

G.F.D. (Jan. 22). — Alice Faye, George 
Murphy. 7,289 ft. U. Reg. No. F.15713. 
" Kine," Feb. 7, 1946. Rel. Mar. 11, 1946. 



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18. 




18, 


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18. 


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25- 


» 


25. 


<> 


25. 




25. 


Feb. 


8. 




8. 


,, 


8. 


» 


19- 


.. 


19. 


» 


19- 


.Mar. 


22. 


April 


3- 


,, 


5. 


„ 


17. 


„ 


23- 


May 


14. 



,. 14- 

„ 14- 

„ 14- 

„ 28. 

„ 28. 

„ 28. 

„ 28. 

„ 28. 

„ 28. 

„ 28. 

„ 28. 

June 21. 



Canyon Passage. 

The Mummy's Curse. 

House of Frankenstein. 

Theirs is the Glory. 

The Dark Horse. 

The Magic Bow. 

Time of Their Lives. 

Carnival. 

The Runaround. 

Danger Woman. 

Slightly Scandalous. 

School for Secrets. 

A Matter of Life and Death. 

The Killers. 

The Baxter Millions. 

The Dark Mirror. 

Her Adventurous Night. 

The Voyage of Peter Joe. 

Temptation. 

The Great Northern Mystery. 

Green for Danger. 

Jungle Captive. 

Great Expectations. 

Vautrin. 

La Cage Aux Rossignols. 

Shorts. 
Bear Facts. 
Cuban Madness. 
Hot and Hectic. 
Paper Magic. 
Pottery Poets. 
Front Line Artists. 
Our Club Magazine No. 7. — Good 

Work. 
Our Club Magazine No. 8. — Your 

Club Committee. 
Our Club Magazine No. 9. — Down on 

the Farm. 
Trouble at Townsend. 
Swing High, Swing Sweet. 
Grave Laughter. 
Full Fathom Five. 
The Jungle Queen, Ep. 1. — Invita- 
tion to Danger. 
The Jungle Queen, Ep. 2. — Jungle 

Sacrifice. 
The Jungle Queen, Ep. 3. — The 

Flaming Mountain. 
Young Musicians. 
The Pied Piper of Basin Street. 
Guess What ? No. 6. 
The Sliphorn King of Polaroo. 
Ski for Two. 
The Mystery of the River Boat, 

Ep. 1.— The Tragic Crash. 
The Mystery of the River Boat, 

Ep. 2.— The Phantom Killer. 
The Mystery of the River Boat, 

Ep. 3.— The Flaming Inferno. 
Chew Chew Baby. 
The Painter and the Pointer. 
United Harvest. 
Arctic Harvest. 
Cartoon Crusader. 
Wings of Courage. 
Script Teas. 
Dog Tale. 
Crow Crazy. 
Woody Dines Out. 
A Nation Once Again. 
Our Club Magazine, No. 10. — From 

the Sea Bed. 
Our Club Magazine, No. n. — 

Afghans. 
Our Club Magazine, No. 12. — Saluki. 
Our Club Magazine, No. 13. — 

Matchbox Marvels. 



Renters' Offers 1946. 



49 



Jnne si. 

21. 

28. 



28. 
23- 

Aug. 16. 
„ 16. 



July 



Jean's Plan. 

Portuguese Harvest. 

Secret Agent X.9, Ep. 1.— Torpedo 

Rendezvous. 
Secret Agent X.9, Ep. 2. — The 

Flaming Lake. 
Secret Agent, X.9, Ep. 3. — Death 

Curve. 
Jungle Capers. 

Artist's Antics. 

Banquet of Melody. 

Swingin' Down the Scale. 

Takin' the Breaks. 

Our Club Magazine, No. 14. — Art 

Exhibition. 
Our Club Magazine, No. 15. — Dance 

of the Icicles. 
Birds of the Marshes. 
A Lonely Family. 
On the Beach. 
A Home of the Sea Birds. 
The Ravens at Home. 
A Visit to the Fame Islands. 
The Swans. 



Dec. 



The Great Northern Mystery, Ep. 3. 
— Battle in the Clouds. 



Sept. 


17- 


This Modern Age, No. 1. — Homes 
for All. 


" 


17- 


This Modern Age, No. 2. — Scotland 
Yard. 


Oct. 


17. 


Scientifically Stung. 


n 


29. 


Tiny Terrors of the Timberland. 


„ 


29. 


Champagne Music. 


„ 


29. 


Sing and Be Happy. 


, 


29. 


Picture Pioneer. 


9t 


29. 


Samson Junior. 


„ 


29. 


Magic Mineral. 


9t 


29. 


Breaking it Down. 


„ 


29. 


Merrily We Sing. 


tt 


29. 


Lone Star Padre. 




29. 


Dog of the Seven Seas. 


n 


29. 


Hobo Hound. 




29. 


Frontier Frolics. 


» 


29. 


A Nation's Vital Life Line. 


Nov. 


18. 


This Modern Age, No. 3. — To- 
morrow by Air. 


„ 


21. 


Rural Rhapsody. 


" 


22. 


Our Club Magazine, No. 16.— Ice 
Skating. 


" 


22. 


Our Club Magazine, No. 17. — -Down 
River. 


" 


22. 


Our Club Magazine, No. 18. — The 
Grimethorpe Schoolboys' Choir. 


" 


22. 


Voyage of Peter Joe, No. 1. — A 
Smashing Job. 


« 


22. 


Voyage of Peter Joe, No. 2. — All's 
Fair. 


" 


22. 


Voyage of Peter Joe, No. 3. — 
Ghostesses. 


Dec. 


[6. 


The Great Northern Mystery, Ep. 1. 
— Shipwrecked Among Icebergs. 




6. 


The Great Northern Mystery, Ep. 2. 
— Thundering Doom. 







International. 






Feature. 


Nov. 


6. 


The Forest Calls. 
Grand National. 


Jan. 


8. 


The Voice Within. 




9- 


What Do We Do Now. 


n 


11. 


Dumb Dora Discovers Tobacco. 


Mar. 


27. 


I Was a Criminal. 


June 


6. 


Glamour Girl. 


Oct. 


9- 


Law of Mother Love. 




16. 


Children of the Wild. 

London Films. 

Feature. 


Dec. 


13- 


Les Enfants Du Paradis. 

Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer. 

Features. 


Jan. 


2. 


She Went to the Races. 




23- 


The Last Chance. 


,, 


30. 


What Next, Corporal Hargrove. 


Feb. 


6. 


Adventure. 


n 


7- 


A Letter for Evie. 


, 


13- 


Ziegfeld Follies. 


,, 


14. 


The Great Morgan. 


„ 


20. 


The Harvey Girls. 




21. 


The Sailor Takes a Wife. 




22. 


Up She Goes. 




27. 


Yolanda and the Thief. 




28. 


Portrait of Maria. 


Mar. 


6. 


The Hoodlum Saint. 


tt 


7- 


Bad Bascomb. 




26. 


Two Sisters from Boston. 


,, 


27. 


The Postman Always Rings Twice 


,, 


28. 


Easy to Wed. 


June 


19- 


Two Smart People. 


July 


3- 


Courage of Lassie. 


,, 


10. 


Boy's Ranch. 




24. 


Three Wise Fools. 


Aug. 


14. 


Mr. Griggs Returns. 


,, 


21. 


Holiday in Mexico. 


„ 


29. 


Faithful in my Fashion. 


Sept. 


25- 


The Green Years. 






No Leave, No Love. 


Oct. 


23. 


Gallant Bess. 




30. 


Undercurrent. 


,. 


3i- 


Little Mister Jim. 


Nov. 


6. 


The Show-Off. 


Dec. 


11. 


Lady in the Lake. 




12. 


The Mighty McGurk. 
Shorts. 


Jan. 


14. 


We of the West Riding. 


,. 


14. 


Family Doctor. 




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The Kinematograph Year Book. 



Mar. 
April 
May 



June 



Ju 



iy 



Jan. 14. 

14. 

14. 

14. 

14. 

14. 

14. 

14. 

30. 

28. 

17. 
7- 
7- 
7- 
7- 

i3- 

13- 

13- 

13. 
3- 

10. 

24. 

24. 
Aug. 28. 
Sept. 12. 

17. 

17. 

17. 

24. 

24. 

24. 

24. 

24. 

24. 
3- 
3- 
3- 
3. 
3- 
3- 
3- 
3. 



Oct 



Jan. 16 
Feb. 1 
Mar. 13 
April 3 
3 
June — 



Jan. 15. 



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29 


Feb. 


12 


,, 


27 


Mar. 


13 


,, 


13 


April 


8 


„ 


9 


f) 


10 


May 


1 


,, 


31 


June 


19 



Aug. 2. 

„ 16. 

„ 21. 

„ .23- 

Sept. 11. 

„ 25. 

Oct. 3: 



Wild and Woolfy. 

Where Time Stands Still 

Merida and Campeche. 

The Golden Hunch. 

Magic on a Stick. 

Bus Pests. 

Gettin' Glamour. 

Flirty Birdy. 

Quiet, Please. 

Swing Shift Cinderella. 

Lonesome Lenny. 

National Capital. 

Luxury Liner. 

Visiting Vera Cruz. 

Land of the Mayas. 

Equestrian Quiz. 

Studio Visit. 

The Mission Trail. 

Springtime for Thomas. 

The Milky Waif. 

Bikini — The Atom Island. 

The Hick Chick. 

Treasures from Trash. 

Sure Cures. 

Trap Happy. 

English Criminal Justice. 

Red Hot Riding Hood. 

Northwest Hounded Police. 

Traffic With the Devil. 

Instruments of the Orchestra. 

Routine Job. 

Picture Paper. 

Solid Serenade. 

Who Killed Who ? 

Fala at Hyde Park. 

Native Earth. 

Glimpses of California. 

Brussels. 

Western Gateway. 

Pacific Terminal. 

The Horse With the Human Mind. 

Henpecked Hoboes. 



New Realm. 

Features 



Oct. 10. Mrs. Loring's Secret. 
Nov. 19. California. 



Feb. 
Mar. 
April 



July 



Aug. 
Sept. 
Oct. 

Nov. 



Bred in the Bon 
Whose Baby ? 
Samurai. 

Mickey the Great. 
Take It Easy. 
The White Gorilla. 



Paramount. 

Features. 

The Blue Dahlia. 

Our Hearts Were Growing Up. 

People are Funny. 

The Virginian. 

They Made Me A Killer. 

Back Home in Ireland. 

Tokyo Rose. 

The Trouble With Women. 

Miss Susie Slagle's. 

Calcutta. 

The Bride Wore Boots. 

O.S.S. 

The. Strange Love of Martha Ivers. 

To Each His Own. 

The Searching Wind. 

Monsieur Beaucaire. 

Hot Cargo. 

Big Town. 

Swamp Fire. 

Blue Skies. 

The Perfect Marriage. 



Shorts. 

When G.I. Johnny Comes Home. 

You Hit the Spot. 

Grist of the Mill. 

What's the Time. 

I'm Just Curious. 

Popular Science, J.4-3. 

Rhythm on Wheels. 

S /A. As Babies. 

Pitchin' Woo at the Zoo. 

Two Gun Rusty. 

Little Lulu in Hollywood. 

We're On Our Way To Rio. 

Say Ah Jasper. 

Unusual Occupations, L.4-4. 

Jasper's Paradise. 

Popular Science, J. 4-4. 

Moving Aweigh. 

Jasper Goes Hunting. 

S/A. In Monkey Business. 

Long Shots and Favourites. 

Lucky Lulu. 

Unusual Occupations, L.4-5. 

Suddenly It's Spring. 

Scrappily Married. 

Unusual Occupations, L.5-5. 

Yankee Doodle Donkey. 

She Sick Sailors. 

Talk of the Town. 

Jasper's Booby Trap. 

Popular Science, J.4-5. 

Lulu at the Zoo. 

Out Fishing. 

A Tale of Two Cafes. 

College Queen. 

Cornish Ramble. 

Hatful of Dreams. 

Tops in the Big Tops. 

Lulu's Indoor Outing. 

Dutch Vista. 

Flowers. 

Jasper's Minstrels. 

Lulu's Birthday Party. 

Popular Science, J. 4-6. 

White Rhapsody. 

Horse Power. 



Pathe. 



Jan. 


8. 


Night Boat to Dublin. 


Feb. 


5- 


Come Out Fighting. 


,, 


5- 


The Lady Confesses. 


„ 


6. 


Woman in the Case. 


„ 


6. 


Accent on Crime. 


„ 


7- 


Arson Squad. 


„ 


7. 


Girls in Chains. 


,, 


8. 


Law of the Valley. 


„ 


8. 


Sunbonnet Sue. 


Mar. 


4- 


Dangerous Intruder. 


April 


2. 


South of the Rio Grande. 


„ 


2. 


The Shanghai Cobra. 


„ 


3- 


The Missing Corpse. 


„ 


3- 


Why Girls Leave Home. 


,, 


4- 


Black Market Babies. 


„ 


5- 


Flame of the West. 


,, 


24. 


Song of Old Wyoming. 


,, 


30. 


Quiet Week-end. 


May 


28. 


Live Wires. 


f , 


28. 


Sensation Hunters. 




29. 


Shadow of Terror. 


,, 


29. 


In Old New Mexico. 


>, 


30. 


The Strange Mr. Gregory 



Renters' Offers 1946. 



51 



May 


30. 


Swing Parade of 1946. 


„ 


31- 


The Red Dragon. 




31- 


Gun Smoke. 


July 


23- 


Colorado Serenade. 




23- 


How Do You Do-0-0-0 ? 




24. 


The Wife of Monte Cristo. 


>( 


24. 


The Face of Marble. 




25- 


Club Havana. 




25. 


Enchanted Forest. 




26. 


Fear. 




26. 


Ghost Guns. 


Aug. 


27. 


Piccadilly Incident. 


Sept. 


23- 


Lakeland Story. 


„ 


24. 


Joe Palooka, Champ. 


,, 


24. 


Suspense. 


„ 


25. 


Strangler of the Swamp. 


„ 


25. 


I Ring Doorbells. 




26. 


Detour. 


,, 


26. 


The Flying Serpent. 




27. 


The Lost Trail. 




27- 


The Shadow Returns. 


Nov. 


19. 


Junior Prom. 


f , 


20. 


The Mask of Dijon. 


„ 


21. 


Danny Boy. 


,, 


21. 


The Gay Cavalier. 




22. 


Dark Alibi. 




22. 


The Caravan Trail. 


n 


26. 


In Fast Company. 


„ 


26. 


The Navajo Trail. 



Nov. 
Dec. 



Shorts. 
— . Three Tail Waggers. 
— . The Passing Years. 
— . Isle of Beauty. 
— . Pathe Pictorial (Weekly). 

Piccadilly. 

Features. 
5. Walking on Air. 
4. Pathway to Fame. 



Shorts. 
July 10. Jump for Glory. 
Aug. 29. Ivan the Terrible. 
Nov. 14. Crime Over London. 







Pioneer. 






Feature. 


April 


30. 


Dancing Thru ! 

Premier 

Feature. 


Mar. 


13- 


Late at Night. 

Renown Pictures. 

Features. 


May 
July 

Oct. 
Nov. 


15- 
17- 

27. 


Up in the Sky. 
Amateur Night. 
Winged Wonders. 
Land of the Saints. 
Tom Tom Topia. 
The Bulldog Breed. 

RKO- Radio. 
Features. 


Jan. 


2. 

3- 
15- 
16. 

22. 


Mama Loves Papa. 
Those Endearing Young C 
Two O'clock Courage. 
Having Wonderful Crime. 
Tomorrow is Forever 



Jan. 


23- 


Tarzan and the Leopard Wc 


„ 


24. 


The Spanish Main. 


Feb. 


12. 


The Spiral Staircase. 


„ 


13- 


Radio Stars on Parade. 


Mar. 


15- 


Riverboat Rhythm. 




26. 


Cornered. 


„ 


29. 


Sing Your Way Home. 


May 


14. 


The Bells of St. Mary's. 




16. 


Heartbeat. 




28. 


Make Mine Music. 


„ 


30. 


Deadline at Dawn. 


June 


21. 


Badman's Territory. 


„ 


26. 


The Stranger. 


July 


19. 


The Bamboo Blonde. 


Aug. 


6. 


Wanderer of the Wasteland. 


Sept. 


24. 


Without Reservations. 


Oct. 


16. 


Till the End of Time. 


„ 


29. 


The Kid from Brooklyn. 


Nov. 


27- 


Sister Kenny. 




29. 


Crack-Up. 

Shorts. 


Jan. 


11. 


Double Honeymoon. 




18. 


Canine Patrol. 




18. 


Five Star Bowler. 




23- 


Parallel Skiing. 


Fl 


25. 


Cured Duck. 


Feb. 


27. 


Sleepless Tuesday. 




27. 


It's Your Move. 




27. 


An English Fen. 


Mar. 


1. 


Old Sequoia. 


April 


12. 


Beware of Redheads. 


.. 


30. 


Mother-in-Laws Day. 




30. 


Ski Gulls. 


„ 


30. 


Mexican Playland. 


. 


30. 


Tee Tricks. 


May 


17. 


Pluto's Kid Brother. 


June 


14. 


Dress Parade. 


July 


4- 


In Dutch. 


Aug. 


23- 


Rockefeller Center. 




30. 


Wet Paint. 




3°- 


Oh Professor Behave. 


Sept. 


17. 


Squatters Rights. 




27- 


Purloined Pup. 




27. 


Maid Trouble. 


Oct. 


18. 


Donald's Double Trouble. 


, 


18. 


Flicker Flashbacks, No. 5. 


>t 


Si- 


Flicker Flashbacks, No. 4. 




Si- 


Flicker Flashbacks, No. 6. 


, f 


31. 


A Knight for a Day. 


Nov. 


7- 


Dumb Bell of the Yukon. 


,. 


29. 


Lighthouse Keeping. 




29. 


Flicker Flashbacks, No. 7. 


Dec. 


16. 


Bath Day. 


;, 


16. 


You Drive Me Crazy. 




16. 


The Big Beef. 




16. 


What Do You Know ? 




16. 


Basket Wizard. 




16. 


Timber Doodles. 




16. 


Colorado Rainbows. 

Sherwood. 

Features. 


Feb. 


20. 


Enchanted Isle. 

Soviet Film Agency. 

Features. 


Jan. 


. 


The Last Hill. 


Feb. 


14. 


The Urals Front. 


Mar. 


6. 


Christmas Slippers. 




26. 


Military Secret. 


„ 


26. 


Mongolia. 



52 



The Kinematograph Year Book. 



April 
May 

Aug. 



28. 

28. 



Without Dowry. 
Artmanov and Sons. 
Wait for Me. 

The End of an Aggressor. 
Ivan the Terrible. 



May 
Aug. 



Studio One Film Distributors. 

Features. 
-. Le Jour Se Leve. 
5. Naples Au Baiser De Feu. 



Squire Productions. 

Features. 
Mar. 18. Mediterranean Memories. 







Warner Bros. 






Features. 


Jan. 


21 


Echo of Applause. 


Ma-. 


5- 


Cinderella Jones. 


„ 


6 


Mildred Pierce. 


,, 


7 


San Antonio. 


April 


16 


Gaiety George. 


„ 


26 


Danger Signal. 


„ 


26 


Scottish Express. 


June 


4 


Her Kind of Man. 




5 


One More Tomorrow. 


July 


30 


The Verdict. 




31 


The Man I Love. 


Aug. 


1 


Shadow of a Woman. 




13 


Night and Day. 




20 


The Two Mrs. Carrolls. 


Oct. 


3 


The Big Sleep. 


,, 


15 


Of Human Bondage. 


Jf 


16 


Never Say Goodbye. 




17 


A Stolen Life. 




18 


Janie Gets Married. 
Shorts. 


Jan. 


15 


A Dip in the Pools. 




15 


The Draft Horse. 


., 


IS 


Rhythm. 




15 


Dude Ranch Buckeroo. 


yj 


15 


I Won't Play. 


,, 


15 


Desert Playground. 




15 


Plantation Melodies. 




15 


The Swooner Crooner. 


„ 


15 


Their Dizzy Day. 


Mar. 


7 


Hitler Lives ? 




26 


The Islanders. 




26 


Bugs Bunny Nips the Nip. 




26 


Are Animals Actors ? 


M 


26 


Porky's Pigs Feat. 


„ 


26 


Congo. 


,, 


26 


The Weakly Reporter. 




26 


Musical Novelties. 




26 


Out of the Forest. 


May 


28 


. Sonny Dunham and Orchestra. 




28 


Oklahoma Outlaws. 


» 


28 


Harry Owens and his E 
Hawaiians. 




28 


Good Old Corn. 




28 


Into the Clouds. 




28 


Barber Shop Ballads. 




28 


Puss 'N' Booty. 




28 


Know Your Dog. 


July 


2 


Music of the Americas. 




2 


What's Cookin' Doc ? 




2 


All Star Musical Revue. 




2 


Jammin' the Blues. 




2 


Little Gems. 


Aug 


1 


Okay for Sound. 


Sept. 


3 


All Star Melody Master. 


„ 


3 


Rhythm on Ice. 


,, 


3 


Law of the Badlands. 



Sept 


3. 


„ 


3 


„ 


3 


„ 


3 


„ 


3 


Oct. 


15 


„ 


15 


» 


15 


, 


15 


„ 


15 


„ 


15 


„ 


15 


,, 


15 


,, 


15 


Dec. 


3 


„ 


3 


,, 


3 


„ 


3 


., 


3 


„ 


3 


>, 


3 



Jan. 16. 



Feb. 


13 


;J 


28 


Mar. 


6 




28 


April 


10 


„ 


15 


„ 


15 


„ 


24 


„ 


3° 


May 


1 


„ 


2 


„ 


i7 


„ 


30 


June 


26 


„ 


27 


., 


28 


July 


9 


„ 


10 


,, 


11 


„ 


12 


„ 


23 


,, 


31 


Aug. 


7 



Oct. 



Nov. 26. 
Dec. 5. 



Royal 



Mar. 


11 


„ 


ir 


,, 


11 


April 


15 


„ 


15 


„ 


15 


„ 


15 


,, 


15 


„ 


15 


„ 


15 


„ 


IS 


>, 


15 


June 


12 



Alice in Jungleland. 

Double Chaser. 

Musical Shipmates. 

Peeks at Hollywood. 

Musical Mexico. 

Midnight Taxi. 

Foney Fables. 

Spade Cooley, King of Western 

Swing. 
Star in the Night. 
So You Want to Keep Your Hair. 
Story of a Dog. 
Melody of Youth. 
Fox Pop. 

Home Cheap Home. 
Jan Savitt and His Band. 
Pigs in Polka. 

What Do You Know ? No. 2. 
Musical Memories. 
Strike a Note. 
Tortoise Wins by a Hare. 
Water R"ads. 



20th Century-Fox. 

Features. 

The Spider. 

Leave Her to Heaven. 

Shock. 

Sentimental Journey. 

Dr. Renault's Secret. 

Wanted for Murder. 

Dragonwyck. 

Musical Masquerade. 

The Skipper Puts to Sea. 

The Dark Corner. 

Somewhere in the Night. 

Cluny Brown. 

Do You Love Me ? 

Behind Green Lights. 

Johnny Comes Flying Home. 

Centennial Summer. 

Anna and the King of Siam. 

The Hammond Mystery. 

Strange Triangle. 

Smoky. 

Rendezvous 24. 

It Shouldn't Happen to a Dog. 

Deadline for Murder. 

Man of the Hour. 

Claudia and David. 

Home Sweet Homicide. 

Fashion Fantasy. 

Black Beauty. 

Three Little Girls in Blue. 

If I'm Lucky. 

Strange Journey. 

My Darling Clementine. 

13, Rue Madeleine. 



Shorts. 

Mighty Mouse in Gypsy Life. 
Mighty Mouse at the Circus. 
My Boy Johnny. 
Wreck of the Hesperus. 
Port of Missing Mice. 
The Green Line. 
Mighty Mouse and the Pirates. 
The Sultan's Birthday. 
Mighty Mouse and the Wolf. 
Shipyard Symphony. 
Butcher of Seville. 
Musical Masquerade. 
Raiding the Raiders. 



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June 


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The Clock Strikes Eight. 


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The House in the Rue Rapp. 


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The Gong Cried Murder. 


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Sun Gods of the Surf. 


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Aug. 


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Fashion Fantasy. 


Oct. 


I. 


The Wicked Wolf. 




2. 


Dear Old Switzerland. 




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Black, Gold and Cactus. 




29. 


Fisherman's Luck. 


Nov. 


I. 


Golden Hen. 




I. 


Svengali's Cat. 




I. 


Krakatoa. 




I. 


The Watch Dog. 




I. 


It's In the Air. 




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Down the Fairway. 




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The Mosquito. 




20. 


Who's Who in the Jungle. 




20. 


Talking Magpies. 




20. 


The Ghost Town. 




20. 


Smoky Joe. 




20. 


Bad Bill Bunion. 




20. 


Throwing the Bull. 




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The Silver Streak. 
Blue Grass Gentlemen. 
Steamboat on the River. 
The Cat Came Back. 
Dinky Finds a Home. 







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Madame Pimpernel. 


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The Diary of a Chambermaid 


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Getting Certie's Garter. 


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Spellbound. 


July 


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Night in Casablanca. 


Aug. 


16. 


Mr. Ace. 


Oct. 


4- 


Angel on My Shoulder. 


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The Mad Hatter. 


Nov. 


27. 


The Devil's Playground. 


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Who's What in the Industry 



ABBOTT, HERBERT, managing director, 
Gorton District Cinemas, Ltd. ; member 
Manchester branch C.E.A. Committee ; 
member of council and a founder member 
of Society of Cineniatu'-ians ; b. 1887, Man- 
chester ; entered trade as pianist, 1909 ; 
became general and booking manager, Gorton 
District Cinemas, 1930, and later managing 
director. Address : Regent Super Ciaema, 
Princess Road, Fallowfield, Manchester 14. 
Tel. : Moss Side 1955. 



ADDENBROOKE, COUNC. H. R. V., general 
manager, Morecambe Tower Theatre and 
Ballroom ; vice-chairman West Lanes. Branch 
C.E.A., 1946 ; b. Dudley, Yorkshire ; entered 
entertainment business 1909 ; manager, 
Floral Hall, Scarborough, 19 10 ; general 
manager, Morecambe Tower in 1912 ; is vice- 
chairman of Morecambe Corp. ; Entertain- 
ments and Publicity Committee and chairman 
of local Entertainment and Proprietors 
Association. Addresses : Office : Tower, 
Morecambe ; Tel. : Morecambe 116 ; Private : 
Villerranche, Thornton Road, Morecambe. 



ADLEY, HARRY, managing director, Younger 
Publicity Service, Ltd. and associated com- 
panies ; b. 1902 ; entered trade in 1924 as 
producer of advertising films ; formed Younger 
Publicity, 1925, Younger Film Prod., Ltd., 
1927, and National Film Corp., 1930 ; is 
director of several kinema companies ; chair- 
man of the Publicity Committee of the Ad- 
vertising and Industrial Film Association. 
Address : 28, Albemarle Street, London, W.i. 
Tel. : Regent 6593. 



ALBIN, ARTHUR S., managing director, Em- 
bassy, Granton, Edinburgh ; general manager, 
New Tivoli, Edinburgh ; chairman of the 
East of Scotland section C.E.A., for past 25 
years ; b. 1875 ; entered trade as kinema pianist ; 
opened own kinema at Shettleston in 1913 
and later purchased another at Hawick ; a past 
chairman of Scottish Branch C.E.A. ; and 
member of Benevolent Fund Committee. 
Addresses : Office : New Tivoli, Edinburgh 
Private : Rose Villa, Viewforth, Edinburgh. 



ALBIN, WILLIAM, J. P., managing director, 
Leith Cinema Co., Ltd. ; director Granton 
Cinema Co., Ltd. ; general manager and 
director Thornliebank Cinema Co., Ltd., 
Glasgow ; chairman of Kinnear Morison, Ltd. ; 
b. 1893, Glasgow ; entered trade 1910 ; formerly 
proprietor of Pavilion and Palace, Dalkeith ; 
past chairman of the Scottish branch C.E.A., 
1938 ; past president and trustee of the Scot- 
tish C.T.B.F. ; delegate to General Council. 
Addresses : Office : The State Cinema, Gt. Junc- 
tion Street, Leith, Tel. : 37369 ; Private: 12, 
Queensferry Terrace, Edinburgh, Tel. : 33374. 



ALCOTT, ARTHUR, production manager, 
Gainsborough Pictures (1928), Ltd ; b. 1894, 
Hampstead ; entered trade 1910 ; production 



manager British Lion 1926-1939 ; joined 
Gainsborough 1940 ; recent films " Man in 
Grey," " Fanny by Gaslight," " Love Story," 
"I'll Be Your Sweetheart," "Caravan," 
" Root of All Evil." Addresses : Office : Lime 
Grove Studios, London, W.12, Tel.: Shep- 
herds Bush 1210 ; Private : Eastbury Cottage, 
Holland Road, London, W.14, Tel. : Western 
3167. _ 

ALDOUS, DONALD W., F.R.S.A., M. Inst.E., 
M.B.K.S., Assoc. S.M.P.E. Director, Walden 
Films, Ltd., sound department ; founder 
member and technical secretary of Br. Sound 
Recording Association, and hon. editor of its 
publications. Author of " Manual of Direct 
Disc Recording." Addresses : BCM /BSRA, 
London, W.C.i, and " Strathdee," Studely 
Road, Torquay, Devon. Tel. : Torquay 
87325. 

ALLEN, R. H. : Member of N.W. Branch C.E.A. 
committee, and accountant to Cheshire 
County Cinemas, Ltd., b. 1901, Liverpool. 
Joined Cheshire County Cinemas, 1936. 
Addresses : Office, Empress Cinema, Runcorn. 
Tel. : Runcorn 2291. Private : Lyndhurst, 
Western Crescent, Runcorn. Tel. : Runcorn 
2197. 



ALLEN, S. C, director, Famous Films (London), 
Ltd., b. 1907, Cricklewood. Entered Kodak 
Ltd., 1924.' Independent producer and 
distributor of interest films and featurettes 
since 1931. Address : 179, Wardour Street, 
W.i. Tel.: Gerrard 4038. 

APPLEBEE, L. G., F.I.E.S., director of Strand 
Electric and Engineering Co.", Ltd., F.I.E.S., 
b. 1889. Entered entertainment business in 
1906. Joined production staff of late Geo-ge 
Edwardes, and was responsible for lighting 
of all Gaiety Theatre, London, productions 
from 1907 to 1910. Later appointed circuit 
engineer London and General Theatres, Ltd. 
then joined Grossmith and Laurillard at the 
Winter Garden, and then transferred to C. B. 
Cochran. Entered Strand Electric in 1922 
as designer of switchboards and lighting 
apparatus. Address: 24, Floral Street, W.C. 2. 
Tel. : Temple Bar 7464. 

ARCHIBALD, GEORGE, J. P., managing director 
Independent Producers, Ltd. Addresses : 
Pinewood Studios. Tel. : Iver 700. Empire 
House, 117, Regent Street, London, W.i. 
Tel. : Regent 0621. 

ATKINSON, J. C, director of RCA Photophone, 
Ltd., b. 1890 ; ed. Reading and Birmingham. 
Resigned from R.A.F. 1923. Manager Public 
Address and Service Department Graham- 
Amplion, 1924-1927, Sales manager, British 
Phototone, 1927-1928. Appointed sales man- 
ager, RCA Photophone, 1928. Opened up 
RCA activities on Continent, in 1929, becom- 
ing head of Photophone Dept. of Pathe Cinema, 
S.A. From 1931 to 1935 formed a circuit of 



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34 kinemas in Mauritius Reunion and Mada- 
gascar. In 1935 rejoined RCA Manufacturing 
Co., Inc., England, as Continental representa 
tive. Appointed director, 1940. Addresses : 
Office : 43, Berkeley Square, W.i. Tel. : 
Grosvenor 8861. Private: The Cedars, 
Longford, Middlesex. . 



Spain for eight years. Formed B.M.D., Ltd., 
London, to exchange films between England 
aud Continent. Addresses: Office: 29, Palace 
Gate, Kensington, W. 8. Tel.: Western 1959 ; 
3019. Private : Fife Cottage, Fife Road, 
S.W.14. Tel. : Prospect 4766. 



ATTREE, D. W., director and general manager, 
Attree and Barr, Ltd., proprietors Coliseum, 
Gorleston ; member of Eastern Counties 
Branch C.E.A. committee ; b. 1910, Kings 
Lynn. Entered trade under his father, the 
late Douglas M. Attree, 1925. Became 
director of Attree and Barr, Ltd., formed by 
his father in 1931. Addresses : Office ; 
Coliseum, Gorleston-on-Sea. Tel. : Gorleston 
73. Private: 16, Russell Avenue, Gorleston- 
on-Sea. 



BAD MAN, VICTOR, managing director, 
Greenford Playhouse, Ltd. ; Feltham Play- 
house, Ltd. ; Gem Cinema (Southall), Ltd. ; 
Southern Cinemas, Ltd. ; Isle of Wight 
Theatres, Ltd. ; b. May 24, 1887, Chippenham, 
Wilts. Address: " Homefields," Spinney 
Hill, Addlestone, Surrey. Tel. : Ottershaw 
142. 



BAIIY1, HAROLD, managing director, Federated 
Film Corp., Ltd. ; Federated Film Prods. ; 
New Tone Film Prods. ; Glendale Theatres 
Corp., Ltd. ; b. 1914. Entered Leeds branch 
M-G-M, 1919 ; First National, 1932 ; British 
Screen Service, 1934. Formed Renown Pic- 
tures Corp., Ltd., 1938. Address : National 
House, Wardour Street, W.i. Tel.: Gerrard 
6704 and 9400, 



BAINES, JOHN, scnpt writer, Independent 
Producers, Ltd. ; b. 1909, London. Under 
contract M-G-M, 1937-8 ; Jeff Musso, France, 
1939-40 ; M.O.I., 1941-3 ; Ealing Studios, 
1943-5, wrote "Dummy" and "Mirror," 
and screenplay "Dead of Night" in colla- 
boration with Angus MacPhail. Addresses : 
Office ; Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Bucks. 
Tel. : Iver 700. Private : Picket Wood, 
Merstham, Surrey. Tel. : Merstham 388. 



BAKANOWSKI, Z. de L., P.M.C., S.R., manag- 
ing director, Athene Film Prod., Ltd. ; 
S. T. A. W., Ltd. ; director, Frederick J. 
Minns and Co., Ltd. ; general manager, 
Swift Rifle Co., Ltd. ; chairman and managing 
director, Bakanowski Corp., Ltd. ; b. 1899. 
Bachelor of Law. Entered trade as managing 
director and proprietor of Polonia Films, 
Madrid, and managing director and co- 
proprietor Varsovia Films, Valencia. Repre- 
sented Association of Polish Film Producers in 



BAKER, FRANCIS WILLIAM, managing 
director, Butcher's Film Service, Ltd. ; b. 
November 25, 1877, Hollesley, Suffolk. 
Entered the Industry 1897, joining British 
Muto. and Biograph Syndicate. Ex-president 
and present treasurer, K.R.S. ; ex-treasurer, 
I.A.K.M. Member of Cinematograph Films 
Council, 1929-1944. Member Council C. T. 
B.F. Member Consultative committee, B.B. 
F.C. Governor, British Film Institute. 
President, Cinema Veterans (1903), 1941-3. 
Founder, Anima Lodge 3634. Addresses : 
Office : 175, Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : 
Gerrard 7282. Private : Hollesley, Rosehill, 
Sutton, Surrey. Tel. : Fairlands 9577. 



BAKER, LESLIE F., A.C.A., director and 
secretary, Ealing Studios, Ltd. ; Ealing 
Distribution, Ltd. ; Associated Talking 
Pictures, Ltd. ; b. 1903, London. Entered 
industry with Gainsborough Pictures, 1924 ; 
partner, Baker, Todman and Co., 1930-3 ; 
assistant general manager, production, Gains- 
borough and Gaumont-British Picture Corp., 
1933-5 ; director, secretary and general 
manager production. New World Pictures, 
Ltd., 1936-7 ; director, secretary, general 
production manager and associate producer, 
Twentieth Century Productions, Ltd., and 
1938-43 ; joined Ealing Studios, Ltd. 
associated companies as secretary, 1943 ; 
elected to board, 1946. Address : Ealing 
Studios, Ltd., Ealing Green, London, W.5. 
Tel. : Ealing 6761. 



BAKER, REGINALD P., F.C.A., managing 
director, Ealing Studios, Ltd. ; Ealing Dis- 
tribution, Ltd. ; president of K.R.S. and 
Renters' representative on Cinematograph 
Films Council ; was founder director with 
Michael Balcon of Gainsborough Pictures ; 
senior partner of Baker, Todman & Co., 
chartered accountants. Address : Ealing 
Studios, Ealing Green, W.5. Tel. : Ealing 
6761. 



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F.R.P.S., consulting chemist ; formerly 
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BALCON, MICHAEL, director of Ealing Studios, 
Ltd., and head of production ; b. 1896, Birm- 
ingham; entered trade as director of Victory 
M.P. Co., Midland renting concern ; subse- 
quently joined Gainsborough Pictures and 
produced early British successes at Islington ; 
appointed director of productions of new 
G.B. studios, Shepherds Bush ; joined M-G-M 
British Studios as chief producer, 1937 ; 
started independent production, 1938 ; elected 
director of Ealing Studios ; recent pictures : 
"Convoy," "The Foreman Went to France," 
"Next of Kin," "Nine Men," "San Deme- 
trio, London," "Dead of Night," "The Cap- 
tive Heart," "The Overlanders." Address: 
Ealing Studios, Ltd., Ealing Green, W.5. 
Tel. : Ealing 6761. 

BARBER, ALD. GEORGE HERBERT. J. P., 

exhibitor ; b. i860, Congelton ; before passing 
of Kinematograph Act ran a travelling motion 
picture show, and did own operating ; built 
first kinema in Tunstall ; member of General 
Council and North Staffordshire Branch 
C.E.A. for 20 years ; Lord Mayor, Stoke-on- 
Trent, 1929-1930 ; member Stoke-on-Trent 
City Council since Federation of Potteries in 
1910. Address : Lemnos, Victoria Road, 
Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent. 

BARNES, SIR KENNETH, principal of the Royal 
Academy of Dramatic Arts since 1909 ; b. 
1878 ; served in army 1914-1919 ; mentioned 
in despatches ; retired Captain. Address : 
35, Acacia Road, N.W.8. Tel. : P-ini r ose 
0763. 

BARON, ELIZABETH, script writer, b. 1910 ; 
entered trade as set and costume designer 
1940 ; wrote screen play " Salute John 
Citizen," 1941 ; additional scenes and dia- 
logue "The Gentle Sex," 1942; screenplay 
"The Lamp Still Burns," 1942-43; "Medal 
for the General"; "Strawberry Roan"; 
and ' ' Perilous Waters." Managers, Christopher 
Mann, Ltd. Address : 41, The Drive, Hare- 
field Place, Uxbridge, Middlesex. Tel. : 
Uxbridge 1874. 

BARRALET, PAUL, managing director, Paul 
Barralet Prods. ; chairman County Films, 
Ltd.;b. 1908 ; ed. Dulwich; entered industry as 
projectionist 1925 ; production at Worton 
Hall Studios, 1926 ; two years in Ceylon 
making Government educational films ; as- 
sistant cameraman at B.I. P. and Gains- 
borough ; cameraman with British and 
Dominion ; formed own unit ; has produced 
over 130 short subjects. Address : 26-27, 
D'Arblay Street, London, W.i. Tel. : 
Gerrard 3579. 

BARRINGTON, J.C., director and booking 
manager, Palace, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ; 
member N. Staffs, branch C.E.A. committee ; b. 
1892, Leeds ; entered trade at Palace, Morley, 
1909 ; joined Biocolor Circuit 1919 ; director 
and manager, Victoria, Hartshitl, 1929-44 ; 
booking manager, Palace, Hanley, 1932 and 
director 1942 ; chairman N. Staffs, branch 
1937-43 and delegate to General Council for 
several years. Addresses : Office : P?l?ce, 
Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. Tel.: 5413. 
Private: Albert Street Stores, Newcastle, 
Staffs. Tel. : 67795. 



BASTIE, PERCY H., F.B.K.S., managing 
director Ernest F. Moy, Ltd. ; treasurer 
and executive member, B.K.S. ; b. 1871 ; 
served apprenticeship in mechanical en- 
gineering. Joined late Ernest F. Moy 
as one of original directors of Ernest F. Moy, 
Ltd. Joint patentee in 1907 of the auto- 
matic shutter for projectors. Joint patentee 
in 1908 of the Moy camera. Life hon. member 
of the London Association of Engineers. 
Addresses : Office : 134, Bayham Street, 
N.W.i. Tel.: Gulliver 5451. Private: 
6, Beech Drive, Fortis Green, N.2. Tel. : 
Tudor 4031. 

BATES, F. STANLEY, joint managing director, 
Odeon Theatres, Ltd. ; b. 1899 ; ed., Marl- 
borough and Jesus, Cambridge. Addresses : 
Office : Albion House, New Oxford Street, 
W.C.i.; Tel. : Temple Bar 4333 ; Private : 
"Flagstones," Angmering-on-Sea, Sussex. 
Tel. : Rustington 569. 

BAUM, MAURICE, general manager Dublin 
Cinemas, Ltd. and managing director Roxy 
Cinemas, Ltd. ; b. 1912, son of a pioneer of 
trade ; connected with ktnemas and variety 
in Manchester, Salford, Stretford, Oldham ; 
appointed general manager Dublin Cinemas, 
Ltd., 1935 ; formed Roxy Cinemas and bought 
Picture House, Bray, 1937 ; managing 
director, Rialto, Wicklow ; past-president T. 
and C.A. of Eire. Addresses : 70, Middle 
Abbey Street and 36, Dawson Street, Dublin. 
Tel. : 51167 and 71432. 

BAXTER, JOHN, independent film producer- 
director ; started directing Sound City 1933 ; 
films include: "Doss House," "Reunion," 
"Song of the Plough," "Lest We Forget," 
" Song of the Road," " Flood Tide," " Music 
Hall," " Say It With Flowers," " Say It With 
Song," "The Small Man," "Men of Yester- 
day," "Love on the Dole," "The Common 
Touch," "The Shipbuilders," "Let the 
People Sing," " Stepping Toes," " Dreaming," 
"Here Comes the Sun," "The Grand Es- 
capade," "Nothing Venture," "When You 
Come Home." Address: " Aldhavu," Dea- 
conshill Road, Elstree. 

BEAUMONT, J. T., managing director, Plaza, 
and Lounge Cinemas, Huddersfield ; member 
Leeds Branch C.E.A. Committee , b. July 3, 
1882, Huddersfield ; entered trade as pro- 
jectionist, 1915 ; director, secretary and 
manager, Premier, Huddersfield, 1922-30 ; 
promoted company to acquire Cinema, 
Huddersfield, and rebuilt as Plaza ; opened 
Lounge Cinema, 1937 ; secretary, Hudders- 
field Cinemas Association, 1929-30, and 
president since 1939. Addresses : Office, 
Plaza, Huddersfield. Tel. : 3555 ; Private : 
51, Larch Road, Paddock, Huddersfield. 

BECKETT, EDWARD W., managing director, 
Publicity Films, Ltd. Address : Guild House, 
Upper St. Ma-tins Lane, W.C.2. Tel. : 
Temple Bar 5420. 

BEDGOOD, J., manager, Eglinton Electreum, 
Ltd., Glasgow, and member Scottish Branch 
C.E.A. Committee ; associated with industry 
in managerial and other capacities for 18 
years. Address : Picture House, Glasgow. 
Tel. : South 2270. 

BELL, MAJOR C. H., O.B.E., general manager 
G.B.-Kalee, Ltd. ;b. 1890 ; specialist in electri- 
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and film studios, Address : 6o, Wardour 
Street W.i. Tel: Gerrard 9531. 

BELL, J. COVERDALE, general manager, 
Newcastle Entertainments, Ltd. ; member 
Northern Branch C.E.A. Committee ; b. 1784, 
South Shields ; general manager of Brighton 
Electric Theatre and Assembly Rooms, 
Newcastle for over 35 years ; past-chairman of 
Northern branch for four years. Address : 
Brighton Electric Thextre, Westgate Road, 
Newcastle. Tel. : 34462. 

BELL, OLIVER, director of British Film Insti- 
tute 1936-1946 ; member of British Council 
Films Committee, Royal Empire Society 
Films Sub-Committee and of Imperial Rela- 
tions Trust Film Sub-Committee ; 1943-5 
secretary Audio- Visual Aids Commission ; 
Inter-Allied Education Conference ; Member 
Church of England Films Commission ; mem- 
ber of Children's Advisory Films Council. 
Addresses : Private: 2.\, Aylward Road, Merton 
Park, S.W.20. Tel. : Liberty 3042 ; Office : 
4, Great Russell Street, W.i. Tel. : Museum 
0607. 

BENOON, S., supervisor for Gourock P.H., Ltd.; 
Pavilion (Kirkintillock), Ltd. ; Paisley Enter- 
tainments, Ltd. ; member of Glasgow Branch 
C.E.A. Committee ; b. 1889, Glasgow ; inde- 
pendent renter until 1940 ; was Scottish rep. 
K.R.S. Council for number of years. Ad- 
dresses : Office : 156, St. Vincent Street, Glas- 
gow. Tel. : Central 2522 ; Private : 3 Crown 
Gardens, Glasgow. Tel. : Western 2698. 

BENJAMIN, DAN, proprietor, Princes, Brighton ; 
b. 1884 ; entered industry in 1916 as manager 
of the Haymarket, Norwich, and in 1919 
became managing director of company con- 
trolling Haymarket and Theatre de Luxe, 
Norwich ; vice-chairman of the Eastern 
Counties Branch of the C.E.A., 1918-30 ; joint 

■ director and managing director Maidstone 
Cinemas, Ltd., 1930 ; acquired Princes, 
Brighton, 1935 ;. chairman, Sussex C.E.A. 
Branch, 1938-40. Addresses : Office : 

Princes Cinema, North Street, Brighton. 
Tel. : Brighton 3563 ; Private : 30, Brunswick 
Square, Hove. Tel. : Hove 3818. 

BENNELL, RITSON, supervisor, G.B. circuit, 
Scotland. Entered trade 1912 as buyer for 
B.B. Pictures; subsequently with Goldwyn 
and Gaumont Co ; rejoined B. B. Pictures as 
man. director 1926; joined G.B. 1929. De- 
legate to General Council. C.E.A. Address: 
New Savoy, Hope St., Glasgow. 

BENTLEY, E. W., manager, Hibberts Pictures, 
Ltd., Bradford ; convenor and secretary, 
Bradford and District C.E.A., Managers' 
section ; b. 1908, Bradford ; manager, Empire, 
Cleethorpes, 1929 ; Towers Hall P.H., 1933- 
Addresses : Office: Towers Hall P.H., Man- 
chester Road, Bradford, Tel. : 4926 ; Private: 
Flat A, 10, Oak Avenue, Bradford. Tel. : 
10316. 

BERNSTEIN, CECIL G., director, The Granada 
Theatres, Ltd. ; managing director, Denman 
(London) Cinemas, Ltd. Address : 36, Golden 
Square, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 3554. 

BERNSTEIN, SIDNEY L., chairman, The 
Granada Theatres, Ltd. ; president, The 
Transatlantic Pictures Corp. (U.S.A.) ; a 
founder of the Film Society ; honorary films 
adviser to Ministry of Information, 1940- 



1945 ; chief of films section, Allied Forces 
headquarters, in North Africa, 1942-1943 ; 
chief of films section, S.H.A.E.F., 1944-1945. 
Address : 36, Golden Square, London, W.i. 
Tei. : Gerrard 3554. 

BEST, JOSEPH, managing director, Joseph 
Best Productions, Ltd. Associated with 
trade for 25 years as author, editor, camera- 
man, and producer. Formerly literary editor 
to Methuens, Heinemann's . Entered indus- 
try with Pathe Freres ; produced for Pathe, 
Gaumont, Universal, and for Government. 
Recent films, "Romantic India," "Your 
Face is Vour Fortune." Addresses : Office : 
176, Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 
3601. Private : 14, Cleve Road, N.W.6. 
Tel. : Maida Vale 9013. 

BIRT, DAN, film director, British National 
Films ; b. 1907. Entered trade, 1928 ; film 
editor, 1932 ; script writing and directing 
War Office training films, 1940-6. Addresses : 
National Studios, Boreham Wood, Herts. 
Tei. : Elstree 1644. Private : 26, Earl's 
Court Square, London, S.W.5. Tel. 

Flaxman 9005. 

BISHOP, H. W., production manager, G.B. News. 
Entered industry, 1910. Specialised on 
technical and production side ; first in pro- 
cessing laboratories, then ten years as camera- 
man, newsreel, scientific and studio production. 
Addresses : Office : Film House, Wardour 
Street, W.i. Tel.: Gerrard 9292. Private: 
29, Baronsmead, Gunnersbury Park, Ealing, 
W.5. Tel. : Ealing 1325. 

BLACK, ARTHUR W., managing director, 
Princes Regal, Tudor, Belgrave Cinemas, 
Leicester ; chairman, Leicester Branch C.E.A.; 
delegate to General Council ; b. 1887, Lei- 
cester. Addresses : Office : Belgrave Cinema, 
Belgrave Road, Leicester. Tel. : 61462. 
Private : " Redwinter," Toller Road, Lei- 
cester. Tel. : 77963. 

BLACK, RALPH J., exhibitor controlling kine- 
mas in Notts, Derby, Northants. Member 
committee Notts and Derby Branch C.E.A. ; 
delegate to General Council ; b. 1898, Bir- 
mingham. Entered trade with Ideal Films, 
Nottingham, 1926, subsequently joined Para- 
mount ; became exhibitor, 1936. Is director 
of Midlands engineering company, and 
interested in stage productions. Address : 
Office : Boulevard P.T., Hyson Green, Not- 
tingham. Tel.: 76381. Private: Tel.: 



BLACK, STUART G., B.A. (Cantab.), F.R.P.S., 
F.I.B.P. ; chairman and art director, Walden 
Films, Ltd. ; b. 1890. ; past-president Wes- 
tern Counties Photographic Federation ; 
co-producero of films for Devon Education 
Committee ; secretary, Torbay Camera 
Society. Address : " Yarner," Netherton, 
Newton Abbot, Devon. Tel. : Shaldon 38. 

BLAKE, ERNEST E., chairman Kodak. Ltd. 
and subsidiaries ; chairman of I.A.K.M. 
Equipment Section ; b. 1879. Trained as 
photographer ; entered industry with brother, 
late W. N. Blake, 1897 ; toured with Lumiere, 
Paul, Wrench and other type machines. 
Joined Kodak, 1902. A founder of the 
Cinema Veterans and president, 1937- 38. 
Address Kodak, Ltd., Kingsway, W.C.2. 
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BLAKE, F. B. B., chairman and managing 
director, Apollo Kinematic Theatre, Southsea, 
Ltd. ; Carlton Cinema, Cosham, Ltd. ; Em- 
pire Cinema, Havant, Ltd. ; treasurer, Ports- 
mouth and I. of W. Branch C.E.A. ; b. 1894, 
Durban, S.A. Entered business 1921 as 
joint managing director, Portsmouth Town 
Cinemas ; resigned 1924 to take over manage- 
ment of Apollo ; built Carlton, Cosham, 1935 ; 
acquired Empire, Havant, 1939 ; chairman of 
Portsmouth branch, 1936-38 ; delegate to 
General Council from 1939. Addresses : 
Office : Empire, Havant, Hants. Tel. : 
Havant 179. Private: "St. Margarets," 
53, Havant Road, Cosham, Hants. Tel. : 
Cosham 76800. 



BLAKE, GERALD, film director. Entered 
industry with Moy's, equipment manu- 
facturers. Later played in films for Gaumont, 
British and Colonial, Clarendon Films, 
International Exclusives, Sovereign Films, 
and toured own variety and stage shows. 
With Odeon Theatres, Ltd., 1940 to 1945. 
Producer, director, editor of many shorts and 
features. Address : Flat 3, 2, The Broadway, 
Oxford Road, Denham, Bucks. Tel. : 
Uxbridge 2564. 



BOLLE, OTTO W., managing director, 20th 
Century-Fox Film Co., Ltd. ; b. March 5, 
1890, St. Louis, Missouri. Entered Industry 
with Paramount head office 1918 ; two-and- 
half years in Chicago office ; in charge of 
Michigan territory for 13 years ; joined 20th 
Century-Fox in foreign field. Opened South 
African territory ; supervisor for Australia, 
New Zealand, South Africa. Address : 31, 
Soho Square, W.i. Tel.: Gerrard 7766. 



BOWDEN, FRANCIS DRAKE, managing director, 
Pathe Equipment, Ltd. ; b. 1883 ; entered 
industry with Raymond's Bio-Tableaux in 
1904 ; Ruffell's Bioscope, 1905 ; J. Frank, 
Brockliss, 1906 ; Chas. Urban Trading Co., 
1914 ; Sidney Bernstein, 1920 ; founded 
Theatre Equipment, Ltd., 1925. Addresses : 
Office: in, Wardour Street, London, W.i. 
Tel. : Gerrard 1544. Private : 31, Townsend 
Avenue, Southgate, N.14. Tel. : Palmers 
Green 3214. 



BOWER, DALLAS, Producer and film director, 
Gainsborough Pictures ; b. 1907, London ; 
ed. Hurstpierpoint College ; entered trade as 
sound recordist, 1927 ; produced and directed 
"The Path of Glory," "Victory Over 
Space," "Television Survey,"; associated 
with " Escape Me Never," " As You Like It " ; 
published" Plan for Cinema," 1936 ; appointed 
producer, B.B.C., television, 1936 ; returned 
to film production as associate producer 
" Henry V.," 1942 ; collaborated with Val 
Gielgud on scenarios of Talleyrand and 
"Marlborough" for Two Cities, 1945-46; 
latest picture "Christopher Columbus." 
Address : Lime Grove Studios, Shepherd's 
Bush, London, W.12. Tel. : Shepherd's 
Bush 1210. 



BOXALL, HAROLD, film producer ; joint 
managing director London Film Productions, 
Ltd. ; director British Lion Film Corporation ; 
Worton Hall Studios (1944), Ltd. ; Sound 
City (Films), Ltd. ; British Lion Production 



Assets, Ltd. ; b. 1898, London. Address : 
146, Piccadilly, London, W.i. Tel. : May- 
fair 8272. 

BOX, BETTY, producer, Gainsborough Pictures 
(1928), Ltd. ; in charge production, Islington 
Studios; b. Beckenham, Kent; assisted 
Sydney Box in production of 200 propaganda 
and documentary films during war, and 
"29 Acacia Avenue," "The Seventh Veil," 
" The Years Between," " Daybreak," " The 
Upturned Glass," "A Girl in a Million." 
Address : Gainsborough Studios, Poole 
Street, Islington, N.i. Tel. : Clerkenwell 
1271. 

BOX, MURIEL, in charge story department, 
Gainsborough Pictures (1928), Ltd. ; studied 
drama and dancing under Sir Ben Greet, 
and Espinosa, ballet master ; associated 
with early productions at Stoll Studios ; 
script department, British Instructional 
Films ; continuity ; married Sydney Box, 
1933, and collaborated with him in a number 
of plays and scripts for " The Seventh Veil," 
"A Girl in a Million." Address: Gains- 
borough Pictures, Lime Grove, Shepherd's 
Bush, W. 12. Tel. : Shepherd's Bush 1210. 

BOX, SYDNEY, managing director and pro- 
ducer, Gainsborough Pictures (1928), Ltd. ; 
b. 1907 ; journalist and playwright before 
entering industry, 1935 ; productions since 
1943 : " Flemish Farm," " On Approval," 
" English Without Tears," " Don't Take it to 
Heart," " 29 Acacia Avenue," "The Seventh 
Veil," "The Years Between," "No Ladies, 
Please," "Daybreak," "The Man Within," 
"The Brothers," "Dear Murderer," "Bad 
Girl," " Jassy " ; collaborated with wife 
Muriel Box, on six of these screen plays ; 
wrote original stories of " The Seventh Veil," 
" No Ladies, Please ! " and scripts of others. 
Has published over 60 one-act plays, also in 
collaboration with his wife ; founded the 
Company of Youth, 1946 ; controlled largest 
group of short-film companies in Great 
Britain, 1939 ; produced over 100 training 
films for the Government, 1941-43. Address : 
Gainsborough Pictures, Lime Grove, Shep- 
herd's Bush, W.12. Tel. : Shepherd's Bush 



BRAVERY, GEOFFREY, managing director, 
The Capitol and Counties Electric Theatres, 
Ltd. ; the South Coast Theatres, Ltd. ; Regal 
(Parks tone), Ltd. ; vice-chairman, Hampshire 
and East Dorset Branch, C.E.A., 1942-44 and 
1946 ; b. 1905, Three Bridges, Sussex ; 
chairman, Hants and East Dorset Branch, 
1945 ; delegate to General Council, 1940-44. 
Addresses : Office : Regent Theatre, Poole. 
Tel. : 355. Private : 3, Marina Drive 
Lilliput, Parkstone, Dorset. 

BRIGGS, R. G., director, secretary and manager, 
the Lewes Cinema Co., Ltd. ; treasurer 
Sussex Branch C.E.A. since 1922 ; b. 1893, 
Lewes ; entered industry as manager, Cinema 
de Luxe, Lewes, 1919 ; vice-chairman, 
Sussex Branch, 1942-44. Addresses : Office. 
Cinema de Luxe, Lewes. Tel. : Lewes 196. 
Private : 2, Paddodk Terrace, Lewes. Tel. : 
Lewes : 757. 

BROCK, F. E., controller Circuit " F," G.-B. 
Picture Corporation, Ltd. ; member Sussex 
Branch C.E.A., committee, 1946 ; b. 1898, 
Beaconsfield, Bucks ; manager for 20 years ; 



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present post three years. Address : Regent 
Theatre, Brighton. Tel.: 1120. Private: 
Tel. : Hove 1221. 



BROMHEAD, LT.-COL. A. C.,C.B.E. ; founder of 
Gaumont Co., London, 1898 ; opened one of 
the first film studios and kinemas ; pioneer 
of film hire service ; originator of ' ' exclusive " 
film and "booking by contract." With M. 
Gaumont, exhibited " Chronochrome," 1913 ; 
constructed and equipped first modern film 
studio, 1914 ; with British associates acquired 
control Gaumont Co., 1922 ; equipped labora- 
tory, Shepherd's Bush, 1922 ; built new studio, 
1927 ; first sound proof studio in England for 
"talkies" by the British Acoustic process, 
1929. Formed Gaumont-British Picture Corp., 
1927, to acquire Gaumont Ideal and W. and 
F., together with group of 22 theatres ; 
subsequently Corporation acquired ordinary 
share capital of Denman Picture Houses, 
Ltd., General Theatre Corp., Ltd., P.C.T. and 
other companies. Retired G.-B. Corp., in 
August, 1929. Appointed hon. advisor, 
Ministry of Information, October, 1939. 
Address : Douglas House, Petersham, Surrey. 
Tel. : Richmond 0240. 



BROMHEAD, RALPH SIDNEY, A.C.A., director 
and general manager, Eagle-Lion Distributors, 
director, Eagle-Lion, Greece, Holland, Middle 
East, etc. Theatre controller, G.-B. and 
P.C.T., 1927-29 ; later assistant general 
manager, A. B.C., Ltd., then managing director, 
Regent Circuit, Ltd. ; chairman, L. and H.C. 
Branch of the C.E.A., 1935. Member of 
Councils of C.T.B.F. and Provident Institu- 
tions ; director and general manager of County 
Cinemas and Entertainments and General 
Investment Corporation, Ltd. ; founder-chair- 
man of the London Cinema Luncheon Club. 
Addresses: Office: 169, Oxford Street, W.i. 
Tel. : Gerrard 9777. Private : " Gladsmuir," 
Rydens Avenue, Walton-on-Thames. 



BROMHEAD, REGINALD C, F.C.A. ; director, 
Moss Empires, Ltd. ; president of C.T.B.F. 
since 1944. Joined Gaumont Co., 1903 ; 
appointed secretary, 1915 ; managing director, 
1921 ; managing director, Gaumont-British 
Picture Corp., and subsidiary companies, 
1927 ; vice-chairman, Denham P.H., Ltd. ; 
vice-chairman, General Theatres Corp., Janu- 
ary, 1929 ; joint managing director and vice- 
chairman P.C.T. and subsidiaries. Resigned, 
August, 1929 Past-president, K.R.S. ; chair- 
man of Council and Board of Management 
C.T.B.F. ; chairman of C. T. Provident Insti- 
tution ; chairman, Army Kinema Corp. 
Addresses : 9, Cavendish Avenue, St. John's 
Wood, N.W.8, and Snow's Ride, Windlesham, 
Surrey. 



BROWN, ARTHUR, booking manager G.B. 
Picture Corp., Ltd. ; b. 1892. Joined Pathe 
Freres, 1909 ; branch controller and contract 
manager for Goldwyn Pictures, Ltd., 1919 ; 
1924 Controller of Film Booking Offices, Ltd., 
distributing Columbia Product, B.T.H. talking 
equipment and The Topical Budget. After 
ten years as assistant director of Theatres, 
G.-B., appointed booking manager in 1943. 
Addresses : Office : New Gallery House, 
Regent Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 8080. 
Private: "Bennington," Drayton Gardens, 
N.21. Tel. : Laburnum 5008. 



BROWN, FREDERIC JOHN, scriptwriter; 
Film Producers Guild ; b. 1918, London , 
author, short stories, essays, and poems ; 
scripts include, "Breathing Space," "When 
London Burned," "Combined Cadets," "The 
Ringing Island. " Address : Guild House, 
Upper St. Martin's Lane, W.C.2. Tel.: 
Temple Bar 5420. 



BROWN, J. LANG HAM, chairman and managing 
director, Langham Cinemas, Ltd. ; trustee, 
Notts and Derby Branch C.E.A. ; member of 
committee and N.A.T.K.E., Conciliation 
Board ; b. 1878, Wickham Brook, Suffolk. 
London representative Albany Ward Circuit, 
Award Film Service, Kinematograph Trading 
Co. (Cardiff), Ltd., Allied Film Service, Selig 
Polyscope, Ruffell's Bioscope and Bolton's 
Mutual Films, 1912-16 ; director, St. George's 
Cinema Co., Ltd., 1918-26 ; manager, Saltney 
Cinemas, Ltd. Notts, and Derby General 
Council delegate, 1930-33 ; branch chairman, 
1935 and 1945. Address : Empire, Long 
Eaton, near Nottingham. Tel. : 209. 

BROWN, J. WALTON, director and general sales 
manager, Warner Bros. Pictures, Ltd., for past 
14 years ; b. April n, 1891, Jarrow-on-Tyne ; 
entered trade as branch manager, Phillips 
Films, 1919 ; branch manager Goldwyn, Ltd., 
Newcastle, 1920 ; Glasgow branch 1921 ; 
appointed branch supervisor 1923 ; general 
sales manager, Film Booking Offices, 1924-32 ; 
joined Warner Bros., 1933. Addresses : 
Office: Warner House, Wardour Street, W.i, 
Tel.: Gerrard 5600; Private: " Braeside," 
Lammas Lane, Esher, Tel. : Esher 11 54. 



BRUNEL, ADRIAN, F.R.G.S., F.R.P.S., 
director, playwright, screen writer and author 
of works on filmcraft and production ; joined 
British Actors' Film Company 1919 as 
scenario-editor ; 1920, with Leslie Howard, 
directed A. A. Milne comedies for Minerva 
Films. In 1922 directed "The Man Without 
Desire " ; later joined Gainsborough directing 
"Blighty," "The Constant Nymph," "A 
Light Woman," "The Vortex" and "The 
Crooked Billet; later made "A Taxi to 
Paradise," " I'm an Explosive," " Badger's 
Green," "Variety," "City of Beautiful 
Nonsense," " Menace," " Important People," 
"Little Napoleon," "The Rebel Son," 
"While Parents Sleep," "The Girl Who 
Forgot " ; co-directed " The Lion Has Wings"; 
production consultant to Leslie Howard on 
"First of the Few" and "Gentle Sex." 
Address : First House, Bulstrode Way, Ger- 
rards Cross, Tel. : Gerrards Cross 2885. 



BUCHANAN, ANDREW, managing director, 
Films of Great Britain, Ltd. ; director of 
production, Andrew Buchanan Productions, 
and Christian Film Development Council. 
Originator of Cinemagaz.ine, 1926-37 ; author 
of " The Way of the Cinema," " Art of Film 
Production," " Film-Making from Script to 
Screen," " Peace Through Film," "Film and 
the Future," "Going to the Cinema." Ad- 
dress : Park Studio, Putney Park Lane, 
S.W.15. Tel. : Putney 6274. 

BUGLAS8, A., managing director, The 
Bensham P.H. (1923), Ltd. ; member Northern 
Branch C.E.A. Committee ; b. 1885, Gates- 
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Cinema, St. Anthony's, Newcastle, 1937. 
Addresses: Office: Bensham P.H., Ben- 
sham Road, Gateshead, Tel. : 72441 ; Private : 
Shipley Villa, Prince Consort Road, Gates- 
head, Tel. : 71401. 



BURDON, TOM, publicity director, Gainsborough 
Pictures ; b. 1910, Sunderland ; entered busi- 
ness from Fleet Street ; publicity manager to 
Herbert Wilcox, 1936-9 ; joined Gainsborough, 
1944. Addresses : Office : Gainsborough Pic- 
tures, Lime Grove, Shepherd's Bush, W.12, 
Tel. : Shepherd's Bush 1210 ; Private: 19-20, 
Ship Cottages, Strand-on-the-Green, London, 
W.4, Tel. : Chiswick 6276. 



BURGESS, GEORGE E., director of sound, 
Riverside Studios ; Twickenham Studios, 
Southall Studios ; b. 1897, London ; ed. Dul- 
wich College and London University ; entered 
industry with Elwell Phonofilms, 1928 ; B.T.P., 
Wembley ; installed first sound system in 
Pathe Natan, Paris Studios ; chief recording 
eng. for Assoc. Sound Film Industries, Wemb- 
ley, 1929-33 ; ATP, Studios, 1934 ; Cines 
Studios, Rome. 1935 ; Riverside Studios, 
1936 ; recording engineer, Gainsborough 
Studios, 1937 ; technical director, Studios 
Sonart, Brussels, 1938-40. Addresses : Office: 
Alliance Film Studios, Ltd., Crisp Road, Ham- 
mersmith, Tel.: Riverside 3012; Private: 
72, Notting Hill Gate, W.n, Tel. : Bays- 
water 5654. 



BURTON, BASIL, director, Academy Control, 
Ltd. ; Academy Cinema, Ltd. ; Film Traders, 
Ltd. ; b. 1906, Hertfordshire. Address : 
167, Oxford Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 9425. 



BUSBY, GEORGE R., chief production manager 
for the Archers Film Productions, Ltd. ; 
b. 1900, Nice ; assistant director and pro- 
duction manager, with French, German, 
Russian, American and British companies 
since 1928 ; recent films : " A Canterbury 
Tale," "I Know Where I'm Going," "A 
Matter of Life and Death," " Black Nar- 
cissus." Addresses : Office : Pinewood 
Studios, Iver Heath, Bucks. Tel. Iver 700. 
Private : 16, Elm Grove Road, Ealing 
Common, London, W.5. Tel. : Ealing 5563. 



0A3IR0L, J. C, F.B.K.S., chairman, Pathe- 
scope, Ltd. ; b. 1889 ; ed. Bordeaux Uni- 
versity ; member of the French Bar ; joined 
Pathe, Paris, 1919 ; in charge of the Sub- 
standard Dept. of Pathe of France, Ltd. 
(London) 1924 ; managing director, Pathe- 
scope, Ltd., 1927. Addresses : Office : Path6- 
scope, Ltd., North Circular Road, Cricklewood, 
N.W.2. Tel. : Gladstone 6544. Private : 26, 
Lyttelton Road, N.2. Tel. : Speedwell 5655. 

CAM, F. A., A.M.I.R.E., M.B.K.S., managing 
director Hanbury Palace and New Hall 
Cinemas, Ltd. ; Blackwood Entertainments 
(1939), Ltd. ; New Tredegar Theatres, Ltd. ; 
Scala Cinema (Rhymney), Ltd. ; Pergrif 
Studios, Ltd., Cardiff ; Sound, Ltd., Cardiff ; 
b. 1902, London ; consultant to B.T.P., 
Ltd., in early sound equipment experiments. 
Addresses : Office : New Hall, Bargoed, 
Glamorgan. Tel. : Bargoed 72 ; 46, Charles 



Street, Cardiff. Tel. : Cardiff 3255. Private: 
" Shangri La," Bryn Road, Pontllanfraith, 
Mon. Tel. : Blackwood 3244. 



CAMBATA, SHIAVAX CAWASJEE, J.P., 

F.C.S.S. ; managing director, Eros Theatre 
and Restaurant, Ltd., Bombay ; managing 
director, Hirdagarh Collieries, Ltd., and other 
firms ; proprietor of the Rakhikol, Bhakra, 
Nandna and Piparfa Collieries. Address : 
Cambata Building, 42, Queen's Road, Bom- 
bay. Tel. : " Coalpits," Bombay. 

CAPLIN, SAMUEL ROBERT, M.B.K.S., 
M.J.Inst. E. ; founded Caplin Engineering, 
Co.; b. 1890, Leeds; Entered trade 1929; 
experimenting, designing, manufacturing 
kinematograph equipment (Capco sound on 
film recording equipment). Address : Eldon 
Lodge, Copse Wood Way, Northwood, 
Middlesex. Tel. : Northwood 149. 



CARPENTER, E. J., proprietor, Central, Ches- 
hunt ; secretary South Midlands Branch 
C.E.A., since 1929 ; b, 1881, Sydenham, Kent, 
joined Gale and Repard, 1910 ; general 
manager, Universal Picture Theatres, 1914 ; 
took over lease of Terry's Theatre, Strand, 
1920, and specialised in showing first run 
films for long periods ; London representative 
Western Import, 1922 ; management Castle, 
Hertford, 1924 ; acquired Central, Cheshunt, 
1933. Addresses : Office : Central, Cheshunt. 
Tel. ; Waltham Cross 2250. Private : Tower 
Wood, The Avenue, Hertford. 



CARR, E. T., joint managing director, General 
Film Distributors ; b. 1896 ; educated Man- 
chester Grammar School ; joined United 
Artists, 1920, as manager Birmingham branch ; 
general sales manager, U.A., 1922 ; managing 
director of U.A. and United Artists (Export), 
Ltd. ; director of Odeon Theatres, Ltd., and 
Odeon Cinema Holdings, Ltd., until 1944 ; 
joined J. Arthur Rank's organisation as 
managing director, Eagle-Lion. — Address : 
127, Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 
7311. 



CARSTAIRS, JOHN PADDY, film director, 
Gainsborough Pictures (1938), Ltd. ; started 
as a camera assistant, 1927 ; has been editor, 
assistant director, scenarist, M-G-M writing 
staff, Culver City, 1936 ; with Al Christie, 
M-G-M; Paramount, Columbia, in Hollywood ; 
directed "Saint in London," "Spare a 
Copper" for Ealing; latest film "South 
East Five." Address : Gainsborough Pic- 
tures, Lime Grove Studios, Shepherd's Bush, 
W.i 2. Tel. : Shepherd's Bush 12 10. 



CARTER, DONALD F., director G.B. Instruc- 
tional, Ltd. ; b. 1900 ; ed. France, University 
of London ; joined British Instructional 
Films, 1928 ; assistant director features and 
documentaries ; director shorts, technical and 
industrial films ; joined G.-B. Instructional 
1934 ; appointed producer all War Office 
films made by G.B. I., 1942 ; general pro- 
duction manager, G.B. I., 1943 ; general 
manager, 1944 ; director, 1945. Address : 
Imperial Studios, Elstree Way, Boreham 
Wood, Herts. Tel. : Elstree 2461. 



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CATTERMOUL, CECIL L. 0., director, Catter- 
moul, Ltd. ; b. 1890 ; joined industry 1912 ; 
specialist in overseas markets, authority on 
film export ; London buyer for Scandinavian 
film trust for some years, then formed own 
company ; British representative of foreign 
distributors and theatre owners, including 
Svensk Filmindustri ; British Distributors 
(India), Ltd. ; the University of Reykjavik, 
Iceland ; Royal Naval Cinema, Gibraltar ; 
and Pace Brothers, Circuit' Malta ; com- 
mercial advisor to certain British Government 
Departments, and Foreign Governments. 
Address : Colquhoun House, Broadwick 
Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 3592. 



CAVALCANTI, A. de A., film director and 
producer, Ealing Studios, Ltd. ; b. 1897, 
Rio de Janeiro ; entered films as art director ; 
director in the French Avant-Garde group ; 
came to England 1934 and worked in the 
documentary school ; joined Ealing, 1940 ; 
films include " North Sea," " Men of the 
Lightship," " The Foreman Went to France," 
"Went the Day Well," " Half- Way House," 
" Champagne Charlie," " Dead of Night," 
"The Life and Adventures of Nicholas 
Nickleby." Addresses : Office : Ealing 
Studios, Ealing Green, London, W.5. Tel. : 
Ealing 6761. Private : 13, Shooters Hill 
Road, Blackheath, S.E.3. Tel. : Greenwich 
2448. 



CHAMBERLAIN, F. G. W., proprietor, Gaiety, 
Bristol ; chairman, Bristol and West of 
England Branch C.E.A. ; delegate to General 
Council ; b. 1893, Southampton ; entered 
trade, 1917 ; acquired Knowle P.H., 1918; 
built Gaiety, 1932, and Broadway, 1937; vice- 
chairman, Bristol Branch, 1921-36 ; chairman 
since 1936. Address : Gaiety, Wells Road, 
Bristol, 4. Tel. : 76224. 



CHAMPION, CHARLES H., M.I.Mech.E., 
M.A.S.M.E., M.A.I.E.E., A.M.I.E.E. F.R.S.A., 
F.R.P.S., M.I.E.S., F.B.K.S. ; chairman 
and managing director, Charles H. Champion 
& Co., Ltd. ; managing director Ship Carbon 
Co. of Great Britain, Ltd. Technical manager, 
U.S. branch of Union Electric Co., 1912 ; 
founded Charles H. Champion & Co., Ltd., 
192 1. Addresses : Office : National House, 
60-66, Wardou r Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 
9376. Private : One, Faircares, Roehampton 
Lane, S.W.15. Tel.: Prospect 6180. 



CHILTON, THOMAS, M.B.K.S. ; joint managing 
director, J. Frank Brockliss, Ltd. ; ed. Durham 
University ; entered trade with T. Thompson 
Film Hire Service ; subsequently supervising 
branch manager, Thompson-Thanhouser Films 
Ltd., Imperial Film Co., Ltd., and Hepworth 
Film Service, Ltd. ; joined J. Frank Brockliss, 
Ltd., 1924, as general manager ; director, 
1928 ; joint managing director, 1939 ; also 
director Powers Distributing Corporation, Ltd. ; 
member Projection Advisory Council, U.S.A. 
Address : 167, Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : 
Gerrard 291 1. 

CHIPCHASE, CHARLE8, chairman, Regal, 

(Walker), Ltd. ; member Northern Branch 
C.E.A. committee ; delegate to General 
Council ; b. 1880, Cotherston. Member firm 
of Chipchase, Wood and Jacobs, chartered 



accountants ; at present, accountant to 37 
kinemas. Addresses : Offices : 74, Newman ' 
Street, London, W.i. Tel. : Museum 1021 ; 
125, Albert Road, Middlesbrough. Tel. : 
Middlesbrough 3254. Private: " Lathbury," 
Cotherston, Barnard Castle, Co. Durham. 
Tel. : Cotherston 214. 

CHURCH, GILBERT, managing director, Am- 
bassador Film Prods., Ltd. ; Famous Films 
(London), Ltd. ; Famous Films (Midlands), 
Ltd. ; Midland Exchisives, Ltd. ; Pioneer 
Exclusives, Ltd. ; Royalty Theatre (Bourne 
End), Ltd. ; Motion Pictures, Ltd. ; Majestic 
Films, Ltd. ; Bushey Film Studios, Ltd. ; 
b. 1899, London. Formed Gilbert Film 
Service, 1914 ; responsible for first talking 
films in the Midlands (Phonofilms) ; purchased 
assets of Twickenham Film Productions, Ltd. 
and Real Art Pictures, Ltd., 1945. Address : 
9, Weymouth Court, Weymouth Street, W.i. 
Tel. : Langham 1581. 

CLARKE, CHARLES, chairman and managing 
director, Portsmouth Theatres, Ltd. ; dele- 
gate of Portsmouth I.o.W. Branch, C.E.A. ; 
manager, King's Theatre, Southsea, 1920 ; 
appointed general manager, Portsmouth 
Theatres, Ltd., 1935 ; joint managing director 
in 1940 ; vice-chairmafl of Portsmouth Branch 
C.E.A., 1938-39, 1944-45 ; chairman, 1940-41, 
1946. Address : 6, Solent Gate, Southsea, 
Hants. Tel. : Portsmouth 31562. 

CLARKE, T. E. B., scriptwriter ; b. 1907, 
Watford. Formerly journalist and novelist. 
Films include : " For Those in Peril," " Half- 
Way House," " Champagne Charlie " lyrics, 
"Johnny Frenchman," "Dead of Night," 
" Hue and Cry." Addresses : Office : Ealing 
Studios, W.5. Tel. : Ealing 6761. Private : 
" Tremona," Oxted, Surrey. Tel. : Oxted 183. 

CLARK, ROBERT, production executive, Asso- 
ciated British Picture Corpn., Ltd. ; b. 1905, 
Scotland. Graduated M.A., LL.B., Glasgow. 
University, 1925, and called to Bar, 1929 ; 
Entered Trade Elstree Studios, 1929 ; 
Took charge of production at Welwyn Studios, 
1935 ; appointed director A.B.P.C, Ltd., 1945; 
films produced include : — " The Man from 
Morocco," " I Live in Grosvenor Square," 
" Night Boat to Dublin," and " Quiet Week- 
end." Address: Film House, Wardour Street, 
W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 4314. 

CLAYTON, ELISHA MONTAGUE CHARLES, 

exhibitor ; b. 1882. Entered trade 1903 ; 
proprietor, Clayton's Bioscope, Sheffield ; 
managing director, Oxford Picture House, 
Heeley Electric Palace, Pavilion, Attercliffe, 
Sheffield, and Electric Palace, Parkgate, 
Rotherham ; director of the Strand Cinema, 
Douglas Pavilion, Peel, Picture House, 
Douglas ; director of Heeley and Amalgamated 
Cinemas, Ltd., Sheffield ; managing director, 
Palace, Woodseats, Sheffield, and Goldthorpe 
Hippodrome, Ltd., near Barnsley. Addresses: 
Bank Chambers, 70, The Moor, and 535, 
Fulwood Road, Sheffield. Tel. : Sheffield 
31258. 

CLIFT, CAPT. S. W., chairman and managing 
director, Clifton Circuit; b. 1885, Birming- 
ham ; national president C.E.A., 1944-45. 
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ingharn. Tel. : Midland 3541. Private : 2, 
Moor Green Lane, Moseley, Birmingham. 
Tel. : South 3283. 

COLE, SIDNEY, associate producer, Ealing 
Studios, Ltd. ; vice-president, A.C.T. ; b. 1908, 
London ; entered industry Stolls, 1930 ; 
directed shorts in Republican Spain during 
Civil war, 1938 ; supervising editor for British 
National, Leslie Howard, Ealing. Addresses : 
Office : Ealing Studios, Ealing Green, W.5. 
Tel.: Ealing 6761. Private: 40, Warwick 
Road, Ealing, W.5. Tel. : Ealing 1152. 

COLES, GEORGE, F.R.I.B.A. ; b. 1884 ; archi- 
tect, specialist in kinema design ; architectural 
editor Ideal Kinema. Addresses : Office : 40, 
Craven Street, Strand, W.C.2. Tel. : White, 
hall 7756. Private : Buck's Head, Manning's 
Heath, Sussex. Tel. : Lower Beeding 38. 

COPLAN, DAVID H., managing director, United 
Artists' Corporation, Ltd. ; managing director, 
United Artists' (Export) Ltd. ; director, 
Odeon Cinema Holdings, Ltd. ; director, 
Odeon Theatres, Ltd. ; director Odeon Pro- 
perties ; director, Odeon Freehold and Ground 
Rents ; director, Entertainments and General 
Investments Corporation, Ltd. ; b. 1902, 
Ottawa, Canada ; entered trade with Metro 
Film Service, 1917 ; projectionist and mana- 
ger, 1919-27 ; renting salesman and branch 
manager, 1927-31 ; general sales manager 
Columbia Pictures of Canada, Ltd., 1931-41 
managing director, United Artists' Corpora 
tion, Ltd., of Canada, 1941-44. Address 
Film House, Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. 
Gerrard 5084. 



CORFIELD, JOHN, managing director, John Cor- 
field Productions, Ltd. ; b. 1893, Liverpool ; 
ed. Liverpool University ; joined the industry 
in 1934 ; lately managing director, British 
National Films, Ltd., and a director of Pine- 
wood Studios ; served during war as chairman 
of Man Power Board, Ministry of Labour, 
and as chairman of U.N.R.R.A. (London) Per- 
sonnel Board ; member of Ministry of Labour 
Appeal Tribunal and Court of Referees. 
Address : Panton House, 25, Haymarket, 
S.W.i. Tel. : Abbey 6044. 



CORNELIUS, 0. H., associate producer, Ealing 
Studios, Ltd. ; b. 1913, South Africa ; film 
editor, Alexander Korda Productions, 1935- 
40 ; deputy director, film department, 
South African Propaganda Services (Union 
Unity), 1940-43 ; wrote, directed and produced 
14 South African war documentaries ; as- 
sociate producer, Ealing Studios, 1943. 
Address : Ealing Studios, Ltd., Ealing Green, 
London, W.5. Tel. : Ealing 6761. 



CORNWELL - CLYNE, ADRIAN, M.B.E., 
F.R.P.S., M.S.M.P.E., M.B.K.S., director, 
Dufay-Chromex, Ltd. ; Polyfoto (England), 
Ltd. ; Coronet, Ltd. ; b. 1892, City of London : 
colour adviser, Calico Printers' Association, 
Manchester, 1919-28 ; colour photographic 
research, Agfa-Ansco Corpn., Binghamton, 
N.Y., 1931-32 ; consulting technologist, 
Raycol British Corpn., 1932 ; introduced Gas- 
parcolor to Gt. Britain, 1934 > director, Gas- 
parcolor, Ltd., 1935-37 ; patentee of 
numerous inventions covering colour photo- 
graphy and illumination; inventor of trj-colour 



one-shot cameras, bi-packs chromoscopes, 
colour-projectors, colour organs, daylight 
lamps ; author of " Colour-Music : The 
Art of Light," 1925, " Colour Cinematography, 
1937 ; producer of colour documentary films, 
including "Farewell, Topsails," " Spithead 
Review," "The Farm." Address: Dufay- 
Chromex, Ltd., Rythe Works, Portsmouth 
Road, Thames Ditton. Tel. : Emberbrook 
3350. 

CORONEL, SIDNEY A., managing director 
Coronel Renting and Production, Co., Ltd. ; 
Coronel Pictures, Ltd. ; ed. City of London 
School ; entered industry 1909 ; owned num- 
ber of kinemas ; associated with early produc- 
tions ; represented Nordisk and W. & F. for 
number of years ; later made and installed 
sound equipment and was managing director 
of Corolectric, Ltd. Address : 193, Wardour 
Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 5766 and 8892. 

COURTAULD, STEPHEN L., M.C. ; chairman, 
Ealing Studios, Ltd., and Ealing Distribution, 
Ltd. ; brother of Samuel Courtauld, chairman 
of Courtaulds, Ltd. Address : Ealing Studios, 
Ealing Green, W.5. Tel. : Ealing 6761. 

COWARD, H. G., studio manager, Pinewood 
Studios ; b. 1900, Sittingbourne. Address : 
Office : Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Bucks. 
Tel.: Iver 700. Private: 15, Pinewood Green, 
Iver Heath, Bucks. Tel. : Iver 498. 

COXALL, HORACE S., managing director, 
Horace S. Coxall, Ltd. ; b. 1880. Entered 
trade as manager, 191 2 ; later toured own 
stock repertory company until disbanded, 
1916 ; business manager, Square Film Co., 
until 1923 ; acquired company's assets, com- 
menced business as independent renter, 
founded present company. Address : 153, 
Queen Street, Glasgow, C.i. Tel. : Central 
9410. 



CRABTREE, ARTHUR, film director, Gains- 
borough Pictures (1918), Ltd. ; b. Shipley, 
Yorkshire ; assistant cameraman, 1929 ; chief 
cameraman, 1935 ; director, Gainsborough, 
1944. Films include: — "Madonna of the 
Seven Moons," " They Were Sisters," " Cara- 
van," "Dear Murderer." Addresses: Office: 
Lime Grove Studios, Shepherd's Bush, W.12. 
Tel. : Shepherd's Bush, 12 10. Private : 
" Cranborne," 40, Park View Road, W.5. 

CRAIG, SIR GORDON, director and general 
manager, British Movietone News ; b. 1891. ; 
knighted 1929 ; liveryman, Gold and Silver 
Wyre Drawers Company ; vice-president, 
" Old Contemptibles " Association ; member 
Westminster City Council. Address : 22, 
Soho Square, W.i. Tel. : GeTard 7811. 



CREMIEU-JAVAL, IAN, joint managing direc- 
tor, British Acoustic Films, Ltd. ; director of 
G.B.-Kalee, Ltd. ; G.-B. Instructional, Ltd. ; 
G.-B. Screen Services, Ltd. ; Baird Tele- 
vision, Ltd. ; G.-B. Equipments Ltd., G.-B. 
Animation, Ltd. ; b. 1900; educated, Trent and 
Marlborough ; entered business with Stoll, 
1919; joined H.M.V. 1924; R.C.A. 1930 as 
general manager ; British Acoustic Films, 
Ltd., 1933. Address : Film House, Wardour 
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CRICHTON, CHARLES, film director, Ealing 
Studios, Ltd. ; b. 1910, Wallasey. Formerly 
film editor, London Film Prods. ; editor 
documentary films, Ealing, 1940 ; associate 
producer for "Nine Men"; director "For 
those in Peril," " Painted Boats," " Hue and 
Cry," "Against the Wind." Addresses: 
Office : Ealing Studios, Ltd., Ealing Green, 
W.5. Tel. : Ealing 6761. Private : Mull 
Cottage, Denham, Middlesex. Tel. : Denham 
2466. 



CRICKS, REGINALD HOWARD, F.R.P.S., 

F.B.K.S. ; secretary of B.K.S. ; technical 
editor, Ideal K inertia. Son of George H. 
Cricks. Has specialised in the technical 
branch of the trade, having been for 10 years 
with W. Vinten, and, since 1926, in business 
as kinematograph engineer and consultant. 
Has designed much apparatus for studio 
dark-room and kinema, and is a regular con- 
tributor to the technical pages of the Kine 
Weekly. Addresses: Office: 2-6, Dean 
Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 7368. Private : 
6, Dulverton Road, Selsdon, South Croydon. 
Tel. : Gerrard 7368. 



CROW, REGINALD V., managing director and 
secretary, Ramsgate and District Popular 
Amusements, Co., Ltd. ; Kent Films Motor 
Transport Co., Ltd. ; Balexcro Theatres, Ltd. ; 
treasurer of the Kent Branch, C.E. A.; chairman 
London and Home Counties Branch, 1929 ; 
National president, C.E. A., 1931 ; recently 
technical adviser to C.E. A. Address : Palace 
Theatre, Ramsgate. Tel. : Ramsgate 31 
and 703. 



CROYDON, JOHN, associate producer, Ealing 
Studios, Ltd. ; b. 1907, London ; entered 
industry as location accountant, Gainsboro' 
Pictures, 1931 ; assistant studio manager, 
G. B., 1932 ; studio manager, Gainsboro', 
1934 ; G. B., 1935 ; construction manager, 
M-G-M. - British 1937; production manager 
Irving Asher Productions, 1939 ; production 
supervisor, Ealing Studios, 1940 ; associate 
producer, Ealing Studios, 1944. Addresses : 
Office : Ealing Studios, Ealing Green, W.5. 
Tel.: Ealing 6761. Private: Flat 1, 475, 
Oxford Street, W.i. Tel. : Mayfair 1443. 



CUNNINGHAM, ARTHUR, chairman, Londes- 
borough and Capitol, Scarborough ; Queen's 
Theatre, Leeds ; formerly furniture manu- 
facturer and kinema equipment specialist ; 
equipped first kinemas about 1897 ; joined 
late Sydney Carter and formed New Century 
Pictures, Ltd., 1905, subsequently acquired 
by Denman Picture Houses, Ltd. ; ex- 
president of Cinema Veterans ; on board of 
management, C.T.B.F. for 20 years ; original 
member Council Cinema Defence (now 
C.E. A.), about 1908. Address : Tower 
Crest, Heysham, Morecambe. Tel. : Heys- 
ham 17 and Leeds 584541. 



DALRYMPLE, J. BLAKE, MX'., director, Elder- 
D.urymple Prods., Ltd. ; b. 1912 ; ed. 
Sedbergh ; joined experimental group on 
classroom films, Education Authority, Glas- 
gow, 1933 ; made experimental trip up river 
Amazon to study photographic conditions in 
tropics, 1935 ; motored from Cape Town to 
Cairo with one companion making a series of 
classroom films, 1936-7 ; with John C. Elder 
responsible for production Carrick Classroom 
series. Addresses : 178, St. Vincent Street, 
Gbsgow ; 14, Blackburn Road, Ayr. 

DALTON, L. W., founded Star Illustration 
Works, Ltd. Joined M. P. Sales in 1910 to 
edit Pictures, first fan paper, and take charge 
of advertising fo r Biograph, Kalem, Lubin, 
and later Famous Players ; edited magazines 
for Pearsons and Amalgamated Press. Ad- 
dress : Star, D'Arblay' Street, W.i. Tel.: 
Gerrard 3033. 

DANIELS, A., F.S.A.A., secretary, Portsmouth 
and Isie of Wight branch and Sussex branch 
C.E. A. ; senior partner, A. Daniels & Co., in- 
corporated accountants ; b. 1889, Southamp- 
ton. Addresses : Office : Albemarle House, 
Osborne Road, Southsea, Tel. : 73645 ; 75, 
West Street, Fareham., Tel. : 3056 ; Private : 
11, Nettlestone Road, Southsea, Tel. : Ports- 
mouth 31495. 

DANISCHEWSKY, IVIONJA, director of pub- 
licity, Ealing Studios ; Ealing Distribution, 
Ltd. ; entered Trade as publicity assistant, 
M-G-M ; appointed Ealing companies, 1938 ; 
later became script writer ; part author screen 
play " Undercover " ; author " Greek Testa- 
ment " ; resumed publicity appointment, 
1943. Address : Ealing Studios, Ealing 
Green, W.5. Tel. : Ealing 6761. 

DAPONTE, DEMETRE L. D.Sc, L.S.C. (Ant- 
werp), managing director Dufay Chromex, 
Ltd. ; Spicer-Dufay (British), Ltd. ; Dufay- 
color, Ltd. ; British Industrial Laboratories ; 
Polyfoto (England), Ltd. ; Coronet, Ltd. ; 
Dufaylite, Ltd. ; b. 1896 ; mechanical, optical 
and illuminant research work; in charge study 
of " Persistence of vision," Sorbonne, Paris. 
Study of stereoscopic projection, which estab- 
lished the pulsograph system. Research work 
on colour photography ; gave lectures and 
demonstration on stereoscopy, British As- 
sociation and Royal Academy ; financed many 
mechanical, chemical and optical inventions. 
Addresses :Ofiice: i4,CockspurStreet,S.W.i., 
Tel. : Whitehall 6747 ; Private : Fairlie Place, 
Withdean, Sussex, Tel. : Preston 3018. 

DARNBOROUGH, A.C., studio manager, Gains- 
borough Pictures (1928), Ltd. ; b. 1913, Wey- 
bridge ; formerly journalist ; production 
manager for Sydney Box. Addresses : Office: 
Gainsborough Studios, Poole Street, Isling- 
ton, N.i., Tel. : Clerkenwell 1271 ; Private : 
730, Kensington Close, W.8, Tel. : Western 
8170. 



CUNNINGHAM, S. F., chairman and London 
delegate, Leicester Branch C.E. A. Managers' 
Section ; manager, Princes, Leicester ; b. 
1896, Brighton ; joined Walturdaws, Cardiff, 
1912 ; manager with A. B.C. for 15 years ; 
manager, Princes, 1942. Address : Princes 
Leicester. 



DAVIES, JOHN WINGETT, managing director, 
Davies Cinemas, Ltd. ; b. 1908 ; ed. Marl- 
borough and Whitgift ; originally a ship- 
broker, entered the Trade in 1931; member of 
London Branch C.E. A. Committee and dele- 
gate to General Council for several years. 
Address : 26-27, D'Arblay Street, W.i. Tel, : 
Gerrard 1454-5. 

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DAVIS, ALFRED, chairman and managing 
director, Davis Theatre, Croydon ; b. 1899 ; 
entered trade as director Davis' Pavilion Circuit 
and controlling booking and publicity depart- 
ments ; joined Board of Gaumont-British, 
April, 1927, and appointed booking manager; 
retired 1928 to take control Davis' Theatre 
Croydon ; director New' Era National Pictures, 
Ltd., until July, 1932 ; chairman, London and 
H.C. Branch, C.E.A., 1937 ; D.A.D. of Army 
Kineniatography at War Office 1939. Address : 
Marble Arch Pavilion. Tel. : Mayfair 181 1. 

DAVIS, BASIL, M.I.E.E., M.Brit.I.R.E., con- 
sulting engineer ; b. 1892. Responsible for 
design of over 130 of the largest installations, 
including stage lighting at Royal Opera House, 
Covent Garden ; Regal, Edmonton ; Troca- 
dero, Elephant and Castle ; Garrick, South- 
port ; Davis, Croydon ; Curzon, Mayfair ; 
Prince of Wales Theatre, Coventry Street ; 
Paris Cinema ; also many A. B.C., Donada 
and G.-B. Houses. Entered Trade with* 
original Davis Pavilion Circuit ; three years 
chief engineer to G.-B. ; four years consulting 
engineer to G.E.C., two years consultant to 
B.T.-H. Sound Equipment, Ltd. Address : 
56, Fountain House, Park Lane, W.i. Tel. : 
Mayfair 3540. 

DAVIS, B. T., A.S.A.A. ; president, C.E.A., 
1947-8 ; b. 1897, Birmingham. Entered 
Trade 1926; honorary secretary, Birmingham 
and Midland C.T.B.F. since 1929 ; chairman, 
Birmingham branch C.E.A., since 1944; vice- 
president, C.E.A., 1945-6. Addresses : Office: 
Lombard House, Gt. Charles Street, Birming- 
ham, 3. Tel. : Central 3656. Private : 12, 
Sherbourne Road, Acocks Green, Birmingham. 
Tel. : Aco. 0651. 

DAVIS, JOHN H., managing director, J. Arthur 
Rank Organisation, Ltd. ; joint managing 
director Odeon Theatres, Ltd. ; and asso- 
ciated companies ; . director Manorfield 
Investments, Ltd. ; Odeon Cinema Holdings, 
Ltd. ; Foy Investments, Ltd. ; Sound Equip- 
ment, Ltd. ; Production Facilities (Films), 
Ltd. ; Odeon Theatres of Canada, Ltd. ; 
Odeon Holdings (New Zealand), Ltd. ; Union 
Investments, Ltd. ; Greater Union Theatres 
(Pty.), Ltd. ; Denham and Pinewood Hold- 
ings, Ltd. ; G.-B. Animations, Ltd. ; Over- 
ture Theatre, Ltd. ; Winter Garden Theatre 
(London), Ltd. Address : Albion House, 
59-61, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Tel.: Temple Bar 4333. 

DAWSON, G. W., F.L.A.A., F.A.C.C.A., director, 
RKO-Radio Pictures, Ltd. ; RKO-Radio 
British Prods. , Ltd. Entered business in 1 92 1 
with Ideal Films, Ltd. Joined RKO-Radio 
as secretary, 1930 ; appointed director RKO- ' 
Radio, 1936. Address : Dean House, Dean 
Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 5640. 

DEALEY, R. T., M.B.K.S. ; assistant to chief 
engineer, G.-B. Picture Corp., b. Newry, Co. 
Down. Entered industry, 1919 ; joined G.-B. 
1928 ; appointed present position 1932 ; 
ex-deputy chairman, B.K.S. Theatre Division, 
and member executive committee. Address : 
Holborn Empire Offices, W.C.i. Tel. : 
Holborn 5526. 

DEAN, VAUGHAN N., studio controller : asso- 
ciated British Picture Corpn., Ltd. ; b. 1902, 
Aberdeen ; educated, Aberdeen University ; 
qualified, chartered accountant, 1926 ; entered 



Industry, 1930, as general and production 
manager associated company of Brin> .1 
International Pictures ; production manager 
and associate producer to independent 
producing companies, 1933-41 ; production 
specialist M.o.L, 1941-42. Addresses : Office : 
Welwyn Studios, Welwyn Garden City, Herts. 
Tel. : 3241. Private : 4, Handel Close, Can- 
nons Park, Edgware. Tel. : Edgware 0893. 

DEARDON, BASIL, film director, Ealing Studios, 
Ltd.; b. 1913, Westcliff-on-Sea, Essex. Fi.ms 
include: "The Bells Go Down," "The 
" Half-Way House," " They Came to a City," 
"Dead of Night," "The Captive Heart," 
" Frieda," Formerly assistant director, script 
writer, dialogue director, associate producer. 
Address : Ealing Studios, Ealing Green, W.5. 
E.iling 6761. 

DE JONGE, H.R.A., joint managing director, 
G.B.-Kalee, Ltd. ; director, Taylor, Taylor, 
Hobson, Ltd. ; Bell and Howell Co., Ltd. ; 
b. 1901. Educated Bedford School. Entered 
business, 1927, as supervisor for the Gaumont 
Company on French production. Berlin and 
Central Europe, representative, Gaumont 
Co. until 1930 ; assistant to managing director, 
British Acoustic Films 1931 ; director, British 
Acoustic ; G.-B. Equipments, Ltd. ; B.T.P. 
Sales and Service, Ltd., Electrical Fono-films 
Co., A/s (Copenhagen) 1933 ; joint managing 
director, G.B.-Kalee, Ltd., 1943. Addresses : 
Office: National House, 60/66, Wardour 
Street, London, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 9292. 
Private: "Little Bartons," Old Bath Road, 
Sonning, Berks. 

DEL GIUDICE, F., managing director, Two Cities 
Films, Ltd. In charge of production ; b. 
1892, Trani, Italy ; educated University of 
Rome. Was international lawyer. Respons- 
ible for productions of "French Without 
Tears," " Freedom Radio," " Unpublished 
Story," " In Which We Serve," " The Gentle 
Sex," "The Flemish Farm," "The Lamp 
Still Burns," " The Demi Paradise," " Tawny 
Pipit," "The Way Ahead," "This Happv 
Breed," "English Without Tears," "Mr. 
Emmanuel," "Don't Take it to Heart!", 
"Blithe Spirit," "The Way to the Stars," 
"Henry V," "Beware of Pity," "Men of 
Two Worlds," "The Way We Live," "Car- 
nival," " School for Secrets," " Hungry Hill," 
"Odd Man Out." Address: 15, Hanover 
Square, W.i. Tel.: Mayfair 1227 and Bourne 
End 88. 

DENNETT, JOHN C, publicity manager Odeon 
Theatres, Ltd. ; b. 1911, Rotherhani, Yorkshire, 
Formerly reporter Sheffield Independent and 
Mail and Harrow Observer, Joined editorial 
staff To-day's Cinemx, 1935. Appointed 
publicity manager Odeon Theatres, 1942. 
Address : Albion House, Bucknall Street, 
London, W.C.i. Tel. Temple Bar 4333. 

DENT, MAURICE ARTHUR, company director, 
Originally associated with the stage, entered 
Industry under J. D. Walker ; was responsible 
for the Scottish distribution of Lasky Pictures. 
Founded Waverley Films, Ltd., and was 
managing director until merged into Wardour 
Films, Ltd., of which he became managing 
director. Was founder director of Associated 
British Picture Corporation which took over 
distribution from Wardour Films. One of 
the founders Scottish Trade Benevolent 
Fund ; hon. member and one of the founders 
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member, Lodge Annua (1223), Glasgow. Re- 
signed from A.B.P.C. November, 1940 ; vice- 
president K.R.S. for three years. Address : 
Wallace House, Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : 
Gerrard 2050. 

DE ROCHEMONT, RICHARD G., producer, 
" The March of Time " ; b. December 13, 1903, 
Chelsea, Mass ; educated public schools, 
Cambridge Latin Sch. ; Williams College, 
1920-21 ; A.B., Harvard, 1928. Foreign 
editor, Movietone Newsreel, 1930-31 ; director 
for France, Fox Movietone, 1931-34 ; general 
foreign manager, "The March of Time," 
1934-40; managing editor, "The March of 
Time " (Division of Time, Inc.), 1940-43 ; 
producer of " The March of Time " since 1943. 
Address: "The March of Time," 369, 
Lexington Avenue, New York, N . Y. 

d'EYNCOURT, WALTER, associate producer 
and director, Gainsborough Pictures (1928), 
Ltd. ; b. 1903, Aincourt, Nantes, France. 
Made films in France, Hollywood, England ; 
British National, 1938-39. Latest film "The 
Brothers," Addresses : Office : Lime Grove 
Studios, Shepherds Bush, W.12. Tel.: Shep- 
herds Bush 1210. Private: 18, Welbeck 
Court, London, W.14. 

DICKINSON, THOROLD, film director ; b. 1903 ; 
assistant to George Pearson, 1925 ; film 
editor, 1927-36; production supervisor 
"Midshipman Easy." Directed "The High 
Command," " Spanish A. B.C.," " The Arsenal 
Stadium Mystery" (Denham), "Gaslight" 
(Denham), "The Prime Minister" (Tedding- 
ton), M. of I. Shorts; co-writer and sole 
director, "The Next of Kin" (Ealing) ; 1941 
Military Training Films (A.K.S.) ; co-writer 
and director " Men of Two Worlds." Latest : 
" Secret People." 

DICKSON, LOUIS D., director, Astoria, Edin- 
burgh ; b. 1880 ; electrical engineer ; entered 
Trade 1899 ; appointed kinematographer Scot- 
tish National Exhibition, 1908 ; vice-chairman 
Scottish branch C.E.A., 1926 ; chairman 
1927; delegate to General Council. Address : 
399, Queensferry Road, Edinburgh, 4. Tel. : 
78756. 

DIGHTON, JOHN, script writer, Ealing Studios, 
Ltd. ; b. 1909, London ; shorts and junior 
witer G.B. 1932-35 ; Warner, Teddington, 
I935 _ 39 ; Ealing 1939 ; films include " Let 
George Do It," " Saloon Bar," " Sailors 
Three," "The Ghost of St. Michaels," "The 
Foreman Went to France," " Next of Kin," 
" Champagne Charlie " and " Nicholas Nickle- 
by." Address : Ealing Studios, Ealing Green. 
W.5. Tel. : Ealing 6761. 

DONAGHY, N. A., A.S.A.A. general manager 
and accountant, Charles H. Donaghy circuit, 
N. Ireland ; b. 1914, Aughanacloy, Co. Tyrone, 
N.I. Addresses: Office: County Cinema, 
Omagh. Tel. : 261 . Private : Dublin Road, 
Omagh. Tel. : 229. 

DONAT, ROBERT, actor ; film debut, " Men of 
Tomorrow," "That Night in London," 
"Cash," "Private Life of Henry VIII," 
" Count of Monte Cristo," " 39 Steps," " Ghost 
Goes West," " Knight Without Armour," 
" The Citadel," " Goodbye, Mr. Chips," " The 
Young Mr. Pitt," "Adventures of Tartu," 
"Perfect Strangers." Address: c/o Christ- 
opher Mann, Ltd., 140, Park Lane, W.i. 



DOONER, RICHARD, managing director Plaza 
and New Theatre Maesteg, Coliseum and 
Pavilion, Abergavenny, Olympia, Ogmore 
Vale ; b. 1870, Eastwood, Nottingham ; 
pioneer of kinema movement in Wales ; be- 
came chairman South Wales and Monmouth 
branch of the C.E.A. ; president of the C.E.A., 
I 935"36 ; ex-president, Cinema Veterans. 
Address : 4, Salisbury Road, Maesteg, Glam. 
Tel. : 373- 

DRURY, WESTON, chief casting director, 
J. Arthur Rank Organisation ; previously 
casting director, Gaumont British and Gains- 
borough, Warner Brothers (England), British 
International Pictures. Film agent, theatre 
producer, stage director, actor. Address : 15, 
Hanover Square, W.i. Tel. : Mayfair 1227. 

DUNBAR, J.S., J. P., East of Scotland Circuit 
Controller, G.B. Picture Corp. ; member 
Scottish Branch C.E.A. committee ; delegate 
to General Council; b. 1895, Edinburgh; 
joined late Fred Graham- Yooll as manager, 
Marine Gardens, Edinburgh, later appointed 
general manager, Graham-Yooll Enterprises ; 
opened St. Andrew Square P.H., Edinburgh, 

1921 ; circuit manager with G.B. 1928; 
assistant divisional superintendent, G.B., 
Scotland and Northern Ireland, 1937. Ad- 
dresses : Office : New Victoria, Clerk Street, 
Edinburgh. Tel. : 44421. Private : 35, 
Mayfield Road, Edinburgh. Tel. : 42217. 

DYER, ANSON, F.R.S.A., managing director, 
Anson Dyer Studios, Ltd. ; Analysis Films, 
Ltd. ; b. Brighton ; entered trade and made 
first cartoons, 1918 ; joined Hepworth's, 

1922 ; made " Story of the Flag " for Archi- 
bald Nettlefold Productions ; opened own 
studios, 1935, to produce colour cartoons, 
including "Sam and His Musket" (Stanley 
Holloway series). Address : Anson Dyer 
Studios, Stratford Abbey, Stroud, Glos. 
Tel. : 629. 

EADIE, ERNEST RICHARD, M.B.K.S. ; ex- 
hibitor ; immediate past-chairman, Northern 
Branch C.E.A. ; member of committee ; 
delegate to General Council ; b. 1885, Bir- 
mingham ; joined C.E.A., 1913 ; vice- 
chairman of branch, 1942-44 ; chairman, 1945 ; 
initiated formation of Newcastle section of 
the B.K.S., 1945. Addresses : Office : 
"Apollo Cinema," Birtley, Co.- Durham. 
Tel. : Birtley 123. Private : " Oaklea," 
Limetrees Gardens, Gateshead, 9, Co. Durham. 
Tel. : Gateshead 71685. 

EAGLE, R. J., A. CCA. ; director and secretary, 
Riverside Studios, Ltd. ; Studio Holdings 
Trust, Ltd. ; b. 1906, London ; entered 
industry 1938. Address : Broadmead House, 
21, Panton Street, Haymarket, S.W.i. 

ECKMAN, JNR., S., chairman and managing 
director, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Ltd. , 
London ; chairman and managing director, 
New Empire, Ltd., London ; director, 
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer British Studios, Ltd. ; 
director, Loew's International Corp., New 
York ; b. New York City ; ed. New York 
Public Schools and College of the City of New 
York ; entered Industry, New York, exhibitor 
with his father, and later became New York 
manager of Mutual Film Corporation ; sub- 
sequently manager of New York branch Tri- 

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angle Film Corporation ; New York manager 
of the Goldwyn Picture Corporation ; elected 
vice-president of the Goldwyn Distributing 
Corporation .taking over supervision, Eastern 
Division ; on amalgamation with Metro., and 
formation of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, assumed 
charge of New England, New York and New 
Jersey districts ; appointed managing director 
of Jury-Metro-Goldwyn, Ltd., London (now 
M-G-M Pictures Ltd.), 1927 ; past-president 
New York Film Board of Trade ; president, 
K.R.S., London, 1931-34 ; Fellow of the 
Royal Society of Arts, Manufactures and 
Commerce ; Fellow of the American Geo- 
graphical Society ; member of Council 
American Outpost in Great Britain ; member 
of American Society in London. Address : 
19, Tower Street, W.C.2. Tel. : Temple Bar 
8444. 

EDMUNDSON, JACK, manager, Regal, Grimsby ; 
vice-chairman, N. Lines. Branch C.E. A., 
1946-47; b. 1905, Hartlepool; joined A. B.C., 
1936. Addresses : Office : Regal, Grimsby. 
Tel. : 2878. Private : 10, Abbey Walk, 
Grimsby, Lines. 

EDWARDS, LLEWELYN, J. P., managing 
director, Royal Entertainments, Ltd. ; chair- 
man, North-Western branch, C.E. A., 1946-47 ; 
delegate to General Council; b. 1885. 
Addresses : Office : Queens Chambers, Sussex 
St., Rhyl. Tel.: 844. Private :" Engle- 
field," Russell Road, Rhyl. Tel. : 136. 

ELDER, JOHN C, director of productions, 
Elder-Dalrymple Productions, Ltd. ; founder 
of Scottish Educational Film Movement. 
Addresses: Office: 178, St. Vincent Street, 
Glasgow. Private : " Cintra," Speirs Road, 
Bearsden. 



ELLIOTT, W. C, manager, Majestic, Ports- 
mouth ; member Portsmouth and I.o.W. 
branch, C.E. A. committee ; b. 1893, Ports- 
mouth. Associated with late W. G. Stokes 
in building the Majestic, 1920-21 ; chairman, 
Portsmouth branch, 1942. Address : Majestic, 
Kingston Cross, Portsmouth. Tel. : 6652. 

ELLIS, MAJOR A. 0., exhibitor; proprietor of 
kinemas in Torquay, Paignton, Brixham, 
Tiverton ; b. 1877. Trained as a surveyor. 
Entered Industry as exhibitor in 1910 ; 
member of Devonport Borough Council, 
1907-13, and for two years chairman of the 
finance committee. Address : Sutherland 
Tower, Higher Warberry Road, Torquay. 
Tel. : 2895. 

ELTON, HERBERT, managing director, Eskay, 
Ltd. ; Aleph Entertainments, Ltd. ; Midland 
Empire Theatres, Ltd. ; delegate to C.E. A. 
General Council ; member C.T.B.F., com- 
mittee. Entered Industry as salesman Cardiff 
branch Ideal Films, 1920 ; manager, Notting- 
ham branch, 1922. Resigned 1930 to control 
exhibiting interests. Address : Commerce 
Chambers, Elite Buildings, Nottingham. 
Tel.": Nottingham 2273-4. 

ELTON, ARTHUR, ^director, Film Centre, 
Ltd. ; b. 1906 ; educated, Marlborough and 
Cambridge. Scenario department, Gains- 
borough, 1927 ; E.M.B. Film Unit, 1930 ; 
G.P.O. Film Unit, 1934 : producer to Minister 



of Labour 1934-35 ; founded Film Centre, with 
John Griersonand Basil Wright, 1937 ; super- 
visor production, M. of I., 1941-44 ; president, 
Scientific Film Association, 1943 ; rejoined 
Film Centre, 1945. Address, 34, Soho Square, 
W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 4253. 

ELVEY, MAURICE, film director since 1913. 
Films include : " Mr. Wu," " Fruitful Vine," 
" Sally Bishop," ; many Matheson Lang sub- 
jects for Stoll ; Gaumont, 1926, " Mdlle. from 
Armentieres," " H indie Wakes," "Roses of 
Picardy," "Flag Lieutenant," " Quinneys," 
"Balaclava," "High Treason," "School for 
Scandal," "Sallyin Our Alley," "The Lodger,' 
"Soldiers of the King," " Lily of Killarney," 
"Wandering Jew," "Princess Charming," 
"This Week of Graee," "The Code," "Road 

House," "The Clairvoyant, fhe Tunnel," 

"Spy of Napoleon," "Man in the Mirror," 
" Widow's Island," " Who Goes Next ? " "The 
Lightning Conductor," "The Return of the 
Frog," "For Freedom" (epic of the Graf 
Spee), "Salute John Citizen," "The Lamp 
Still Burns," " Medal for the General," " The 
Gentle Sex" (co-direction), "Strawberry 
Roan," " Beware of Pity." Has directed in 
Hollywood for Fox and M-G-M. Manager, 
Christopher Mann, Ltd. Address: 1, Carlton 
House Terrace, S.W.i. Tel.: Whitehall 5204. 

ELVIN, GEORGE H., F.C.I.S., general secretary, 
Association of Cine. Technicians, and Film 
Industry Employees' Council ; member Cine- 
matograph Films Council ; chairman, Labour 
Research Department ; member Advisory 
Committee Workers' Film Association ; 
treasurer, British Workers' Sports Association ; 
secretary, Workers' Sports International 
Provisional Committee ; member executive 
committee, T.U.C. Non-Manual Workers' 
Advisory Council. Address : 2, Soho Square, 
W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 8506-7^-8. 

EMERY, J. F., J. P., proprietor of the J. F. Emery 

Cinema Circuit ; b. Wigan. Started as a 
telegraphist at Gathurst Station under the old 
Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company ; 
started business on his own account in Salford 
kinema trade, 1919 ; elected to the Salford 
City Council, 1921 ; subsequently becoming 
alderman, and in 1932-33 was made Mayor. 
Returned to Parliament for Salford West, 
November, 1935. Address : Midland Bank 
House, 26, Cross Street, Manchester. Tel. : 
Blackfriars 5618, and Pendleton 2611. 

EVANS, BRINLEY, managing director, Hull 
Cinemas, Ltd. ; Hull Picture Plavhouses, 
Ltd. ; Savoy (Hull), Ltd. ; Associated Hull 
Cinemas, Ltd. ; Monica P.H. (Hull), Ltd. ; 
Cleveland P.H., Ltd. ; Winter Gardens (Brid- 
lington), Ltd. ; Goole Palladium, Ltd. ; 
Northern Combines, Ltd. ; Priory Cinemas, 
Ltd. ; Halternprice Cinemas, Ltd. ; chairman, 
Hull and District branch, C.E. A., 1946-47. 
Addresses : Office : Criterion Theatre, George 
Street, Hull. Tel.: 33752. Private: "The 
Croft," Herds Lane, Hessle, E. Yorks. 

FANCEY, E. J., managing director, New Realm 
Pictures, Ltd. ; Celluloid Despatch Services, 
Ltd. ; D.U.K. Films ; b. 1902, Richmond, 
Surrey. Addresses : Office : Queen's House, 
Leicester Square, W.C. 2. Tel.: Gerrard 2368 ; 
6302. Private : St. Brides, Mill Road, W. 

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FANCOURT, L. B., North-Western Theatre 
Controller, Odeon ; member, Manchester Sal- 
ford and District branch, C.E.A. committee. 
Entered Trade, 1919 ; formerly manager, 
Astoria, Brixton ; Paramount, Manchester. 
Addresses: Office: 2 Mount Street, Manchester. 
Tel.: BIaekfriars3558. Private: 19, DeQuincey 
Avenue, Timperley, Cheshire. Tel. : Sale 4816. 

FAULKNER, W. G., journalist ; b. 1864, North- 
ants' ; began study of film production and 
exhibition, 1909 ; wrote first regular criti- 
cisms of films in any British newspaper in 
the Evening News, 1910, and became film 
editor. Resigned 1921, and established his 
own Film Review ; founded the British As- 
sociation of Film Directors. Addresses : 
Office : 32, Shaftesbury Avenue, W.i. Tel. 
Gerrard55i4. Private: " Penkenna," S. Eden 
Park Road, Beckenham, Kent. Tel. : Spring 
Park 4727. 

FAVELL, ARNOLD ROWLAND, secretary, 

Sheffield branch C.E.A. ; Walkley Palladium 
Ltd. ; Ecclesall and Endcliffe Picture Palace, 
Ltd. ; Sheffield Amusements Co., Ltd. ; Piaza 
(Sheffield), Ltd. ; Grosvenor Hall & Estate 
Co., Ltd. ; b. 1903. Address : 47, Bank 
Street, Sheffield. 

FELLOWES-FARROW, E. S., M.A., M.Sc, 
F.R.I.P.H. ; chairman and managing director, 
Instructional Screen, Ltd., Britannia Sub- 
Standard Productions, Ltd. ; Visual Educa- 
tion, Ltd. ; chairman Filmhire (London), Ltd., 
and associated companies ; editor Christian 
Screen ; b. 1896, Hull ; ed. Hull Tech. Col- 
lege, City of London, College, Cambridge and 
Edinburgh Universities. Address : 9, Upper 
Berkeley Street, London, W.i. Tel. : Am- 
bassador 2351 and 1763. 

FIELD, E. H., hon. treasurer Eastern Counties 
Branch C.E.A ; director Yarmouth and 
Gorleston Investment and Bldg. Corp., 
Ltd. ; b. 1877, Great Yarmouth ; formerly 
managing director, Yarmouth and Lowestoft 
Cinemas, Ltd. Address : 16, South Quay, 
Gt. Yarmouth. Tel. : 2940. 

FIELD, MARY, director G. B. Instructional, 
Ltd. ; ed. University of London ; joined British 
Instructional Films as education manager, 
1926 ; assistant editor 1926 and became 
editor, continuity, script writer, assistant 
director, director ; production manager, 1933 ; 
director of G. B. Instructional, Ltd., 1934 ; 
inaugurated department of Children's Enter- 
tainment Films (G. B. I.) for the J. Arthur 
Rank Organisation, 1944. Address : Office : 
Dominion Theatre, Tottenham Court Road, 
London, W.C. 2. Tel. : Museum 7263. Private: 
7, Porchester Gate, W.2. 

FIELDER, W. A., general manager, Pathe 
Pictures, Ltd. ; entered Industry 1919 in 
Sales Dept, of Wardour Films, Ltd., subse- 
quently absorbed by A.B.P.C, Ltd. ; later 
promoted to sales manager and then general 
manager of distribution department ; became 
general manager Pathe Pictures, Ltd., on 
merging of two companies. Addresses : 
Office : Film House, Wardour Street, W.I. 
Tel. : Gerrard 4314. Private : " Little 
Thatch," Station Road, Ham Manor, Ang- 
mering, Sussex. Tel. : Rustington 1266. 

FINDLAY, HUGH, publicity manager, M-G-M 
British Studios, Ltd. ; joined Trade with 
Pathe Freres ; manager publicity, Gaun.ont 



Co., 1929 ; G. B. Picture Corp., Ltd., studio 
publicity manager, 1931 ; New World 
Pictures (subsequently 20th Century Prods., 
Ltd.), 1937 ; press officer, Film Div., M. of I., 
1940 ; later publicity for Ealing Studios. 
Address : 1, Belgrave Place, S.W. Tel. : 
Sloane 0746 ; 9903. 

FLEMING, W. L-, casting director, Gains- 
borough Pictures (1928), Ltd. ; b. 1904, 
Colombo Ceyion. Addresses : Office : Lime 
Grove Studios, Shepherd's Bush, W.12. 
Tel. : Shepherd's Bush 1210. Private : 
Harestone Heights, Caterham, Surrey. Tel. : 
Caterham 306. 

FLIGELSTONE, THEO. H., managing director, 
T.H.F. Theatres, Ltd. ; Watford Amusements, 
Ltd. ; member Cinematograph Film Council, 
B. of T. ; b. 1895, Cardiff ; joined Servalls 
Exclusives, Ltd., as managing director ; 
took over control Lewisham Hippodrome, 
1928-30; president C.E.A., 1936-37. Address: 
Chesham House, 150, Regent Street, W.i. 
Tel. : Regent 0712. 

FOOKS, W. J., secretary, S. Wales and Mon- 
mouth Branch C.E.A. ; secretary, Park Hill 
Cinema, Cardiff ; b. 1900 ; incorporated 
accountant. Address : 3, Park Place, Cardiff. 
Tel. : Cardiff 729. 

FOOT, VICTOR A., F.I. P.I. , A.M.Inst.B.E. ; 

managing director, Ossicaide, Ltd. ; entered 
the public address field in 1932 with Ossicaide 
amplifiers and " Foot " microphones ; holds 
large number of patents in connection with 
sound. Address: Dereford House, Wimbledon 
Park Road, S.W. 19. Tel.: Putney 4646. 

FORSYTH, JAMES, director of public re- 
lations, G. B. Picture Corp., Ltd. ; director, 
Davis Theatres, Ltd. ; Palmer Newbould, 
Ltd. ; b. 1890 ; joined Industry 1917 as 
assistant manager of Shaftesbury Pavilion ; 
became manager, Shepherd's Bush Pavilion ; 
G. B. West End circuit manager, 1927-30. 
Addresses : Office : 52, Haymarket, S.W.i. 
Tel.: Regent 8080. Private: The Old School 
House," Powderham, near Kenton, Exeter; 
and 177, Queen's Gate, S.W.7. 

FOX, CHAS. G., M.B.E., F.C.I.S., chairman, 
■ Ernest F. Moy, Ltd. ; treasurer and member 
Standards Committee, I.A.K.M. ; b. 1872, 
Started manufacturing kinematograph appar- 
atus in conjunction with the late Ernest F. 
Moy, 1895 ; formed the Cinematograph Co., 
Ltd., 1898. Addresses: Office: 134, Bay- 
ham Street, N.W.i. Tel.: Gulliver 5451. 
Private : 96, Highgate West Hill, N.6. Tel. : 
Mountview 5929. 

FRANCE, THOMAS NICHOLSON, director, Park 
Picture Theatre Co., Ltd. ; F. H. Pride, Ltd. ; 
chairman, L. & H. C. branch, C.E.A., 1946-47; 
delegate to General Council ; secretary, 
Cinema Veterans (1903) ; b. 1885. Joined 
late Sidney Bacon, 1896, and was associated 
with him in all branches of entertainment 
business. Address : 59, Woodland Rise, Mus- 
well Hill, London, N.io. Tel.: Tudor 2132. 

FREEDMAN, ABE, exhibitor ; member L. and 
H.C. branch, C.E.A. committee; delegate to 
General Council ; b. 1877, Dowlais, S. Wales ; 
chairman, L. and H.C. branch, 1940. 
Addresses : Offices : The Regal, Minehead. 
Tel. : 439, Queens, Minehead. Tel. : 843. 
Private: no, Bickenhall Mansions, Baker 
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FRENCH, HAROLD, film director ; b. 1899, 
London. Addresses : Connies, Ltd., 92, 
Regent Street, W.i. Tel. : Regent 4542. 
Private : Orchard Dene, Bourne End, Bucks. 
Tel. : Bourne End 118. 

FRENCH, SIR HENRY L., G.B.E., K.C.B., 
director-general British Film Producers 
Association ; b. 1883 ; educated Southsea 
and Kings College, London ; entered Civil 
Service, 1901 ; general secretary, Food Pro- 
duction department, rgi7-20 ; represented 
United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, etc., 
at the International Institute of Agriculture, 
Rome, 1930-34 ; appointed director of Food 
(Defence Plans) Department, November, 
1936 ; secretary, Ministry of Food, 1939-45 ! 
made official visits to U.S. and Canada in 
1943 ; India, 1944 ; Australia and New 
Zealand, 1945-46 ; South Africa, April, 1946, 
to advise Union Government on its food 
problems ; retired from the Civil Service, 
June, 1946 ; appointed director-general of 
B.F.P.A., August i, 1946. Address : Sey- 
mour House, 17, Waterloo Place, S.W.i. 
Tel. : Whitehall 1986-8. 

FRENCH, ALD. R. DUNCAN, J.P., managing 
director, Tunnel Road, Picturedrome, Ltd. ; 
b. 1872, Kendal. Incorporated accountant. 
Became interested in flotation of Picturedrome 
Companies, 1912 ; now secretary of eight 
companies ; after membership of City Council 
for 21 years, was Lord Mayor of City of Liver- 
pool, 1942-43. Addresses : Arran, Dowhills 
Road, Blundellsands, Liverpool, and 17, 
N. John Street, Liverpool. Tel. : Great 
Crosby 2202 ; Central 5836. 

FRIEDMAN, JOSEPH, managing director, 
Columbia Pictures Corporation, Ltd. ; Colum- 
bia Pictures (Export), Ltd. ; Columbia 
(British) Productions, Ltd. ; director of 
Columbia Film A.B., Stockholm ; Columbia 
Films S.A., Paris ; Columbia Films S.A., 
Spain; Columbia Films A/S, Copenhagen. 
Address : 139, Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : 
Gerrard 4321. 

FULLER, W. R., general secretary of C.E.A. ; 
barrister-at-law ; succeeded W. Gavazzi King, 
first general secretary in 1925 ; he has been 
associated since that date, and before, with 
every important trade movement and develop- 
ment, and has been responsible for the pre- 
paration of much material which, has found 
its way into legislation for the better regula- 
tion of the trade. Address : 127, Wardour 
Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 7311. 

GAIN, BARRINGTON C, F.I.C.A., director, 
General Cinema Finance Corp., Ltd. ; General 
Film Distributors, Ltd. ; Eagle-Lion Dis- 
tributors, Ltd. ; British Pictorial Productions, 
Ltd. ; Film Laboratories, Ltd. ; Two Cities 
Films, Ltd. ; Production Facilities (Films), 
Ltd. ; G.B. Animation, Ltd. ; Overture. 
Theatre, Ltd. ; Universal Pictures, Ltd. ; b, 
1906 ; partner firm of Farrow, Bersey, Gain, 
Vincent & Co. ; director of The Associated 
Paper Mills, Ltd., and subsidiary companies ; 
Boyden & Smith, Ltd. Address : 53, New 
Broad Street, E.C.2. Tel. : London Wall 
5555- 

GAMBLE, B. T. S., M.S. I.E., M.B.K.S., director, 
switchgear dept. F. H. Pride, Ltd. ; ap- 
prenticed to electrical engineering with 
B.T.-H. ; served successively with English 
Electric Company and Courtaulds, Ltd., 



Coventry ; joined Micklewright, Ltd., as 
manager, 1927 ; became associated with F. H. 
Pride, Ltd., 1935. Address : 69-81, High 
Street, Clapham, S.W.4. Tel. : Macaulay 



GARLING, W. F., M.B.K.S., M.B.F.L, 

M.S.M.P.E., manager, reproducer equipment 
dept., R.C.A. Photophone, Ltd. ; b. 1903 ; 
first associated with development of sound 
apparatus in 1927, in the laboratories of 
General Electric Company, Schenectady; 
joined engineering dept., R.C.A. April, 1928 ; 
transferred to R.C.A. Photophone, Ltd., 
London, 1929. Addresses : Office : Belgrove 
House, Belgrove Street, W.C.I. Tel. : Terminus 
2781. Private : 20, Blythwood Road, Pinner. 
Tel. : Pinner 5447. 

GELL, WILLIAM J., C.B.E., company director ; 
joined the Gaumont Company 1910 ; joint 
general manager 1922 ; joint managing 
director 1928 ; sole managing director 1929 ; 
resigned Gaumont Company 1933 and director- 
ships of British Acoustic Films, Ltd. ; Inter- 
national Acoustic Films, Ltd. ; Gainsborough 
Pictures (1928), Ltd. ; Film Clearing Houses, 
Ltd. and Denman Picture Houses, Ltd ; 
managing director of Pathe Pictures, Ltd., 
and on board of British Instructional Films, 
Ltd., and Pathe Equipment Ltd., 1933-43. 
Address : Suffolk House, Iver Heath, Bucks. 
Tel. : Uxbridge 173. 

GENT, COUN. H. S., exhibitor ; b. 1892 ; edu- 
cated Wesley College and King Edward VII. 
School, Sheffield ; actively associated with 
Coliseum, Spital Hill, Sheffield, since 1913 ; 
elected to the Sheffield City Council November, 
1935, and re-elected unopposed, 1938 ; chair- 
man, Sheffield and District Branch C.E.A., 
1938-42. Address : 12, Kenbourne Road, 
Sheffield, 7. Tel. : Sharrow 51456. 

GIBSON, W. S., director and general manager, 
Thompson's Enterprises, Ltd. ; joined In- 
dustry, 1911 ; chairman, Northern Branch 
C.E.A., 1935 ; 1939-41. Addresses: Office: 
4, Palladium Buildings, Eastbourne Road, 
Middlesbrough. Tel. : Linthorpe 88156. 
Private : 64, Cambridge Road, Middles- 
brough. 

GILBERT, FRANK L., B.Sc. (Lon.), Ph.D. 
(Cantab.) ; joint managing director, Pro- 
duction Facilities (Films), Ltd. ; experience 
in commerce and industry, including manage- 
ment, consultancy ; chief organisation officer, 
Ministry of Fo^d, 1940-44. Address: Imperial 
House, Air Street, London, W.i. Tel. : May- 
f->ir 2210. 

GILBERTSON, R., general manager, Royalty, 
Gosport ; member Northern Branch C.E.A. 
committee ; b. 1892, Boldon, Co. Durham ; 
organised, Managers' Separate Section, 
Northern Area, and was first chairman. 
Addresses : Office : Royalty, Gosforth. 
Tel. : 51066. Private : " Braemar," 8, 
Kensington Avenue, Gosport. 

GILLIAT, SIDNEY, writer, director, producer ; 
director, Individual Pictures Ltd. ; b. 1908, 
Edgeley, Cheshire ; entered films as reader ; 
joined Elstree's scenario department ; later, 
gag man and assistant to Walter Forde ; 
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writer, 1930; wrote "Jack's the Boy" and 
" Rome Express " for Gainsborough Pictures ; 
first original story " Friday the 13th "; 
formed Individual Pictures, Ltd., with Frank 
Launder in 1944 ; screenplays include, "The 
Lady Vanishes," "Night Train to Munich," 
" The Young Mr. Pitt," " Millions Like Us," 
"Waterloo Road," "2,000 Women," in 
- 1 ill. 1 1 'oration with Launder ; jointly produced 
with Launder, "The Rake's Progress," "I 
See a Dark Stranger," " Green for Danger," 
"Captain Boycott," "London Belongs to 
Me." Addresses: Office: 44/45, Pall Mall, 
London, S.W.I. Tel.: Whitehall 6361. 
Private : 25, The Vale, Chelsea, S.W.3. Tel. : 
Flaxman 6704. 

GLENISTER, E. V., secretary, Bournemouth 
section, Hants and E. Dorset Branch C.E.A. ; 
member Branch committee ; manager, 
Regent, Bournemouth ; b. 1885, Chelsea ; 
founded Cross Pictures, Ltd., in association 
with late Pearl Cross, 1906 ; manager, York's 
Theatre, Brighton, 1921-29 ; joined G.B., 
1929 ; chairman Sussex Branch C.E.A., 
1922-26. Address : Regent, Bournemouth. 
Tel. : 2402. 

GODFREY, R. H., joint managing director, 
Cheshire County Cinemas, Ltd. ; member 
N. Western Branch C.E.A. committee ; 
delegate to General Council ; b. 1904, Glasgow. 
Addresses : Office : Empress, Runcorn 
Cheshire. Tel.: 2291. Private: The Ridge, 
Manley Road, Frodsham, Cheshire. Tel. : 
2269. 

GOLDSBROUGH, H., F.C.A.A., secretary, 
Bradford and District branch, C.E.A. ; b. 
1897, Bradford. Addresses: Office: 23, 
Piccadilly, Bradford. Tel. : Bradford 4097. 
Private : " Whinbank," Moorfield Drive, Bail- 
don, Yorks. Tel. : Shipiey 1353. 

GORDAN, WINSTAR, F.R.S.A., managing 
director, Gordon's Sales and Advertising 
Service, Ltd., Gordon's Publicitv, Ltd., Kine- 
Ads, Ltd., Stillograph, Ltd., T. J. Smith & 
Son (Manchester), Ltd., and associated com- 
panies. Addresses : Imperial Buildings, Ox- 
ford Road, Manchester, 1, Tel. : Ardwick 2773 ; 
25, Haymarket, S.W.i, Tel. : Whitehall 4985. 

GOSSAGE, JOHN WINWOOD, production 
adviser ; b. 1905 ; ed. Uppingham. 
Formerly recording manage'- Decca Records, 
and later Peter Maurice Publishing Company ; 
director.Reunion Films, 1935 ; associate pro- 
ducer, Associated British Productions, "House- 
master," " Jane Steps Out," " Yellow Sands," 
"Marigold," "Outsider," "The Gang's All 
Here." Latest film, " So Well Remembered " 
(RKO-Rank). Address : 68, Gloucester Ter- 
race, W.2. Tei. : Pad. 2762. 

GOTFURT, FREDERIC, scenario writer ; b. 
1901, Berlin, Germany. Author, novels and 
plays, editor of literary periodical. Scenario 
' writer in Paris and London since 1933. 
British pictures: "The Girl in a Taxi" 
(B.U.P.), " It Happened One Sundav " 
(A. B.P.C.), "Temptation Harbour" (A.B.P.C.). 
Under contract, A.B.P.C, 1942-46. 
Address : 27, Goldhurst Terrace, London, 
N.W.6. Tel. : Maida Vale 8232. 

GRAHAM, ISAAC, managing director, Paiace 
and Kinema, Newark ; b. 1877, Hull, director 
of Premier Pictures, Ltd., Sheffield, 1914 ; 
and later of the Abbeydale P.H. Co., Ltd., and 
Central P.H. Co. (Sheffield), Ltd. Address : 
37, Collegiate Crescent, Broomhall Park, 
Sheffield. 



GRAHAM, S., director, Grahams Circuit. 
Addresses : Office : Oxford House, Oxford 
Street, Nottingham. Tel. : 40326. Private : 
21, Oundle Drive, Wollaton Park, Nottingham. 
Tel.: 75297; " Bishopstone," Winnington 
Road, Hampstead, London, N.2. Tel. : 
Speedwell 8526. 

GRANTLEY AND MARKENFIELD, THE LORD, 

director, Denham and Pinewood Studios, 
Ltd., and many production companies; b. 
1892, London. As Captain Norton, joined 
United Artists, 1930 ; in charge British pro- 
duction, 1931-33 ; joined board, British 
and Dominions Film Corp., 1933 ; managing 
director, Pinewood Studios, 1936 ; executive 
director, D. and P. Studios, 1938-42 ; 
chairman, Film Producers' Association, 
1938-39. Member of Board of Trade Films 
Council, 1938-39. In 1937 formed Pine- 
brook, to make " co-operative " pictures. 
Addresses : Office : Pinewood Studios, Iver 
Heath, Bucks. Tel. : Iver 700. Private : The 
Manor, Stoke Park, Slough, Bucks. Tel. : 
Farnham Common 86. 

GRANT, T. A., A.C.A., director, Potteries 
Theatres, Ltd., Hanley ; secretary, N. 
Staffordshire branch, C.E.A. ; b. 1878, Lei- 
cester. Member firm, Bourner, Bullock and 
Co., chartered accountants. Addresses : 
Office: 17, Albion Street, Hanley. Tel.: 
29591. Private : " Hazleme v e," Sandy Lane, 
Newcastle, Staffs. Tel. : 671 18. 

GRANT, MAJOR WALTER, b. 1879 ; ed. Mill 
Hill House and University, Birmingham ; 
qualified in medicine and dental surgery ; 
entered Industry 1909 ; founded P.C.T. with 
the late Dr. Jupp, and became one of the 
first directors ; now with Gaumont - British 
Corporation, P.C.T. and associated com- 
panies. Address : 123, Regent Street, W.i. 

GREEN, FRANK, managing director, Ace Dis- 
tributors, Ltd. ; entered business 1919 ; pro- 
ducer and distributor 1940 ; films officer, 
Ministry of Supply, 1940-45 ; developed Royal 
Ordnance Factory Film Services for training 
operatives in munitions work. Address : Ace 
House, Broadwick Street, W.i. Tel. : Ger- 
rard 3165-6. 

GREEN, H. J., J. P., principal, George Green 
Circuit ; treasurer, Scottish Branch C.E.A. ; 
president and trustee, Scottish C.T.B.F. ; son 
of the late George Green ; the Green Circuit, 
in which he and his brother are associated 
includes the Playhouse Renfield Street, 
Glasgow (seating 4,312), the largest kinema 
in Europe ; Playhouse, Dundee (seating 
4,150) ; Playhouse, Ayr (seating 3,300), Play- 
house, Wishaw (seating 3,000). Address : 
" Glenard," 13, Beech Avenue, Glasgow, S.i. 

GREENE, J. LESLIE, chairman Hope Hall 
Cinema, Liverpool ; Ritz Rink and Walton 
Vale, P.H. ; managing director, Metropole, 
Bootle ; chairman Enterprise (Liverpool), Ltd. ; 
booking agent, Victoria, Liverpool ; b. Liver- 
pool ; formerly journalist ; managing director 
Liverpool City Press, Ltd. ; first president 
Liverpool Kinema Exchange, 1920. Ad- 
dresses : 7, Elliott Street, Liverpool, W. Tel. : 
Royal 7538. 18, Charing Cross Road, London, 
W.C.2. Tel.: Gerrard 1897; 128, Nightingale 
Lane, London, S.W.12. Tel. : Battersea 
2647. 

GREENWOOD, W, J., general manager, Leeds 
Entertainments, Ltd. ; member Leeds Branch 
C.E.A. Committee ; b. 1886, Sunderland 
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dresses : Office : Western Talkie Theatre, 
Leeds, Tel. : 42078 ; Private : 8, Berkeley 
View, Leeds, 8. 

GRIFFITHS, D.E., O.B.E., London representative, 
International Pictures, Inc. ; b. 1895 ; mem- 
ber, Royal Naval Film Corporation ; Deputy 
chairman and liaison officer, Royal Air Force 
Cinema Corporation ; president K.R.S. 1936- 
39. Addresses : Office : National House, 
Wardour Street, London, W.i, Tel. : Gerrard 
8351 ; Private : Argyll, 54, Gunnersbury 
Avenue, Ealing, W.5, Tel. : Acorn 3996. 

GROVE, Brig. I. R., O.B.E., J. P., M.Inst.T., 
managing director, F.T.S. (Great Britain), 
Ltd. ; Oughton's Transports, Ltd. ; London 
and Provincial Film Transport Co., Ltd. ; 
F.T.S. Printers (Cardiff), Ltd. ; F.T.S. (Ex- 
ports), Ltd. ; Highland Development Trust, 
Ltd. ; Lothians Star Theatres, Ltd. ; Star 
Theatre (Lochore), Ltd. ; director, Glasgow 
and West of Scotland Cinemas,. Ltd. ; Grove 
Picture House (Glasgow), Ltd. ; Astoria 
Cinema (Glasgow),- Ltd. ; Arbroath Picture 
House Co., Ltd. ; President of Empire 
Agencies,. Ltd., and F.T.S., Ltd., Canada, B.C. ; 
entered trade, 191 1 ; associated with Fleet 
Cinema Commission, 1917-19 ; first com- 
mandant, Army Kinerna Services, 1941 ; 
deputy director, War Office, 1943-4 ; J. P. for 
County of West Lothian since 1930. Addresses : 
Inchgarvie House, South Queensferry, and 
Drimsynie, Lochgoilhead, Argyll. 

GROVES, REG., writer-producer, Verity Films 
Ltd. ; b. 1908 ; editor "World Film News," 
1936-37 ; script writer, Strand Film Co., Ltd., 
1 93 8 -43 ; Labour Parliamentary Candidate, 
Aylesbury Division, 1937-45 ; film critic 
"New Leader" 1939-43-44-45. Addresses: 
Office : Guild House, 2-6, West Street, W.C.2., 
Tel. : Temple Bar 5664 ; Private : 2, Granard 
Road, London, S.W.2. 

GUMMERSALL, COUN. F. L., chairman, 

Beeston P.H. (Leeds), Ltd. ; Abbey Enter- 
tainments, Ltd. ; b. 1882, Bradford, Vorks ; 
hon. treasurer, Leeds Branch, C.E.A. ; Coun. 
City of Leeds, since 1930. Addresses : Office : 
20, Bardon Chambers, Infirmary Street, Leeds, 
1, Tel. : 25196 ; Private : 13, Grove Hall, 
Parade, Leeds, n. 

HAINES, RONALD, B.Sc, F.I.M.T., producer, 
director and scenarist ; director of British 
Foundation Pictures, Ltd. ; British Founda- 
tion Distributors ; British Documentary Films, 
Ltd. Address : 171, Shaftesbury Avenue, 
W.C.i ; Tel. : Temple Bar 8577. 

HALLET, C. G. HEYS, M.A. (Cantab.), A.I.P.E., 
M.B.K.S., manager, Arc Lamp Carbon 
Division, The Morgan Crucible Co., Ltd. ; 
joined Standard Telephones and Cables, Ltd., 
1925 ; Morgan Crucible Co., 1927 ; manager 
various divisions and in charge of research, 
manufacture, sales, arc lamp carbons since 
1933 ; chairman, Papers Committee B.K.S., 
1941-45. Address: Morgan Crucible, Battersea 
Church Road, S.W.n. Tei. : Battersea 
2250. 

HAMSON, EUGENE, di-ector and secretary, 
Northern Amusements, Ltd. ; member Man- 
chester and Salford Branch C.E.A. Committee ; 
vice-chairman Branch, 1946 ; b. 1906, Haie, 
Cheshire ; ed. Ratcliffe College, Sheffield ; 
entered industry 1934; member S. and E. 



Lanes, and Stockport branches C.E.A. Ad- 
dresses : Office : Prudential Chambers, South 
Parade, Rochdale, Tel. : 2072 ; Private : 120, 
Heaton Moor Road, Heaton Moor, Stockport, 
Tel. : Heaton 3353. 

HANCOCK, E., General sales manager M-G-.M ; 
b. 1894 ; entered the trade 1920 ; Para- 
mount ; P.D.C. ; joined M.-G.-M 1934. 
Address : 19, Tower Street, W.C.2 ; Tel. : 
Temple Bar 8444. 

HAND, DAVID, managing director and produc- 
tion supervisor G.B. Animation, Ltd. ; b. 
1900, Plainfield, New Jersey ; ed. Acad. Fine- 
Arts, Chicago ; began motion picture cartoon 
career 1919, Chicago, animating "Andy 
Gump " ; later activities, Bray Studios ; 
Fleischer Studios ; Walt Disney Studios from 
1930; supervisor-director of "Snow White 
and the Seven Dwarfs," " Bambi " and 
numerous shorts. Address : Moor Hall, 
Cookhain, Berks. Tel. : Bourne End 810. 

HAND, HARRY, production manager, Ealing 
Studios ; b. 1902, London ; entered industry 
1920 ; subsequently recordist, assistant director 
and production manager. Addresses : Office : 
Ealing Studios, Ealing Green, W.5, Tel. : 
Haling 6761 ; Private : 9, Heathway Court,. 
Finchley Road, N.W.2. 

HANMER, PHILIP M., managing director, 
Regent Enterprises, Ltd., and 18 kinema 
companies ; b. 1899 ; entered business as 
secretary of Regent Enterprises, 1923 ; 
chairman of the Liverpool Committee of the 
C.T.B.F. ; chairman, North Western Branch 
C.E.A., 1935. Addresses : 51A, Rodney 
Street, Liverpool, 1. Tel. : Royal 4452 ; 
50, Pall Mall, London, S.W.i. 

HARCOURT, W. M., F.R.P.S., F.B.K.S. ; 
managing director, Denham Laboratories ; 
vice-president, B.K.S. ; b. 1901 ; entered 
business, 1918 ; photographer on expeditions 
to Tibet, South Sea Islands, South America 
and Central Africa ; with Paramount, Long 
Island Studios ; Paramount News, England ; 
assisted in inauguration Les Actualites Para- 
mount, France ; joined Denham Laboratories, 
1936, as assistant general manager ; member, 
British Standards Institute, Technical Com- 
mittee CM /2 and CM 6. Addresses: Office: 
Denham Laboratories, Denham, Middlesex. 
Tel. : Denham 2323. Private : " Lal-Koti," 
Latchmoor Avenue, Gerrards Cross, Bucks. 
Tel. : Gerrards Cross 2950. 

HARGREAVES, K. N., director and secretary 
Twentieth Century Productions, Ltd. ; Director 
Wembley Film Studio, 20th Century-Fox 
Film Co., Ltd. ; director (alternate for W. C. 
Michel), G.-B. Picture Corp., Ltd. ; b. 1909 ; 
sd. at Leys School, Cambridge ; entered in- 
dustry in 1935 as secretary of 20th Century- 
Fox Film Co., Ltd. ; appointed secretary 
British Movietone News, Ltd., in 1936. 
Address : 20th Century House, Soho Square, 
W.i ; Tel. : Gerrard 7766. 

HARLEY, FRANCIS L., vice-president 20th 
Century-Fox International Corp., in charge 
of Continent of Europe ; b. 1895 ; ed. Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania ; joined Fox Films, 
1926 ; assistant to managing director, Fox, 
Paris, 1927 ; Near Eastern manager, Athens, 
1929 ; managing director, Fox, Brazil, 1930 ; 
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ing director, Fox, Loudon, 1936. Address : 
33, Champs Elysees, Paris, France. Tel. : 
Paris 6833. 

HARRAWAY, HUGH V., solicitor to the Kine 
matograph Renting Society ; admitted a 
solicitor of the Supreme Court in 1906 ; was 
instrumental in forming the K.R.S. and was 
solicitor to its predecessor, the Cinematograph 
Trade Protection Society ; practising in 
partnership with his son, Michael T. Harra- 
way. Address : 2, Field Court, Gray's Inn, 
W.C.i. Tel. : Chancery 8981. 

HARRIS, SAMUEL, F.V.I., F.fcA., senior 
partner, Harris & Gillow ; chairman, Cinema 
Press, Ltd. ; b. 1873 ; ed. Brighton College ; 
valuer and adviser, kinema and theatrical 
properties for prominent firms in industry 
since its establishment. Addresses : Office : 
93, Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 
2504. Private : " Heatherside," Walton-on- 
Hili, Surrey. Tel. : Tadworth 2350 and 3201. 

HARRISON, G. B., O.B.E., B.Sc, Ph. D., 
F.Inst. P., F.R.P.S., F.B.K.S. ; research 
director, Ilford, Ltd. ; b. 1906, London ; ed. 
University College, London ; after two years 
at British Photographic Research Association, 
joined Ilford, Ltd., 1930, as head, Rodenside 
Research Laboratory ; later head Cine Re- 
search Laboratory, Brentwood ; appointed 
director, Ilford, 1945. Address : Ilford, 
Ltd., Ilford, Essex. Tel. : Ilford 3000. 

HARRISON, COUN.V. E., managing director, 
V.E.H. Cinemas, Ltd., Aylsham Cinema Co., 
Ltd., Ritz Cinemas (Norwich), Ltd. ; b. 1897, 
London ; chairman, Eastern Counties branch, 
C.E.A., 1943-46 ; chief warden of Norwich, 
1939-45 ; deputy Lord Mayor of Norwich 
City, 1945 ; member of Norwich City Council 
since 1938. Addresses : Office : 45, Dereham 
Road, Norwich. Tel. : 24894. Private : 22, 
Ipswich Road, Norwich. Tel. : 25888. 

HART, NORMAN, solicitor to C.E.A. ; b. 
Bradford ; ed. at the Grammer School and 
Denstone College ; was connected with the 
manufacturing and merchandise trade Brad- 
ford before going to Cambridge, took Law 
Degree and articled in London. Address : 
Broadmead House, Panton Street, S.W.i ; 
Tel. : Whitehall 6814. 

HART, SIDNEY, M.I.E.E., chief engineer, G.-B. 
Picture Corp., Ltd. ; b. 1886, Colne Engaine, 
Essex. Addresses : Office : Dominion, Tot- 
tenham Court Road, W.i. Tel. : Museum 
0660. Private : Downside, Bannings Vale, 
Saltdean, Essex. Tel. : Rottingdean 9606. 

HARTE, W. C, general and booking manager, 
Rotherham Hippodrome, Ltd. ; Premier P.P., 
Rotherham ; chairman, Sheffield branch, 
C.E.A. , 1946 ; b. 1888, Halifax, Yorks. 
Entered industry, 1909 ; Empire Palace, 
Dewsbury, 1917 ; booking manager, Rother- 
ham Hippodrome and Premier P.P., 1930 ; 
general and booking manager, 1940 ; vice- 
chairman, Sheffield branch, 1943-45 ; delegate 
to General Council, 1945. Addresses : Office : 
Hippodrome Buildings, Henry Street, Rother- 
ham. Tel. : 399. Private : " Meadowbank," 
Broom Riddings, Greasborough, Rotherham. 
Tel. : 919. 

HARTLEY, REX B., A.K.P.S.. M.B.K.S., 
Studio lighting specialist, G.E.C. Member 



B.K.S. Council, Journal Committee, Foreign 

Relation's Committee ; hon. secretary, Film 
Production Division ; chairman, Library 
Committee ; b. 1891 ; educated, Tollbridge 
School, 1913. Addresses : Office : Magnet 
House, Kingsway, W.C.2. Tel. : Temple Bar 
8000. Private : Tehidy, East Horsley, Surrey. 
Tel. : East Horsley 459. 

HASSE, CHARLES, editor and documentary 

director ; b. 1904, Algiers. FMitor, A.B.P.C. 
Br. National ; director, Crown Film Unit, 
1940-42 ; editor, Ealing Studios since 1942. 
Addresses : Office : Ealing Studios, Ealing 
Green, W.5. Tel. : Ealing 6761. Private : 
11, Hammersmith Terrace, W.6. Tel. : 
Riverside 1566. 

HAVELOCK-ALLAN, ANTHONY, producer ; 
b. 1905. Producer, Paramount Pictures, 
British and Dominion Film Corpn., 1934-37 ; 
producer, Pinebrook, 1937-39 ; directed Leslie 
Howard in " From the Four Corners," for 
M.o.I. ; produced " Unpublished Story," Two 
Cities ; associate producer with Noel Coward, 
" In Which We Serve," " ThisHappy Breed " ; 
formed Cineguild, 1943 ; In charge production 
" Brief Encounter ' executive producer, 
"Great Expectations"; producer, "Take 
My Life" ; producer, " Blanche Fury." Address: 
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Bucks. 
Tel. : Iver 700. 

HELLMAN, MARCEL, producer and director, 
Director, Excelsior Film Prods., Ltd. ; b. 
1898. Films made for U.A. : "Amateur 
Gentleman," "Accused," "Crime over 
London," " Jump for Glory " ; for G.F.D. : 
"Jennie," "Secret Mission," "They Met in 
the Dark"; for M-G-M, "Talk About 
Jacqueline." Address: 4, Tilney Street, Park 
Lane, W.i. Tel.: Grosvenor 2446. 

HENRY, BEN, O.B.E., representative, Great 
Britain, Universal Pictures ; b. 1902 ; joined 
Moss Empires at 14 ; became salesman for 
West of England and South Wales ; London 
branch manager, Wardour Films, Ltd., 1926 ; 
general manager, A.B.F.D., 1932 ; elected 
director, 1938 ; in charge film department, 
E.N.S.A., 1939 ; left A.B.F.D., 1942, and 
became associate producer on George Formby 
Productions and producer for Vera Lynn films. 
Address: 17, Fursecroft, George Street, W.i. 

HEPWORTH, CECIL M., Hon. F.R.P.S. ; 
technical department, National Screen Service; 
pioneer of kinematography and inventor ; 
started producing films in 1898 ; patented 
automatic developing plant in 1897 ; films 
include: " Alf's Button," "Helen of Four 
Gates," " Mrs. Erricker's Reputation," " Wild 
Heather," " Tansy," " Through Three Reigns," 
"The Pipes of Pan," "Mist in the Valley," 
"Strangling Threads," " Comin' Thro' the 
Rye"; perfected "stretched film" process. 
Address : 34, Harlyn Drive, Northwood Hills, 
Pinner. Tel. : Pinner 4614. 

HERON, EDWARD THOMAS, J.P. ; founder of 
" Kinematograph Weekly " ; E. T. Heron &. 
Co., Ltd., eight Freemason's Lodges, in- 
cluding Anima Lodge, of which he was first 
chairman ; b. 1867 ; ed. Haberdashers' 
School ; ex-alderman Borough of St. Pancras, 
and mayor, 1908-9 ; managing director, 
Maxclif Publishing Co., Ltd., Olympic Publi- 
cations, Ltd. ; chairman, Meiina Estates, 
Ltd. ; proprietor, St. Leonards Golf Course 
and Tennis Courts. Address: "Silver 
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HILL, F. GORDON, secretary, Columbia Pic- 
tures Corporation, Ltd. ; secretary and 
director, Columbia (British) Productions, Ltd. ; 
secretary, Columbia Pictures (Export), Ltd., 
and Columbia Music Publishing Co., Ltd. ; 
b. 1909, Shanghai ; joined Fox Film Co., 1929 ; 
later with British Movietone News ; Columbia, 
x 933- Addresses: Office : 139, Wardour 
Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 4321. Private : 
" High Trees," 26, Salmon Street, Kings- 
bury, London, N.W. 9. Tel.-: Colindale 3144. 

HILL, FRANK, M.V.O., F.C.I.S. ; secretary 
of Kinematograph Renters' Society since 
1 91 9 ; formerly secretary of Telephone De- 
velopment Co. (1912), Ltd., 1913 ; general 
manager and secretary, Performing Right 
Society, 1915-18. Address : 30, Old Compton 
Street, London, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 4383. 

HIND, HAROLD STANLEY, A.M.I. E.E., 

A.R.P.S. ; operating manager, Sound Ser- 
vices ; b. 1905, Newcastle ; ed. Northampton 
Engineering College ; University of London ; 
joined Western Electric, 1929 ; Sound Ser- 
vices, 1936 ; deputy-chairman, Sub-Standard 
Film Division, B.K.S. Address : Guild 
House, Upper St. Martin's Lane, W.C.2. 
Tel. : Temple Bar 5420. 

HINGE, EDWARD J., managing director Hinge 
Cinemas, Ltd., and associated companies ; 
hon. treasurer, C.E.A. ; b. 1888, Faversham, 
Kent, became concert artist 1907 ; joined late 
Stanley Rogers as manager in 1913 ; ap- 
pointed general manager 1922, and managing 
director, when limited company was foru ed, 

1931 ; chairman of the Northern branch for 
two periods, past president of C.E.A. Ad- 
dress : 147-9, Northumberland Street, New- 
castle-upon-Tyne, 1. Tel.: Newcastle 20317-9. 

HOARE, F. A., director, Film Producers' Guild, 
Ltd. ; Verity Films, Ltd. ; Sound Services, 
Ltd. ; Publicity Films, Ltd. ; managing 
director, Merton Park Studios, Ltd. In 1931 
conducted first experiments in use of films 
in English schools and compiled the report ; 
joined Western Electric as director research, 

1932 ; representative of short film producers 
on Film Council. Address : 269, Kingston 
Road, Merton Park, S.W.9. Tel. : Liberty 
4291. 

HOCKMAN, W. A., controller, "L" circuit; 
Gaumont-British Picture Corp., Ltd. ; member 
Manchester, Salford and District Branch 
C.E.A. Committee ; b. 1902, London ; 20 
years with G. B. and associated companies ; 
asst. divisional superintendent, 1945, vice- 
chairman, Cinema turians, 1945. Addresses : 
Office: Gaumont, Manchester, 1. Tel.: 
Central 7878-9 ; Private : Grange House, 
Grange Street, Rusholme, Manchester, 14. 
Tel. : Rusholme 2593. 

HOELLERING, G. M., director Film Traders, 
Ltd. ; Academy Cinema, Ltd. ; b. 1897, Baden, 
Austria ; entered business on Continent as cut- 
ter, 1918 ; produced and directed shorts and 
features. Address : 167, Oxford Street, W.i. 
Tel. : Gerrard 9426. 

HOLDERNESS, LESLIE, general manager, 
Odeon, Birmingham ; chairman, Birmingham 
Managers' Separate Section, C.E.A. ; b. 1889, 
Aldershot; entered business Winnipeg, Canada, 
1906 ; came to England, 1909, and opened 
Picture Playhouse, Beverley ; joined P.C.T. 
1919 ; Paramount, 1925 ; theatre controller, 



Union Cinemas, 1936; Odeon, 1941. Ad- 
dresses : Odeon, Birmingham. Tel. : 6101 ; 
Private : " Journeys End," 57, Walsall Road, 
Little Aston, Stags. Tel. : Streetky 7182. 

HOLME, SIR RANDLE F., director RKO-Radio 
Pictures, Ltd. ; b. 1864 ; ed. Sherborne ; 
Corpus Christi College, Oxford ; senior 
member firm Godden, Holme & Co. Ad- 
dress : Office : 5, Upper Belgrave Street, 
London, S.W.i. Tel. : Sloane 5215 ; Private : 
20, Hyde Park Place, W.2. Tel. : Paddington 
6580. 

HONRI, BAYNHAM, general manager, Ealing 

Studios ; b. 1903, London ; ed. Mill Hill 
School ; started at Stoll Studios, Cricklewood, 
and •subsequently with other companies on 
camera side ; five years' Research department. 
B.B.C. ; returned to films with advent of 
sound and was head technical departments, 
Gainsborough, Twickenham and Sound City 
Studios ; was general manager Stoll Picture 
Productions and associate producer John 
Baxter Productions, Ltd. Address : Ealing 
Studios, Ealing Green, W.5. Tel. : Ealing 
6761. 

HOPE, S. H., chairman and managing director, 
Hope Advertising Service, Ltd. ; b. 1898. 
Entered business 1919, with Robert Court- 
neidge's Prods, and G. B. Samuelson, Worton 
Hall Studios ; later joined A. B.C. and became 
first publicity manager ; transferred to Rex 
Publicity Service as general manager ; director 
of Associated Studios, Ltd. Address : Glou- 
cester House, 19, Charing Cross Road, Loudon, 
W.C.2. Tel. : Whitehall 2966. 

HOPKINS, HARRY, director, Palace, Leeds ; 
vice-chairman, Leeds branch, C.E.A. ; b. 
1879, London. Delegate to General Council 
for many years, and ex-chairman, Leeds 
branch. Addresses : Office : Palace, Leeds. 
Tel. : 23343. Private : 6, Bank View, Chap- 
pell Ailerton, Leeds 7. Tel. : 42802. 

HOWE, SELBY, publicity director, 20th Century- 
Fox ; b. London ; educated, St. Marks, 
Balham. Joined Jury's Imperial Pictures 
as advertising and publicity director, 1916, 
and in same position with M-G-M until 
August, 1941. Went to Radio Pictures as 
exploiteer and special representative, and 
joined 20th Century-Fox, 1942. Addresses : 
Office : 31-2, Soho Square, W.i. Tel. : 
Gerrard 7766. Private : 55, Chiltern Road, 
Sutton, Surrey. Tel. : Vigilant 6293. 

HOWIE, ALEX, founder and managing director, 
Rex Publicity Service, Ltd., and Art Display 
Service, Ltd. ; b. Lanarkshire. Associate of 
the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising. 
Addresses: Office : 131, New Bond Street, 
London, W.i. Tel.: Mayfah-7571. Private: 
The Spa, Tunbridge Wells. Tel. : Tunbridge 
Wells 191 1. 

HOYLE, BERT, general manager, Palace and 
Empire Cinemas, Haslingden, Ltd. ; vice- 
chairman, S. and E. Lanes branch, C.E.A. ; 
b. 1898. Addresses : Office : Empire, Has- 
lingden. Tel. : Rossendale 269. Private : 
Carr Hall, Haslingden. Tel.: Rossendale 156. 

HUDDLESTON, COUN. ERNEST A., chairman 
and managing director, Witney Electric 
Theatre, Ltd. ; Sterling Entertainments, Ltd. ; 
member L. and H.C. branch, C.E.A. com- 
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Member Witney U.D.C. since 1919 ; Oxford- 
shire C.C. since 1933. Addresses: Office: Palace 

Witney, Oxon. Tel. : 147. Private : 
59, Corn Street, Witney. Tel.: 253. 

HUDSON, W. 8., managing director, Hudson 
Cinemas, Ltd. ; b. 1899, Bradford, Yorks ; 
joined A. B.C. after various managerial ap- 
pointments ; finally promoted area super- 
visor ; left A. B.C. 1945 to form present com- 
pany. Addresses : Office : The Picture House, 
Sheringham, Norfolk. Tel. : 347 ; Private : 7, 
Hauxton Road, Trumpington, Cambs. Tel. : 
263. 

HUGHES-ROBERTS, J. G., M.V.O., Govern 
ment kinematograph adviser since May, 1934 ; 
b. 1894 ; entered H.M. Stationery Office, 1911; 
Addresses : H.M. Stationery Office, Room 434. 
3, Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Strjet, 
S.W.i. Tel. : Abbey 1200, and Room 0028, 
War Office, Whitehall. Tel. : Whitehall 9400. 

HUTCHINSON, F. E., director of sales, Para- 
mount Film Service, Ltd. ; entered industry 
1908, with New Century Film Service ; re- 
mained after merger with Jury Imperial 
Pictures and when company became Jury- 
Metro-Goldwvn, Ltd. ; appointed manager 
new Sheffield Branch, 1915 ; N. District 
manager, 1927 ; assistant sales manager, 
U.K., 1930-41 ; appointed general sales 
manager, Paramount, 1941. Address : 170, 
Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 7700. 

HUTCHISON, J. H., general manager, Ambassa- 
dor, Hendon ; author, "The Complete 
Kinemanager " ; ed. Kdinburgn University ; 
wrote "So This is War" under pen name 
Bombardier X. ; entered business with Moss 
Empires at Swansea and Newcastle ; later 
general manager Northern Entertainment 
Co., Ltd. ; general manager, King's, Palace 
and Elite, Wimbledon. Address : 5, Cheyne 
Close, Hendon, N.W. Tel. : Hendon 6640. 

HUTCHISON, JIMMY, publicity and advertising 
director, British National Films ; b. 1902, 
Dundee ; entered industry 1916 ; joined 
" Kinematograph Weekly " 1918 ; press 
representative M-G-M 1927 ; B.I.P. 1933 ; 
Mayflower, 1937 ; Warner Bros., Teddington, 
1939. Addresses : Office : National Studios, 
Elsiree. Tel. : Elstree 1644 ; Private : 12A, 
Rodney Court, W.g. Tel. : Cunningham 5519. 

HUTH, HAROLD, producer, under cDntract to 
G.-B. ; b. 1892 ; entered films, 1927, in " One 
of the Best," "Guilt," "Leave It to Me," 
"Down River," "The Outsider," "First 
Mrs. Fraser," "Discord," "Rome Express," 
"The Ghoul"; general manager, Toeplitz 
Productions, 1934 ; rusting director, Gau- 
mont-British, 1935-6; M-G-M British, 1937 ; 
director "Hell's Cargo" and "Alias the 
Bulldog " for Associated British, and pro- 
duced " Busman's Honeymoon " for M-G-M, 
IQ 39 ! produced " Pimpernel Smith " for 
Leslie Howard, 1941 ; produced " Tartu " 
for M-G-M, 1942 ; produced " Love Story " 
and " They Were Sisters " for G.-B. Address : 
Lime Grove Studios, Shepherd's Bush, W.12. 
Tel. : Shepherd's Bush 12 10. 

HYLTON, G., managing director, Picture House 
(Morley), Ltd. ; Ritz (Thirsk), Ltd. ; Malvern 
Picture House (Leeds), Ltd. ; Burley Picture 
House Co., Ltd. ; director, Leeds and District 
P.H., Ltd. ; Picture House (Holbeck), Ltd. ; 
secretary, Leeds Branch C.E.A. ; b. 1908, 



Leeds; partner in Annistead & Hylton 
(bartered accountants. Addresses : Office : 
10, East Parade, Leeds, 1. Tel. : 21246- 
1'nv.ite : 3, Primley Park View, Alwoodley, 
Leeds. Tel. : 66665. 

HYMAN, WALTER, managing director, Swansea 
Cinemas, Ltd. ; member S. Wales Branch, 
C.E.A. committee ; b. 1898, Liverpool ; 
entered industry, 1913. Addresses : Office : 
Regal, Morriston, Swansea. Tel.: 7571. 
Private : St. Annes 43, Eaton Crescent, 
Swansea. Tel. : 82135. 

INKESTER, P. F., Liverpool area supervisor, 
A. B.C. ; member N.W. Branch C.E.A., com- 
mittee ; b. 1900, Wallasey, Cheshire ; entered 
Trade 1918 ; joined A. B.C. 1928 ; promoted 
supervisor 1937. Chairman, N.W. Branch 
C.E.A., 1945. Address : Commodore, Liver- 
pool. Tel. : Bootle 3966. 

IRVING, STANLEY, film director; member 
Screenwriters' Association, executive com- 
mittee ; b. 1908. Entered Industry with 
Stoll Prods. 1927 ; assistant director many 
years ; scriptwriting and film editing ; 
director documentaries and second units for 
features. Address : 5, Hansard Mews, 
Holland Park, London, W.4. Tel. : Park 
6191. 

JACKSON, J. C, director, London Film Pro- 
ductions, Ltd. ; chartered accountant. 
Address : 146, Piccadilly, W.i. Tel. : May- 
fair 8272. 

JACKSON, LOU, managing director and 
executive producer, British National Films, 
Ltd. ; b. 1904, London. Entered film business 
as special representative, Universal ; resigned 
to pursue other interests, including radio and 
finance ; founded Anglo-American. Film Corp. 
Address : National Studios, Elstree. Tel.: 
Elstree 1644. 

JAMES, WING-COMDR. SIR ARCHIBALD, 

K.B.E., director Ealing Studios ; b. 1893 ; 
ed. Eton ; Trinity College, Cambridge. 
Address : Brackley Grange, Brackley, North- 
ants. Tel. : Brackley 186. 

JAMES, D. J., exhibitor ; owns Studios One 
and Two, Oxford Street, London ; b. 1887 ; 
formerly controlled circuit of 12 cinemas 
taken over by Odeon 1937 ; member L. & H.C. 
branch C.E.A. committee for number of 
years. Address : Cinema House, 225, Oxford 
Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 4242, 4400, 3300. 

JAMES, COUND. E. H., chairman and managing 
director, Llanrwst Cinema, Ltd., Luxor 
Cinema (Menai Bridge), Ltd., Luxor Cinema 
(Bangor), Ltd. ; member N. Western Branch 
C.E.A., committee ; chairman N. Wales 
Section ; b. Pietenuaritzburgh, Natal, 
S. Africa. Exhibitor for 20 years ; member 
Llanrwst U.D.C. since 1938. Addresses : 
Office, Luxor, Llanrwst. Tel. : 47. Private, 
Belle Vue Hotel, Trefriw Spa. Tel. : 
Llanwrst 192. 

JARRATT, SIR ARTHUR, deputy chairman and 
managing director British Lion Film Corp. ; 
chairman, George Humphries, Ltd. ; com- 
mander, R.N.V.R. ; deputy chairman, Royal 
Naval Film Corp., and Adrriralty Shore 
Establishments Cinema Fund. Address : 
76, Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 
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JEFFREY, LT.-COL. J. PATRICK T.D., B.Sc, 
C.A. ; secretary, Aberdeen and N. Section, 
C.E.A. ; member C.E.A.-N.A.T K.E. Con- 
ciliation Board. Addresses : Office, 230, 

Union Street, Aberdeen. Tel. : 270. Private, 
Hallfield, Mid-Stocket, Aberdeen. Tel. : 900. 

JONCKHEERE, STELLA, Literary editor, Ealing 
Studios ; b. Lille, France ; scenarist, London, 
.Paris ; assistant scenario department, Ealing ; 
literary editor since 1943. Address : Ealing 
Studios, Ealing Green, W.4. Tel. : Ealing 
6761. 

JONES, DAVID, director of Publicity, RKO- 
Radio Pictures, Ltd. ; b. 1913. Entered 
Industry through the C.E.A. organ, " Cine- 
matograph Times " ; editorial assistant, 
KKO-Radio, 1930-36 ; served in advertising 
and editorial sections, London " Hollywood 
Reporter"; rejoined RKO-Radio as exploi- 
teer, appointed press representative 1938; 
became director of Publicity 1944. Address : 
2, Dean Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 5640. 

JONES, J. C, joint managing director, Ambassa- 
dor Film Productions, Ltd. ; Bushey Film 
Studios, Ltd. ; b. 1885, Newport, Mon. 
Joined Jurv's Imperial Pictures, Ltd., 1911 ; 
later with M-G-M and Pathe. Addresses: 
Office, 179, Wardour Street, W.r. Tel. : 
Gerrard 3872 ; Bushey Studios, Melbourne. 
Road, Bushey, Herts. Tel. : Bushey 1621. 
Private, 18, Ewell Downs Road, Ewell, 
Surrey. Tel. : Ewell 2397. 

JONES, J. MEREDITH, secretary and manager, 
Workmen's Hall, Nantymoel, Glani. ; mem- 
ber S. Wales Branch, C.E.A., committee ; 
b. 1887, Bronant, Cardiganshire. Address : 
6, Arnant, Nantymoel, Glamorgan. Tel. : 7. 

JONES, K. F., general manager, Clifton Circuit 
and associate companies ; member Birming- 
ham Branch, C.E.A., committee ; delegate 
to General Council; b. 1908, Birmingham. 
Entered Trade 1925 ; renting ; film booking 
department, B.B.C. ; management, G.B. ; 
joined Clifton Circuit 1934. Addresses : 
Office, 6, Corporation Street, Birmingham, 2. 
Tel. : Midland 0283. Private, 18, Leopold 
Avenue, Birmingham, 20. Tel. : North 1770. 

JONES, R. BLACKBURN, proprietor, Globe, 
Grimsby ; b. 1882 ; treasurer, N. Lines. 
Branch, C.E.A., since 1942. Addresses : 
Office, Globe, Grimsby. Tel.: 2174. Pri- 
vate, 10, Westlands Avenue, Grimsby. Tel. : 



JORDAN, FRED. J , general manager, E. J. 
Hinge Enterprises ; member Northern Branch, 
C.E.A., committee ; delegate to General 
Council; b. 1893, Newcastle. Entered enter- 
tainment business 1904 ; joined Stanley 
Rogers Cinemas; circuit engineer 1924; 
supervisor 1934 ; general manager 1936 . 
Addresses : Office, Taller Chambers, North- 
umberland Street, Newcastle. Tel.: 20317. 
Private, 38, Woodburn Avenue, Newcastle. 

KEEN, A., controller "M" Circuit, G.B. 
Picture Corp., Liverpool; member N.W. 
Branch, C.E.A., committee ; b. 1894, Langley, 
Bucks. Addresses : Office, 3, Rialto Buildings, 
Liverpool. Tel. : Royal 4576- Private, 16, 
Rosslyn Drive, Moreton, Cheshire. 



KEENE, RALPH, managing director, Green- 
park Prods., Ltd. ; b. 1902, Mysore, India ; 
ed. Marlborough College. Painter, illustratcr 
and picture dealer, 1920-34 ; founder-: 
director Strand Film Co., 1934-40. Films, 
"Green Girdle," the Farming Year series, 
the Pattern of Britain series, " Proud City," 
" Cyprus is an Island," " United Harvest." 
Address : Guild House, Upper St. Martin's 
Lane, W.C.2. Tel : Temple Bar 5420. 

KEMP, CLIFFORD, independent film renter. 
Entered exhibiting with Bennett and Tolfree 
191 1 ; renting with Chas. P. Metcalf, 1916 ; 
Paramount 1919-28 ; joined Universal ; 
later Tiffany Prods. ; independent since 1931. 
Addresses: Office: 91, The Headrow, Leeds. 
Tel. : 27702. ( Private : Blue Coat Farm, 
Beckwithshaw, Harrogate. Tel. : 5485. 

KEMP, GEORGE. Independent exhibitor. 
Director of several kinemas, b. 1912, Johnstone, 
Renfrewshire. Chairman Scottish Branch, 
C.E.A. Addresses: Office, 7, Hamilton Street, 
Saltcoats. Tel. Ardrossan - Saltcoates 345. 
Private; "Quorn," West Kilbride. Tel. 
West Kilbride 3250. 

KENT, A. F., secretary, Eastern Counties Branch 
C.E.A. ; b. 1898, York ; partner firm, Hogg 
Bullimore and Co., chartered accountants, 
London and Norwich. Addresses : Office, 
71, The Close, Norwich. Tel. : 23315. 
Private, 18, Elm Hill, Norwich. Tel. : 25621. 

KERSHAW, CECIL, M.I.Mech.E., F.Inst. P. 
joint managing director, A. Kershaw & Sons, 
Ltd., manufacturers of Kalee projectors, 
scientific, optical and precision engineering 
work ; director of G.B. -Kalee, Ltd., and 
Soundcraft, Ltd. ; b. 1884. Addresses : 
Office: Mortimer House, Mortimer Street, 
W.i ; 200, Harehills Lane, Leeds. Private : 
Greystones, Park Edge, Harrogate. 

KIMBERLEY, PAUL, C.B.E., A.R.P.S., b. 
Lanley, Birmingham ; joined Frank Brockliss 
1909 ; founded Imperial Film Co., June, 
1913 ; associated with Hepworth Picture 
Plays, 1917 ; managing director Hepworth 
Film Service, Ltd., until 1924 ; managing 
director National Screen Service until 1945. 
Address : White Lodge, The Friary, Old 
Windsor, Berks. 

KING, SIR ALEX. B., C.B.E., J. P., exhibitor ; 
b. 1888. Has been in the business since the 
age of 12 ; member C.E.A. General Council 
and Cinematograph Films Council; member 
Scottish Council on Industry Tourist Com- 
mittee , knighted 1944. Addresses : Office : 
190, West Regent Street, Glasgow, C.2. 
Tel.: Douglas 1 195. Private: Tigh-Na-Righ, 
1 he Grove, Renfrewshire. Tel. Giffnock 4331. 

KING, GEORGE, chairman British Aviation 
Pictures, Ltd. ; Pennant Picture Productions, 
Ltd. ; Embassy Pictures (Associated), Ltd. ; 
independent producer-director since 1928. 
Address : The Manor, Davies Street, Berkeley 
Square, W.i. Tel. : Mayfair 4016. 

KIRKHAM, SYDNEY, M.B.E., managing direc- 
tor of Tivoli (Sheffield), Ltd. ; b. 1896, 
Sheffield ; chairman Sheffield Branch C.E.A., 
t934 _ 35i chairman Sheffield and District 
C.T.B.F. from 1938. Address : 107, Whitham 
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KNOPP, LESLIE, A.M.I.N.A., A.M.I. Mar.,E. 
F.B.K.S., technical adviser C.E.A. ; b. Lon- 
don ; educated Glasgow. Consulting engineer 
1925; joined G:B. Picture Corp. 1932; appointed 
technical consultant, C.E.A., 1936 ; Associa- 
tion's representative to Home Office Advisory 
Panel, British Standard Institution ; Address : 
3, Harewood Road, South Croydon. Tel. : 
Croydon 2938. 

KORDA, SIR ALEXANDER, managing director, 
London Film Prods., Ltd. ; Alexander Korda 
Films Prods., Ltd. Formerly European 
journalist ; made films on Continent, Holly- 
wood, Britain ; formed London Films, and 
made "Wedding Rehearsal," "The Private 
Life of Henry VIII," "Catherine the Great," 
"Scarlet Pimpernel," "Sanders of the 
River," "The Ghost Goes West," "Things 
to Come," "The Man Who Could Work 
Miracles," " Rembrandt," " Men Are Not 
Gods," "Elephant Boy," "Knight Without 
Armour," "The Drum," "Prison Without 
Bars," "The Four Feathers," "The Thief of 
Bagdad," "The Lion Has Wings," "Lady 
Hamilton," " Lydia " and "Jungle Book." 
Addresses: Office: 146, Piccadilly, W.i. 
Tel. : Mayfair 8272. Private : Claridge's 
Hotel, London, W.i. 

LANE, HENRY B., chairman, Beaufort Cinema 
(Birmingham), Ltd. ; Regalia Cinema Co. ; 
member Birmingham branch C.E.A. Com- 
mittee ; became director of Stirchley Empire, 
1914 ; later director Dudley Road P.H., and 
Heath P.H. ; managing director latter in 
1919 ; director of the Coronet Cinema (Small 
Heath), Ltd. ; assisted in promotion of 
Beaufort, Washwood Heath, 1929 ; past- 
chairman Birmingham branch C.E.A. 
Address : 106, Linden Road, Bournville, 
Birminghair, 30. Tel.: King's Norton 1706. 

LAPRESLE, ROBERT H., director, writer, 
cameraman ; b. 1900, Canada ; entered 
Industry, 1924 ; nine years as cameraman, 
Hollywood ; chief cameraman on 28 British 
features for Warner's, Korda ; under contract 
Film Producers' Guild. Addresses : Office : 
Guild House, Upper St. Martin's Lane, W.C.2. 
Tel. : Temple Bar 5420. Private : Lea Meadow, 
Churt, Surrey. Tel. : Frensham 213. 

LAUNDER, FRANK, director, producer, writer ; 
director Individual Pictures, Ltd. ; born 
1907, Hitchen, Herts.; ed. Brighton; wrote 
play which attracted attention of late John 
Maxwell and entered films, Elstree's scenario 
dept., 1930 ; wrote film for Ahred Hitchcock 
and Jack Hulbert at G.B. Studios ; joined 
Warner, as a writer ; subsequently became 
scenario editor to Gainsborough ; formed 
own producing company, Individual Pic- 
tures, Ltd., with Sidney Gilliat, in 1944 ; 
screenplays include "The Lady Vanishes," 
"Night Train to Munich," "The Young Mr. 
Pitt," " Millions Like Us," " Waterloo Road," 
" 2,000 Women," in collaboration with 
Gilliat; jointly produced "The Rake's 
Progress," " I See a Dark Stranger," " Green 
for Danger," " Captain Boycott," and 
" London Belongs to Me." Addresses: Office : 
44-45, Pall Mall, S.W.I. Tel. : Whitehall 6361. 
Private : 78, Park Street, W.i. Tel. : Mayfair 
55°4- 

LEAN, DAVID, film director ; director Inde- 
pendent Producers, Ltd. ; Cineguild, Ltd. ; 
1> 1908, Croydon ; entered Industry 1928 



as camera assistant ; later assistant director 
and editor " Escape Me Never," " Pygmalion," 
"49th Parallel"; from 1942 has directed 
" In Which We Serve " (co-director with Noel 
Coward) ; " This Happy Breed " and " Blithe 
Spirit " (Noel Coward — Two Cities) ; " Brief 
Encounter " (Noel Coward — Cineguild) ; 
"Great Expectations" (Cineguild) ; "Oliver 
Twist." Addresses : Office, Cineguild, Ltd., 
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Bucks. Tel. : 
Iver 700. Private: 116 Athenaeum Court 
Piccadilly, W.i. Tel. : Grosvenor 3464. 

LEA, ROLAND, chief of theatre dept., A.B.C. 
and Union Cinemas ; b. 1887, London ; 
entered Trade 1909 ; Midlands Circuit man- 
ager United Electric, 191 1 ; subsequently 
manager Westover, Bournemouth, when 
acquired by A.B.C, 1928 ; appointed Liver- 
pool area supervisor, 1929 ; Birmingham 
area, 1930 ; chief supervisor, 1935 ; present 
appointment, 1942. Addresses : Office: 30, 
Golden Square, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 7887. 
Private : 37, Pelham Court, Fulham Road, 
S.W.3. Tel. : Kensington 7954. 

LEE, NORMAN, author, films, plays, books ; 
screenplays for Warners, A. B. P.C., Columbia, 
British Lion, Gainsborough. Address: c/o. 
Joan Ling, Ltd., Gloucester House, Charing 
Cross Road, W.C.2. Tel. : 7164. 

LEE-THOMPSON, J., writer; b. 1914, 
Bristol ; ed. Dover College ; on British 
stage from 1931 ; repertory ; stage manager ; 
author of plays; "Climax," "Murder 
Happens," " Double Error," " Chocks Away " 
(revue); "Thousands of Summers" (in 
collaboration Dudley Leslie); "Murder 
Without Crime," "Curious Dr. Robson " ; 
entered Industry as scenario writer, 1934 ; 
pictures include "Price of Folly," "Middle 
Watch," "East of Piccadilly," "For Them 
that Trespass." Under contract A.B.P.C. 
Address : ColquhounJ House, Broadwick 
Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 8646. 

LEEVERS, NORMAN, B.Sc, A.C.G.I., chairman 
and managing director Leevers Rich & Co., 
Ltd. ; managing director British Cine Re- 
cording, Ltd. ; ed. London University ; 
employed C.F.T.H. Acoustic Laboratories, 
Paris, 1928 ; joined Film Recorders, Ltd., 
1930 ; chief sound engineer British Screen 
Service, 1933 ; formed Leevers, Rich & Co., 
Ltd., 1936. Addresses : Office: 80, Wardour 
Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 8947. Private : 
34, St. Stephens Gardens, St. Margarets, 
Twickenham. Tel. : Popesgrove 2346. 

LENNARD, ROBERT, casting director, A.B.P.C; 
b. 1910, London ; entered Industry, 1926 ; 
assistant casting director, B.I. P. ; casting 
director, Capital Film Corporation ; casting 
director, Grafton Films, " Stars Look Down," 
and "Hatter's Castle." Address : Colquhoun 
House, Broadwick Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 
8646. 

LENTON, F. T., F.A.I. A., managing director, 
Sherwood Films, Ltd. ; Kinograpb Distribu- 
tors, Ltd. ; hon. secretary and treasurer 
British Short Film Makers' Society, Ltd. ; 
b. 1889, London ; member Cinema 
Veterans. Addresses : Office: 26-27, D'Arblay 
Street, London, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 4148. 
Private : 6, Braxted Park, S.W.16. Tel. : 
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L'EPINE-SMITH, ERIC, associate producer, 
Edward Dryhurst Productions, Ltd. ; b. 
1903, Thornton Heath, Surrey ; founded 
Partners Screen Plays, Alldith Screen Services, 
wrote and directed three films, 1914 — 20 ; 
stage actor, scenario and play writer, 192 1 — ■ 
28 ; foiihded Essanay Productions, Ltd, 
1937; casting director Warner Bros., 1940; 
casting director British Aviation Pictures, 
Ltd., 1944. Address : Piccadilly House, 
Piccadilly Circus, London, W.i. Tel. : Regent 
0201. 

LESLIE, DUDLEY, writer, A.B.P.C. ; ed. 

Oxford University and Haileybury ; entered 
Industry as scenario writer, 1933 ; screen 
plays include "Ourselves Alone," "Sensa- 
tion," "The Outsider," "Living Danger- 
ously," "Jane Steps Out," "Glamorous 
Night," "Black Limelight," "Hell's 
Cargo," and " The Housemaster." Addresses : 
Office : Colquhoun House, Broadwick Street, 
W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 8646. Private : 34, 
Barkston Gardens, S.W. 5. Tel.: Frobisher20i5. 

LEVY, JULIAN, F.A.L.P.A., F.V.A. Partner, 
firm, Harris & Gillow ; b 1895 ; entered 
Industry, 191 1. Address : 93, Wardour 
Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 2506. 

LEVY, MORRIS M., A.M.Inst.B.E. ; managing 
director Lion Cinematograph Co., Ltd. ; 
chairman Kent branch C.E.A., 1934, 1941, 
1946 ; entered Industry 1909 ; founded Lion 
Cine Co., 1910 ; member of C.E.A. General 
Council ; trustee of Kent branch ; member 
of L. and H.C. branch committee ; a founder 
of the Film Flying Club. Addresses: Office: 43, 
Whitcombe Street, W.C.2. Tel. : Whitehall 
7404. Private : Westminster Lodge, 34, High- 
field Gardens, N.W.n. Tel. : Speedwell 8788. 

LEWIS, L.. A.C.A., director and secretary 
United Artists' Corporation, Ltd. ; United 
Artists (Export), Ltd. ; and associated com- 
panies ; director Odeon Cinema Holdings, 
Ltd. ; Odeon Theatres, Ltd. ; and associated 
companies. Address : 142, Wardour Street, 
London, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 5084. 

LEWIS, SYDNEY K., personnel manager, 
A.B.P.C. ; b. 1898; entered Industry after 
training as accountant ; after experience as 
manager appointed general manager, Charles 
K. Deeming Circuit ; past-chairman, Birming- 
ham branch C.E.A. ; past-president, C.E.A. ; 
London delegate to General Council ; joined 
A.B.P.C, Ltd., as Public Relations Officer, 
1943. Addresses: Office: 30/31, Golden Square, 
London, W.i. Tel.: Gerrard7887. Private: 
162, Leicester Road, Loughborough, Leics. 
Tel. : Loughborough 3303. 

LIDDLE, RICHARD, S., general manager, 
cine sales department, Ilford, Limited, 
London ; b. 1906, London ; ed. Fram- 
lingham College, Suffolk, and University 
College School, London ; with Stock Exchange, 
shipping and transport companies, then to 
photographic industry as salesman of cel- 
luloid base ; salesman for Selo Film Stock in 
1928 ; joined Ilford, Limited, in 1932. 
Address : National House, Wardour Street, 
W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 2763. 

LITTLER, CHARLES, managing director, 
Picturedrome (Heywood), Ltd. ; secretary 
S. and E., Lanes. Branch C.E.A. ; b. 1876 ; 
entered Industry i')i4 ; member C.E.A. since 



1916 ; Manchester branch secretary and 
delegate to General Council, 1933-39. Addresses: 
Office : 32, Cromford House, Cromford Court, 
Manchester. Tel. : Blackfriars 5758. Private : 
Hazel Avenue, Whalley Range, Manchester. 
Tel. : Chorlton 3868. 

LLOYD, W. W. f general and booking manager, 
Savoy Entertainments (Oldham), Ltd. ; 
member S. and E. Lanes. C.E.A. committee ; 
b. 1882 ; Manchester; ed. St. Margarets, Liver- 
pool ; entered Industry 1911. Addresses: 
Office : Savoy, Oldham. Tel. Main 2618. 
Private : Belmont, Grendon Avenue, Oldham. 

LOCKSTONE, K. L., managing director British 
Films, Ltd. ; director Concord Production, Ltd.; 
entered Industry, 1929; organising secretary, 
Conservative Films Association, 1929-31 ; 
general manager, British Films, Ltd., 1931-41 ; 
guided development of Daylight Mobile 
Talking Kinema. Address : 199, Piccadilly, 
London, W.i. Tel. : Regent 2828. 

LODGE, GEORGE, M.B.E., managing director, 
Cinema Utilities, Ltd. ; director, Belfast 
Gaiety Theatre Co., Ltd. ; general manager, 
The Ulster Cinematograph Theatres, Ltd. ; 
member N.I. branch C.E.A. committee ; 
joined Renters, Ltd., 1913 ; Gaumont Co., 
1919 ; circuit engineer late Sol. Levy, 1922 ; 
designed, manufactured and distributed 
Majestone Sound System, 1930 ; founder 
and convener N.I., C.T.B.F., 1930 ; produced 
propaganda film for N.I. Government, 1939 — 
45. Addresses: Office: Imperial, Belfast. 
Tel.: 21160. Private: " Doone," Galwally 
Park, Belfast. Tel. : 41635. 

LOUDON, NORMAN, company director ; b. 
1902, Campbeltown, Scotland ; managing 
director Camerascopes, Ltd., 1925 ; rotary 
printing, 1927 ; managing director, Flicker 
Productions, Ltd., 1930 ; entered film 
Industry, 1932 ; purchased Littleton Park, 
Shepperton ; founded Sound City 1932 — 46. 
Address : Park Close, Englefield Green, Surrey. 
Tel. : Egham 11. 

LUKE, CLAUD F., director public relations, 
Royal Air Force Cinema Corp ; formerly free- 
lance journalist ; chief press and public rela- 
tions officer N.A.A.F.I. during war : founded 
and is editor of " Naafi News." Address : 
18-19, Monk Street, London, S.W.i. Tel. : 
Abbey 5244. 

LUNDY, E. H., director of theatres, G.-B. 
Picture Corporation, Ltd., and associated 
companies ; joined G.-B., 1020 ; director of 
several G.-B. kinemas. Addresses : Office, 
New Gallery House, Regent Street, W.i. 
Tel. : Regent 8080. Private : " Benthill," 119, 
Friern Barnet Lane, N.20. Tel. : Hillside 3937. 

LYONS, EDWARD F., joint managing director, 
G.-B. Kalee, Ltd. ; managing director, Kalee, 
Ltd. ; Pixton's, Ltd. ; b. 1895 ; founded 
E. A. Langrish & Co., 1915, which with 
Kershaws, formed Kalee, Ltd., 1934 ; man- 
aging director of this company until 1943, 
when amalgamated with G.-B. Equipments, 
Ltd. Addresses : Office, National House, 
Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 5137. 
Private : Co, Park Lane, W.i. Tel. : Grosvenor 
2012. 152, Wick Hall, Hove, Sussex. Tel. : 
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LYONS, I. L., exhibitor ; b. 1874 ; entered 
trade, 1912, and has taken an important part 
in its development in the Birmingham area ; 
past-chairman Birmingham and Midlands 
branch C.E.A., 1926. Address : 21, Calthorpe 
Road, Kdgbaston, Birmingham. 



MATHER, H. B., exhibitor ; member Devon 
and Cornwall branch C.E.A. committee ; b. 
1904, Plymouth ; entered industry, 1916. 
Addresses: Office, Ford Palladium, Devonport. 
Tel. : 263. Private : 79, Thornhill Road, 
Plymouth. Tel. : 60139. 



MACKENZIE, DONALD A., M.C., M.A., 
principal, education division, G.-B. Instruc- 
tional, Ltd. ; ed. Manchester University ; 
taught in elementary and secondary schools ; 
secretary of higher education to city for 
Sheffield, 1920-23 ; assistant editor The 
Teacher's World, and lecturer 1923-40 ; 
managing editor, official publications for 
Belgian, Dutch, Norwegian and Greek Govern- 
ments in Britain, and manager of La Belgique 
Independante, 1940-45. Address : Imperial 
House, 80-82, Regent Street, London, W.I. 

MAIDMENT, GEO. J., general manager, Omnia 
Films, Ltd. ; Producers Representations, Ltd., 
Pendennis Pictures Corp., Ltd., Premier 
Distributors, Ltd. ; ed. Archbishop Tenisons' 
Grammar School ; appointed chief con- 
tinental auditor, Fox Film Co., Ltd., 1924 ; 
later comptroller of British Movietonews, Ltd.; 
director, Fox British Pictures, Ltd. ; treasurer 
and secretary, Columbia Pictures Corp., Ltd., 
Columbia Pictures Export, Ltd., Columbia 
British Productions, Ltd., 1933; general 
manager, London Films Export, Ltd., 1944. 
Addresses : Ford House, Regent Street, W. 1 ; 
Piccadilly House, Piccadilly Circus, W.i. 
Tels. : Regent 5546-8, Regent 0787, Arnold 
3yn), Middleton-on-Sea 303. 

MARKS, J., general sales manager Pathe, since 
1944 ; entered trade 1920 ; ten years with 
Ideal Films, then joined RKO-Radio ; 
appointed shorts sales manager, 1936. 
Addresses: ( )ffice : Film House, Wardour Street, 
W.i. Tel.: Gerrard 4314. Private: 48, 
Xorthways College Crescent, N.W.3. Tel. : 
Primrose 2444. 

MARSHALL, MARGARET, director of publicity, 
Two Cities Films, Ltd. ; b. Scotland ; 
daughter of James Grant Marshall, joint 
managing director, London News Agency ; 
married Bill Batchelor, pictorial publicist, 
Production Facilities (Films), Ltd. ; joined 
industry 1924 ; later publicity manager, G.-B. 
Distributors ; resigned to join Twickenham 
Films ; special publicity for Herbert Wilcox, 
! y3 D -37- Address : 15, Hanover Square, W.i. 
Tel. : Mayfair 1227. Private: Tel. : Mill Hill 
4426. 

MASON, HAL, general manager and production 
supervisor, Ealing Studios; b. 191 1, 
Philadelphia, U.S.A. ; entered industry as 
third assistant director, 1933 ; first assistant 
director and unit manager, 1935-39 ; joined 
Ealing, 1940 ; studio manager, 1942. Addresses: 
Office, Ealing Studios, Ealing Green, W.5. 
Tel. : Ealing 6761. Private : 86, Cleveland 
Road, Ealing, W.13. Tel. : Perivale 6557. 

MASTERMAN, HORACE, general manager, 
Pioneer, Dewsbury ; booking manager, 
Jubilee, Scunthorpe ; member Leeds branch 
C.E.A. committee ; chairman, Leeds 
managers' section ; b. 1895 ; delegate to 
General Council, 1944-45. Address : Pioneer, 
Dewsbury. Tel. : 1206. Private : Tel. : 1640. 



MATHES, C. A., exhibitor ; entered industry 
1912, and has been an active exhibitor since 
that date ; chairman of London and Home 
Counties branch, C.E.A., 1931 and 1945 ; 
delegate to the General Council and a member 
of various committees. Address : 55, Stock- 
leigh Hall, Prince Albert Road, N.W.8. 

MATHIESON, MUIR, musical director for 
J. Arthur Rank Organisation productions ; 
b. 191 1, Stirling, Scotland ; entered indus- 
try as assistant musical director Alexander 
Korda ; musical director, 1934 ; during war 
musical director to Crown Film Unit, Army, 
Navy, and R.A.F. film units, and producer of 
documentary films. Address : Denham Film 
Studios, Denham, Middlesex. Tel. : Denham 
^345- 

MAY, H. G., general manager, A. W. Rogers' 
Circuit ; member Birmingham branch C.E.A. 
committee ; b. 1901, Birmingham ; entered 
trade, 1920 ; joined A. W. Rogers, 1928. 
Address : Carlton, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, 
12. Tel. : Calthorpe 0861. 

MAYER, BERNARD L., general manager, 
Palladium and Savoy Cinemas (Southampton), 
Ltd. ; member Hampshire and East Dorset 
branch C.E.A. committee ; b. 1894, 
Bristol. Addresses : Office, Palladium, South- 
ampton. Tel. : 74712. Private : 5, Portswood 
Mansions, Grosvenor Road, Portswood, 
Southampton. 

McAREE, W. J., booking manager, Bedford 
Cinemas, Ltd., Liverpool ; member North- 
Western branch C.E.A. committee ; b. 
1900, Liverpool ; entered industry, 1920. 
Addresses : Office, Plaza, Birkenhead. Tel. : 
4056. Private : " Brian Hey," 137, Alder 
Road, Liverpool 12. Tel. : Stoneycroft 1552. 

MCCRACKEN, JOHN J., managing director and 
secretary, Jackson's Amusements, Ltd., and 
associated companies ; b. 1888 ; ed. Work- 
ington Science and Art School ; accountant 
with the Union Bank of Canada ; joined 
Jackson's Amusements, Ltd., Rochdale, as 
secretary ; immediate past-chairman of 
S. and E. Lanes, branch C.E.A., and delegate 
to General Council. Address : " Shawlands," 
Manchester Road, Rochdale. Tel. : 2360. 

Mcdonald, james harold, f.s.a.a., 

F.C.C.S., secretary, Associated British Picture 
Corporation, Ltd. ; Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd. ; ed. Breadalbane Academy, 
Aberfeldy ; formerly senior partner firm 
Win. H. Jack & Co., incorporated 
accountants. Address : 10-31, Golden Square, 
W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 7887. 

McGUIRE, J., manager, Astoria, Corstorphine, 
Edinburgh ; member Scottish branch C.E.A. 
committee ; chairman East Scotland man- 
agers' section ; b. 1899, Edinburgh; 
entered industry, 1914 ; member executive 
committee S.C.T.B.F. Address : Astoria, 
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MclNTOSH, MINNIE F., proprietress, Princess 
Theatre, Dundee ; secretary, Dundee and 
District section C.E.A. ; b. 1901, Dundee ; 
entered industry n>i7 ; member Scottish 
branch C.E.A. committee since 1932 ; delegate 
to General Council since 1937 ; vice-chairman 
branch, 1941, chairman, 1942. Address : 
P.incess Theatre, Hawkhill, Dundee. Tel. : 
67210. 

MCLAUGHLIN, ROBERT, director, general and 
booking manager, Caley, P.H., Co., director 
Cinema Properties, Ltd.; Cinema Holdings 
(Kirkcaldy), Ltd. ; Inveresk Cinema Co., Ltd. ; 
East Fife Cinema Co., Ltd. ; Kaith Cinema 
Co., Ltd. ; Granton Cinema Co., Ltd. ; Thorn- 
liebank Cinema Co., Ltd. ; Sighthill Cinema 
Co., Ltd. ; secretary Leith Cinema Co., Ltd. ; 
director and secretary, Kinnear Morison, Ltd. ; 
b. 1808 ; entered industry, 1923 ; chair- 
man Scottish branch C.E.A., 1934. Addresses : 
Office, 5, Coates Place, Edinburgh. Tel. : 
27361. Private : 8, Abercorn Crescent, 
Edinburgh. Tel. : 75716. 

McPHERSON, J. R., joint managing director, 
National Screen Service, Ltd. ; b. 1903, 
Chicago, Illinois ; joined National Screen 
Service, 1921 ; branch manager, 1926-31 ; 
mid- Western Division manager, 1931-36 ; 
special Head Office representative, 1936-40 ; 
assistant to vice-president, 1940-42 ; 
executive assistant to president, Herman 
Robbins, 1942-45. Addresses : Office, 

Wallace House, 113-117, Wardour Street, 
W.i. Tel.: Gerrard 4851-5. Private: 1, 
Baker's Mews, London. Tel. : Welbeck 8535. 

MCPHERSON, MERVYN, director of press 
relations, M.-G.-M. ; b. 1892 ; ed. Clifton 
College ; journalist in London and New 
York ; entered industry as publicity directr r 
for " Way Down East," " Orphans of the 
Storm " and other D. W. Griffith films ; 
engaged by Marcus Loew in 1922 to publicise 
" Four HorsBmen " ; thereafter attached to 
M.-G.-M. first at Tivoli, subsequently at 
Empire. Address : Empire Theatre, Leicester 
Square, W.C.i. Tel. : Gerrard 1234 ; 7178. 

MEARS, COUN. HARRY P. E., O.B.E. ; 
exhibitor; b. 1891, Lewes, Sussex; 
entered industry, 1909 ; first war-time 
president C.E.A. ; chairman Bournemouth 
section, and Hants, and East Dorset delegate 
to the General Council. Addresses : Office, 
303, Wimborne Road, Bournemouth. Tel. : 
Winton 790. Private : Woolsbridge, West 
Moors, Dorset. Tel. : Verwood 238. 

MERRELLS, T. E., exhibitor; member South 
Wales branch C.E.A. committee ; b. 1894, 
Swansea ; proprietor Mumbles Cinemas, Ltd. ; 
chairman National Dock Labour Corporation. 
Addresses : Office, Tivoli, Mumbles, Swansea. 
Tel. : 6188. Private : 19, Kenilworth House, 
Castle Court, Cardiff. Tel. : 6718. 

METCALFE, CHAS. P., managing director, n.id- 
Yorkshire Entertainments, Ltd. ; North- 
Eastern Entertainments, Ltd. ; Harrogate 
Theatre Co., Ltd., Regal (West Hartlepool), 
Ltd., and European Theatres, Ltd. ; b. 
1883, West Hartlepool ; entered trade, 1909 ; 
president C.E.A., 1937, and past-chairman 
Leeds C.E.A. branch member Board of 



Trade Advisory Committee. Addresses 
Office, 58, Street Lane, Leeds, 8. Tel. : 64352. 
Private : 16, Lidgett Park Road, Roundhay 
Leeds. Tel. : 61631. 

MILDER, MAX, managing director, Warner 
Bros. Pictures, Ltd. ; Associated British 
Pictures Corp., Ltd. ; Associated -with trade 
for 34 years ; 16 in England. Address : 
Warner House, Wardour Street, W.I. Tel. : 
Gerrard 5600. 

MILLAR, HAROLD B., managing director 
Rollins Theatres, Ltd. ; Civilian Films 
Adviser Allied Commission for Austria ; b. 
1902 ; engineer, late proprietor of Princes 
l inema, Brighton ; pioneer exhibitor of 
Continental and unusual films ; past vice- 
chairman C.E.A. Sussex branch. Address : 
7, Tongdean Avenue, Hove 4. Tel. : Preston 
4206. 

MILLER, WILLIAM, general manager Ogden 
Circuit ; director Cinemas (Manchester), Ltd. ; 
Picture House (Oldham), 1927, Ltd. ; Warston 
Pictures, Ltd. ; b. 1906, Manchester ; 
joined Ogden Circuit as accountant, 1933 ; 
promoted general manager, 1944 ; member 
Manchester and Salford C.E.A. committee ; 
member Council, Society of Cinematurians. 
Addresses : Office, 196, Deansgate, Man- 
chester 3. Tel. : Blackfriars 7445. Private : 
28, Leinster Road, Swinton, Manchester. 
Tel. : Swinton 2361. 

MILL£, REGINALD C, film editor, Archer's 
Film Productions, Ltd. ; b. 1912, London ; 
entered industry, 1934 ; assistant cutter to 
David Lean, 1935 - 39 ; British National, 
1940 ; latest noctures, " A Matter of Life and 
Death," "Black Narcissus." Addresses: 
Office, Indep?ndent Producers, Ltd., Denham 
Studios, Denham, Middlesex. Tel. : Denham 
2345. Private : 1, Selwood Terrace, S.W.7. 

MILLS, STANLEY C, supervisor, Kent and 
Sussex area, A. B.C. ; member Sussex 
branch C.E.A. committee ; delegate to 
General Council; b. 1896, London; 
entered trade as kinema musician, 1819 ; 
manager, 1929-43 ; appointed London area 
supervisor, A. B.C., 194.3. Address : Astoria, 
Brighton. Tel. : 5328. 

MILSOM, PERCY J., general manager, Isle of 
Wight Theatres, Ltd. ; b. 1902 ; son of 
P. B. Milsom, first kinema proprietor in 
I.-o-W. ; entered industry as projectionist ; 
assisted late Arthur Hill in building circuit 
now known as the I.-o-W. Theatres, Ltd. ; 
supervisor and booking manager, 1934 ; 
general manager, 1936 ; chairman of Ports- 
mouth and I.-o-W. branch C.E.A., 1943. 
Addresses : Office : Theatre Royal, Ryde. 
Tel.: Ryde 2387. Private: " Somerhill," 
Mayfield Road, Ryde. 

MINNEY, R. J., producer, Premier Productions 
b. 1895, Calcutta ; ed. King's College, London 
started script writing 1934 ; " Clive of India, 
"Dear Octopus," "Women of France," and 
collaborated in others ; producer 1943 ; 
"Madonna of the Seven Moons," "A Place 
of One's Own," "The Wicked Lady," and 
" The Magic Bow." Address : 27, Princes 
Gate, London, S.W. Tel. : Kensington 2491. 



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WINTER, J. G., F.L.A.A., managing director, 
Renown Pictures Corpn., Ltd. ; b. 1911 ; 
educated, London University. Entered 
business in 1938 as receiver for Independent 
Film Distributors, Ltd. ; associated with 
Renown Pictures Corpn., Ltd., since its incep- 
tion. Address : ma, Wardour Street, W.i. 
Tel. : Gerard 4403. 

MITCHELL, EDGAR, Birmingham Circuit 
Controller G.-B. Picture Corporation ; mem- 
ber Birmingham branch C.E.A. committee ; 
b. 1894, Bradford ; vice-chairman Man- 
chester branch C.E.A., 1924-27. Addresses : 
Office, West End Cinema, Birmingham. 
Tel. : Midland 0022. Private : 83, Hagley 
Road, Edgbaston, Birmingham. Tel. : 

Edgbaston 0662. 

MITCHENER, H. H. C, FLA. A. secretary, 
Hampshire and East Dorset branch C.E.A. ; 
in practice as certified accountant since 1919, 
and has been secretary and accountant to 
numerous kinemas. Addresses : Office, 2, 
Carlton Crescent, Southampton. Tel. : 2179. 
Private: 1, Fenilea Gardens, Bassett, South- 
ampton. Tel. : Bassett 68584. 

MONTGOMERY, JOHN, publicist; educated 
Brighton College ; joined Sound City 1933 ; 
Jack Payne 1936 ; Louis Levy and variety, 
Radiolympia, 1939 ; formed own publicity 
organisation 1946. Address : Independent 
Publicity Services, Studio House, 12, Soho 
Square, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 7184. 

MORGAN, A. trustee, Blaenavon Workmen's 
Institute and Hall ; member, S. Wales branch 
C.E.A. committee ; b. 1880, Blaenavon, Mon. ; 
chairman, S. Wales branch C.E.A. 1943. 
Address : u, Lower Wann Street, Blaenavon, 
Mon. 

MORGAN, JOSEPH, secretary-manager, Work- 
man's Hall, Gilfoch Goch, Tonyrefail ; mem- 
ber, S. Wales branch C.E.A. committee ; 
past-chairman of branch. Address : Work- 
man's Hall, Gilfoch Goch. Tel. : 14. 

MORRIS, E. C, general manager, Scala, Notting- 
ham ; treasurer and member, committee 
Notts, and Derby Branch C.E.A. ; entered 
industry 1909 ; renting ; exhibiting ; patentee 
of Morris Dividing Kinema Screen. Addresses: 
Office, Scala, Nottingham. Tel. : 3633. Private: 
264, Westdale Lane, Nottingham. 

MORRIS, W. SOUTHAN, managing director, 
S.M. Super Cinemas, Ltd., and associated 
companies ; entered trade 1913. Address : 
Morris House, 1-5, lennvn Street, London, 
S.W.i. Tel. : Whitehall $242. 

MORRISON, FRED. W., exhibitor ; member, 
Northern Branch C.E.A., committee ; delegate 
to General Council ; b. 1873 ; one of original 
founders of Exhibitor's Association formed in 
Newc istle in early days of industry ; repre- 
sented district at Birmingham conference 
which gave birth to C.E.A. ; member C.T.B.F. 
Council. Address : " Greenbank," Dunston 
Bank, Dunston-on-Tyne, Gateshead, 11. Tel. : 
Dunston 84320. 

MORRISON, T. J., scenario editor, A.B.P.C, 
Ltd. ; b. 1906, Glasgow; joined B.I. P. Elstree, 
1 93 1 ; subsequently scenarist, Warner Brothers, 
Gainsborough, Grafton Films, Holyrood 
Films ; A.B.P.C. 1944. Addresses : Office 



Colquhoun House, Broadwick Street, W.i 
Tel. : Gerrard 8646. Private : 244, Finchley 
Road, N.W.3. Tel. : Hampstead 7747. 

MORTON, M. C, assistant sales manager United 
Artists ; b. 1900, London ; entered trade 1919, 
with Ruffels Bioscope, as salesman ; opened 
Cardiff branch Universal Pictures : six years 
with Gfaham-Wilcox Productions ; formed own 
renting company, Morton Lever & Co., Ltd. ; 
five years London branch manager Radio 
Pictures, then general sales manager of 
Twickenham Film Distributors, Ltd. 
Address : 400, Endsleigh Court, W.C.i. Tel. : 
Euston 4994. 

MOSS, A. S., company director ; b. 1893 ; 
formerly manager, supervisor, area super- 
intendent, assistant theatre controller for 
G.-B. and P.C.T. Kinema ; contnx.er for Moss 
Empires ; eventually chief supervisor and 
general manager to A. B.C. and associated 
companies, resigned 1942 ; recently joint 
managing director Argo Film Distributors, 
Ltd. 

MOUNTAIN, LIEUT.-COL. BRIAN, director and 
general manager Eagle Star Insurance Co., 
Ltd. ; director Odeon Theatres, Ltd., and 
following subsidiaries : Entertainments and 
General Investments Corp., Ltd., Odeon 
F r eeholds and G r ound Rents, Ltd., Odeon 
Properties, Ltd. ; b. 1899, London. Address : 
Office, 1, Threadneedle Street, E.C.2. Tel. : 
London Wall 1212. Private : Shawford Park, 
nr. Winchester. Tel. : Twyford, Hants. 2289. 

MURRAY, JAMES GRAHAM, writer-director 
Verity Films, Ltd. ; managing director 
Graham-Murry, Ltd. ; b. 1908 ; educated St. 
Peter's Court and Radley ; entered industry 
,1- advertising copy- writer, Wellington, New 
Zealand ; made first film in 1928 ; later made 
films for (Queensland Government ; now 
specialising in scientific films and colour 
processes. Address : Guild House, Upper St. 
Martin's Lane, London, W.C.2. Tei. : Temple 
Bar 5420. 

MUSK, CECIL, associated producer Film 
Producers Guild ; educated Aske's, City of 
London School, Dulwich College ; joined 
P.D.C. and Riverside Studios 1933 ; scenarist 
Western Electric and assistant supervisor of 
film production 1934 ; visited Holywood T936 ; 
Merton Park Studios film director 1937 ; 
general production manager 1938 ; appointed 
producer 1940. Addresses: Office : Guild House, 
Upper St. Martin's Lane, London, W.C.2. 
Tel. : Temple Bar 5420. Private : Musk 
Cottage, Seven Hills Road, Cobham, Surrey. 
Tel. : Cobham 2617. 

MYERS, JOHN B., director of publicity and 
advertising, production Facilities (Films), 
Ltd. ; b., 1904 ; joined industry as publicity 
manager paramount British. 1930 ; later 
represented group of stais and directors ; 
joined London Films as publicity and advertis- 
ing director, 1932-39; formed own company, 
Arrow Publicity, Ltd., 1939, acting for various 
film and commercial companies. Address : 
Imperial House, Air Street, W. Tel.: Regent 
7151- 

MYERS, S. A., assistant managing director 
British Lion Film Corp., Ltd. ; b. 1896 ; 
joined Stoll Film Co. 1918 ; independent 



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renter Midlands 1926-27 ; joined British Lion 
1928 as general manager. Address : 76-78, 
Wardonr Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 2882. 

NEAGLE, ANNA, actress, formerly Marjorie 
Robertson. "Good Night, Vienna," "Little 
Damozel," " Bitter Sweet," " Nell Gwyn," 
" Peg of Old Drury," "Victoria the Great," 
"Sixty Glorious Years," '"Nurse Edith 
Cavell," " Irene," " Sunny," " No. No. 
Nanette," "They Flew Alone," "England, 
1941," " Yellow Canary," England, 1943, 
" I Live in Grosvenor Square," England, 1944. 
" Piccadilly Incident," 1946. Stage : " Peter 
Pan," " Rosalind," " As You Like It " ; Jane 
Austen's " Emma," 1944. 

NEAME, DEREK, writer and story executive ; 
b. 1915, Esher, Surrey. Appeared 1919 in 
" Peep Behind the Scenes" and other silent 
films ; joined camera staff, B.I.P., 1932 ; 
wrote scripts 1934-7, "Special Edition," 
original screenplay ; ' ' Lilac Domino," " A Star 
from Heaven," " Once in a Million," covered 
French story publications for Gainsborough 
in Paris, 1937-9 ; film rights' negotiator and 
story adviser for Scenario Institute and 
P.F. (F) Ltd., 1942-6 ; writer Independent 
Producers, Ltd., 1946-7. Addresses : Office, 
Pinewood Studios. Tel. : Iver 700, Private ; 
3, Rathbone Place, London, W.I. Tel. : 
Museum 71 18. 

NEAME, RONALD, producer-director; Director, 
Independent Producers, Ltd. ; b. 191 1, 
London ; entered industry 1928 as camera 
assistant ; lighting cameraman 1934 ; 
appointed jointly in charge of all Noel 
Coward-Two Cities Productions, 1942 ; visited 
Hollywood 1944 ; producer on Cineguild's 
"Great Expectations" ; director "Take My 
Life." Addresses: Office: Cineguild Ltd., 
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Bucks. Tel. : 
Iver 700. Private : Somerhill, Chalfont St. 
Peter, Bucks. Tel. : Chalfont St. Giles 347. 

NEIL, JAMES, A.R.P.S., M.B.K.S. ; journalist 
photographer ; b. 1904, Kilmarnock ; sub- 
standard specialist ; has served on Ilford, 
Ltd., panel of lecturers and with M. of I. 
Films Division ; member Institute of British 
Photographers ; S.M.P.E., B.S.R.A., and 
F.R.S.A. Address : 17, Merryton Avenue, 
Giffnock, Glasgow. 

NEWBOULD, ALFRED ERNEST, director 
Associated Provincial Picture Houses, Ltd. 
Albany Ward Theatres, Ltd. ; chairman and 
managing director Painter Newbould & Co., 
Ltd. ; b. 1873 ; educated Burton Grammar 
School; president of the C.E.A., 1914-1920; 
1919-22 M.P. for the West Leyton division of 
Essex. Address : 52, Hayrr.arket, S.W.i. 

NEWTON, FLORA, film editor, Herbert Wilcox 
Productions ; b. 1913 ; entered industry 1928 ; 
edited " Living Dangerously" ; later super- 
vising editor A.B.P.C. ; films include " Quiet 
Week-end," "Night Boat to Dublin," 
" Piccadilly Incident," " Courtneys of Curzon 
Street." Address : 10, Greenwav, Totteridgc, 
N.20 ; Tel. : Hillside 2286. 

NlRVA, DORA, chairman and producer, Athene 
Film Productions, Ltd. ; director, Swift Rifle 
Co., Ltd. ; S.T.A.W. ; Bakanowski Cor- 
poration, Ltd. ; entered Trade 1930 with 
Gainsborough and G.B. as script girl ; later 
production manager; English supervisor to 



A.C.I., Rome, Italy, 1935 ; production 
manager and script writer, British National, 
Ir )35 ; production manager for Toeplitz 
Productions, Ltd., 1936 ; producer and script 
writer, British National Films, Ltd., 1936-37. 
Addresses : 5, Burton House, 72, Notting 
Hill Gate, W.n ; and 29, Palace Gate, W.8 ; 
Tel. : Bayswater 5080 and Western 1959, 
3019. 

NOLBANDOV, SERGEI, producer, J. Arthur Rank 
organisation's " This Modern Age " ; producer 
film director, writer ; formerly with London 
Film Productions ; Associated Sound Film 
Industries ; British Sound Finn Productions ; 
Gloria Swanson British Productions ; Warner 
Criterion, British Cine Alliance and Ealing 
Films, Ltd. ; graduate in Law, Moscow 
University; production manager, "Amateur 
Gentleman " ; co-author of " Fire Over 
England," "Four Just Men," " Buhet in the 
Ballet," co-author and associate producer, 
"There Ain't No Justice," "Proud Valley," 
and "Convoy," co-author and director, 
" Ships with Wings." Co-author and director, 
" Undercover " ; in charge of film production 
for liberated countries, Films Division, M. of I., 
1945. Address : n, St. Edmunds Court, 
Regent's Park ; Tel. : Primrose 138T. 

NORMAN, LESLIE A., film editor, Ealing 
Studios ; b. 1911, London ; formerly with 
Deforest Phonofilms ; B.S.P. ; Warner ; 
directed "Too Dangerous to Live" ; edited 
"The Overlanders," "Nicholas Nickleby," 
"Frieda." Address : Office, Ealing Studios, 
Ealing Green, W.5. Tel. : Ealing 6761. 
Private : 16, Green Court, Green Lane, 
Edgware, Middlesex. Tel. : Edgware 1565. 

O'BRIEN, TOM, M.P., general secretary of 
N.A.T.K.E. and member of the T.U.C. General 
Council ; trade unionist for 27 years ; joined 
present union in 1919 ; became district 
organiser for South Wales and the West of 
England in 1921, and national organiser in 
1924 ; in 1932 was elected general secretary ; 
elected to General Council, T.U.C, 1940 ; 
serves on the Council's Organising Committee, 
Trades Councils Joint Consultative Committee; 
Rationing and Prices Committee ; Scientific 
Committee ; Non-Manual Workers' Advisor)' 
Committee, and represents the Council on the 
Workers 1 Film Association of which he is a 
past-president ; member of the Cinematograph 
Films Council, President of the Federation of 
Theatre Unions, and president of the Film 
Industry Employees' Council ; elected Labour 
M.P. for West Division, City of Nottingham. 
Address : Russell House, 71, South End Road, 
N.W.3. Tel. : Hampstead 7671. 

O'CONNOR, PAT, overseas publicity editor, 
Ealing Studios ; b. 1897 ; joined Associated 
Newspapers, 1911; Weekly Dispatch, 1919-22; 
Theatrical Publicity, 1922-23 ; Paramount Film 
Service, 1923-40 ; as director of publicity and 
advertising, Warner Bros., 1941 ; manager, 
Warner Theatre, Leicester Square, 1943. 
Address : Ealing Studios, Ealing Green, W.5. 
Tel. : Ealing 6761. 

ORAM, EDWIN, engineer ; joined Taylor, 
Taylor & Hobson, Ltd., 1918 ; Ross, Ltd., 
1946 ; hon. secretary of the B.K.S., and 
member of council ; chairman of the Cinema- 
tograph Industry Committee of the B.S.I. 
Address : 51, Lawrence Gardens, Mill Hill, 
N.W.7. Tel. : Mill Hill 2265 and Macaulay 
2472. 



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ORTON, WALLACE, associate producer and 
casting director, British National Films, Ltd. ; 
b. 1888, Carshalton, Surrey. Address : 123, 
Wardour Street, VV.i. Tel. : Gerrard 3202. 

OSBISTON, ALAN, film editor, Gainsborough 
Pictures ; b. 1914, Sydney, Australia ; 
formerly supervising editor, M. of I. European 
Films division ; Crown Film Unit ; latest 
films " The Laughing Lady " ; "The Up- 
turned Glass." Addresses: Office: Lime 
Grove Studios, Shepherds Bush, W.12 ; 
Tel.: Shepherds Bush 1210 ; Private: ri6, 
Winchester Road, N.W.3. ; Tel. : Primose 
3301. 

OSBORNE, A. W., b. 1882 ; formerly 
accountant ; entered industry 1922, as director 
and secretary, George Clark Pictures, Ltd. ; 
sold Beaconsfield Studio on behalf of George 
Clark to British Lion Film Corporation, Ltd., 
IQ27 and carried on as General Manager 
(Studio) ; during war period business manager 
at Pinewood Studios for the M. of I. Address : 
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Bucks. ; 
Tel. : Iver 700. 

OSTRER, ISIDORE, director, Lothbury Invest- 
ment Corporation, Ltd. ; up to 1941 chairman 
of Gaumont-British Picture Corporation, Ltd. 
Address : 150, Wardour Street, W.i. ; Tel. : 
Gerrard 9292. 

OSTRER, MARK, joint managing director, 
Gaumont-British Picture Corporation, Ltd., 
and Gaumont-British Distributors, Ltd. ; 
originally a merchant banker ; with his 
brothers, Isidore and Maurice, took financial 
interest in Gaumont Co., Ltd., 1922 ; active 
in formation of G.B. Picture Corporation, 
Ltd. ; also joint managing director of P.C.T., 
Ltd., Denman Picture Houses, Ltd., General 
Theatres Corporation, Ltd., director of Moss 
Empires, Ltd. Address : New Gallery 
House, 123, Regent Street, W.i ; Tel. : 
Regent 8080. 

OSTRER, MAURICE, executive producer, 
Premier Productions, Ltd. ; b. 1896 ; with 
brothers, Isidore and Mark, became financially 
identified with Gaumont Co., Ltd. in 1922 ; 
subsequently, chairman of Bush Radio Ltd. ; 
and director of G-B. Picture Corporation Ltd., 
P.C.T. Ltd., General Theatre Corporation 
Ltd. Address : 27, Princes Gate, London, 
S.W. ; Tel. : Kensington 2491. 

OULD, ROGER F., B.A. (Oxon) ; casting 
director, Ealing Studios Ltd. ; b. 1890, 
Chester ; barrister at-law ; formerly with 
Basil Dean ; general manager Link House 
Publications ; casting director, A.T.P., 1928- 
34 ; joint managing director, Parsons Fletcher 
& Co., 1934-41. Address : Ealing Studios 
Ltd., Ealing Green London, W.5 ; Tel. : 
Ealing 6761. 

PAGE, W., general manager, I. B. Milne 
Theatres; member Scottish branch C.E.A., 

Committee; b. 1847, Leven, Fifeshire ;' 
entered Trade, 1920; joined Milne Theatres, 
1939 ; past-chairman, Dundee section, C.E.A. 
Addresses : Office : Bannerman House, 27, 

South Tay Street. Dundee. Tel.: 4019. 
Private: 19, Mains Drive, Dundee. Tel. • 
8r9 3 6. 

PALLOS, STEVEN, director, Pendennis Pictures 
Corp., Ltd.; b, 1902, Budapest, Hungary; 



entered production and distribution in 
France ; partnership with Korda, 1929 ; later 
formed London Film Prods. Independent 
producer since 1946. Films: "Teheran," 
"Call of the Blood." 

PAREEZER, REGINALD : managing director, 
Theatre De Luxe (Norwich), Ltd. ; member, 
Eastern Counties Branch C.E.A. Committee ; 
b. 1890, Blackpool ; twenty years in theatrical 
profession ; acquired control Theatre De Luxe 
on advent of sound. Addresses : Office, 
Theatre De Luxe, St. Andrews, Norwich ; 
Tel.: 25892; Private: 11, Richmond Court, 
Thorpe, Norwich. Tel. : 33975. 

PARKER, E. 0., circuit supervisor, Cornwall 
Circuit, Ltd. ; member, Devon and Cornwall 
Branch C.E.A. Committee ; b. 1894, Tun- 
bridge Wells, Kent ; formerly musical direc- 
tor ; supervisor, Sound and Movement 
Cinemas. Address: Kings, Cambourne. Tel.: 
226911. 

PARKHOUSE, C. T., studio -controller ; chief 
sound engineer, Kay's Carlton Hill Film 
Studios ; b. Norwich, Norfolk ; entered 
Industry, 1922. Addresses : Office, 72A 
Carlton Hill, N.W.8. Tel. : Maida Vale 1141. 
Private : 6, Farm Leigh, Southgate. Tel. : 
Palmers Green 6761. 

PARKINSON, R. NORMAN, chairman and man- 
aging director, Henrion Carbons, Ltd. ; b. 
1898, Melbourne, Australia ; associated with 
industry since arrival in England, 1928 ; 
joined Henrion Carbons, Ltd., as sales manager 
appointed managing director, 1935 ; chair- 
man and managing director, 1936. Address : 
Dean House, Dean Street, London, W.i. 
Tel. : Gerrard 5748. 

PASCOE, H. D., proprietor, Picturedrome, 
Cinema-de-Luxe, Northampton ; vice-chair- 
man, Southern Midlands Branch C.E.A., 
1946-7 ; b. 1894, New Zealand ; entered 
Trade, 1922. Address : Office, 55, Abingdon 
Street, Northampton. Tel. : 4741. Private : 
" Penbryn," Greenway, Weston Fowell, 
Northampton. 

PATTINSON, J., director of sales, 20th Century- 
Fox Film Co., Ltd. ; b. 1899, London ; 
entered Industry, 1919, as salesman, with 
Famous Films, Ltd. ; subsequently manager, 
South Yorkshire Goldwyn, Ltd. ; manager, 
Birmingham F.B.O., Ltd. ; joined Fox, 1931 ; 
manager, Birmingham branch ; appointed 
assistant sales manager, 1937. Addresses : 
Office, 31, Soho Square, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 
7766. Private: Cumberland Hotel, W.i. 
Tel. : Ambassador 1234. 

PAULEY, A. J., chief engineer, D. and P. Studios, 
Ltd. ; b. 1902, London ; formerly on Hydro- 
Electric. Power Development, in Canada ; 
engaged on building Denham Studios, 1935 ; 
later assistant chief engineer. Addresses : 
Office, Denham Studios, Denham, Middlesex. 
Tel.: Denham 2345. Private: " Muskoka," / 
Tudor Gardens, Denham. Tel. : Denham 
2464. 

PEEL, ARTHUR, managing director, Victory 
Theatre, Ltd. ; entered Trade, 1909; founded 
Queens Cinena Co., Nelson, 1913 ; New City 
Film Co., Manchester, 1916 ; chairman, Man- 
chester C.E.A. branch, 1938-39. Addresses : 
Office, Princes Theatre, Edgar Street, Accring- 
ton. Tel.: 2701. Private: Barlevdale, 
Higherford, Nelson, Tel.: m. 



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PEIRCE, DOUGLAS V. : production manager, 
Gainsborough Pictures (1928), Ltd. ; b. 1901, 
Charlton, Kent ; associated with theatre, 
1918-34 ; joined G.-B., 1934 ; first assistant 
director, 1 94 1. Address: Lime Grove Studios, 
Shepherd's Bush, W.12. Tel. : Shepherd's 
Bush 1210. 

PELLY, E. P., chairman and joint managing 
director, Film Producers Guild, Ltd. ; chair- 
man of Verity Films, Ltd., Merton Park 
Studios, Ltd. ; Greenpark Productions, Ltd. ; 
Publicity Films, Ltd. ; managing director, 
Sound-Services, Ltd. ; entered industry with 
introduction of sound ; formerly director 
Western Electric. Address : Guild House, 
Upper St. Martin's Lane, W.C.2. Tel. : 
Temple Bar 5420. 

PEMBER, W. L., founded the C.M.A., with A. 
Higham-Cowen and T. O'Brien, in 1942. 
Drafted the " National Charter for Cinema 
Managers," and the Constitution of the 
CM. A. ; manager, Regal, Staines ; b. Mon- 
mouthshire ; ed. Pontywaun ; entered busi- 
ness as artist and copy-writer to Castleton 
Knight, 1924 ; joined Rex Publicity Service, 
1930 ; studio manager, Art Display Service, 
1933 ; joined A. B.C., 1935. Addresses : Regal, 
Staines. Tel. : 3316. Private : The Cabin, 
White Hill, Marlow, Bucks. 

PENDLETON, JOHN W., director, Denham 
Laboratories, Ltd. ; Coouibe Productions, 
Ltd. Addresses : Office, Denham, near 
Uxbridge. Tel. : Denham 2323. Private : 
Berks Hill, Chorley Wood. Tel. : Chorley 
Wood 399. 

PENNY, ARTHUR GORDON, F.I.E.S., manager, 
lOsram Technical Department, G.E.C.; b. 1907; 
London ; formerly G.E.C. Research Labora- 
tories, Wembley, 1928 ; assistant, Osram 
Lamp Technical Department, 1930 ; chief 
assistant, 1932 ; manager, 1942. Addresses : 
Office, Magnet House, Kingsway, W.C.2. Tel.: 
Temple Bar 8000. Private : Wayside, Haw- 
bridge, Nr. Chesham, Bucks. 

PEREIRA, ARTHUR, F.R.P.S., F.R.G.S. ; 

entered industry, 1908 ; invented machinery, 
processes, for Kinora, Ltd. ; later joined 
filming expeditions, Africa and India (Angola, 
Timbuktu, Everest 1924, Hyderabad 1930) ; 
made Far East demonstration film for Dufay- 
colour ; lecturer at Regent Street Polytechnic; 
war years photographic research laboratory at 
aircraft works ; now compiling textbook on 
substandard cinematography. Address : Royal 
Photographic Society, 16, Princes Gate, Ken- 
sington, S.W.7. Tel. : Kensington 3334. 

PERKINS, JAMES E., chairman and managing 
director, Paramount Film Service, Ltd. ; 
b. 1898, Los Angeles ; formerly manager, Far 
Eastern Division, Paramount. Address : 162, 
Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 7700. 

PERTWEE, M., author, playwright, scenarist ; 
b. 1916, London ; formerly Gainsborough ; 
now Ealing Studios ; wrote in collaboration 
with Guy Beauchamp, stage piay, " Death on 
the Table." Address : 21, Giiston Road, 
S.W.10. Tel. : Flax. 1527. 

PHILPOT, HAROLD T. A., managing director, 
Philpot Circuit ; associated with brother in 
firm of Philpot Bros., builders and contractors, 



Corporation Street, Coventry ; Address : 
Savoy, Radford Road, Coventry. Tel. 
Coventry 3374. 

PHOENIX, C, chairman, managing director and 
secretary, Phcenix Theatre (Sheffield), Ltd. ; 
member Sheffield branch C.E.A. Committee ; 
b. 1885, Sheffield ; entered trade, 1911. 
Addresses : Office : Phcenix, Hillsborough, 
Sheffield, 6. Tel. : Owlerton 43141. Private : 
25, Vainor Road, Hillsborough, Sheffield, 6. 

PICKLES, JAMES, director, Ritz P.H. (Sheffield), 
Ltd. ; Rex P.H. (Sheffield), Ltd. ; member 
Sheffield branch C.E.A. Committee. Address : 
Ritz, Parsons Cross, Sheffield. Tel. : 43663. 

PICKLES, WILLIAM, J. P., managing director, 
Buckfastleigh P.H. Co., Ltd. ; member Devon 
and Cornwall branch C.E.A. Committee ; 
b. 1870, Bradford, Yorks ; delegate to General 
Council C.E.A., for two years ; appointed 
County magistrate for Cornwall, 1926. 
Addresses : Office: Picture House, Buckfast- 
leigh, Devon. Private : Dart Bridge Hill, 
Buckfastleigh. 

PINCOMBE, ARNOLD J., general manager, G.B. 
Equipments, Ltd ; b. 1903 ; ed. Dulwich 
College ; joined G.B. Equipments on forma- 
tion, 1934 ; sales organiser, Education Divi- 
sion, 1936 ; equipment sales manager, 1938 ; 
appointed general manager, films and equip- 
ment, 1940. Address: Imperial House, 80-82, 
Regent Street, London, W.i. Tel. : 

POLLARD, JOSEPH, J. P., managing director of 
kinemas, Notts and Derby ; member of Notts 
and Derby branch C.E.A. committee ; dele- 
gate to General Council ; b. 1882, Bradford ; 
past-president C.E.A. ; member, Mansfield 
Town Council and rrayor, 1931-2. Addresses : 
Office, Bentinck Chambers, Market Hall, 
Mansfield. Tel. : 760. Private : Oak Lea, 
Atkins Lane, Mansfield. Tel. : 422. 

POOLE, JOHN REGINALD, managing director, 
Poole's Theatres, Ltd. ; governing director, 
Poole's Entertainments, Ltd. ; chairman and 
managing director, Poole's Roxy, Edinburgh, 
Ltd. ; b. 1882 ; eldest and sole surviving son 
of Charles William, one of the original Poole 
Bros., of Myriorama Fame ; entered the 
industry in 1898 ; member, Cinema Veterans ; 
convener of Captains Edinburgh High Con- 
stables, 1937 ; entered City Council, 1938 ; 
ejected a bailee of Town Council of Scotland's 
Capital City. Addresses : Office, Synod Hall, 
Castie Terrace, Edinburgh. Tel. : 21868. 
Private : Four Wavs, Colinton, Edinburgh. 
Tel.: 87437. 

POWELL, MICHAEL, director, Archers Film 
Prods., Ltd. ; b. 1905. Joined Rex Ingram, 
Nice, on " Mare Nostrum " ; stilis photo- 
grapher ; assistant director ; wrote and 
directed " The Edge of the World " ; joined 
Korda, 1938; directed " U-Boat 29"; co- 
directed "Thief of Bagdad," and "The Lion 
Has Wings," 1939 ; made " Contraband," and 
" Spy in Black," with Emeric Pressburger, 
1940, and " 49th Parallel" ; they formed own 
company, the Archers Film Prod., Ltd., since 
made " One of Our Aircraft is Missing," " The 
Silver Fleet," " The Life and Death of Colonel 
Blimp," "The Volunteer," "A Canterbury 
Tale," " I Know Where I'm Going," " Matter 
of Life and Death," " Black Narcissus." 
Address : 120, Dorset House, Gloucester 
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PRESBURY, S., F.R.Econ.S., F.S.A. ; governing 
director, S. Presbury and Co., Ltd. ; was 
chairman first film advertising association, the 
Screen Advertising Association of G.B. & I. ; 
vice-chairman Advertising and Industrial Film 
Association ; member, first Counci. of Adver- 
tising Association. Addresses : Office : 19, 
Charing Cross Road, W.C.2. Tel. : Whitehall 
3601. Private: Red Cottage, Cleveland Road, 
Worcester Park. 

PRESSBURGER, ARNOLD, producer, director; 
b. 1885 ; entered business 1909, in Austria ; 
founder, Sascha Film A.G. and Sascha Studios, 
Vienna ; started Cine-AUianz Film Co., Berlin, 
1925; produced "City of Song," at Asfi 
Studios, Wembley, 1930 and, later G.-B. 
English versions of "Tell me To-night," 
" Unfinished Symphony," " My Heart is 
Calling," etc.: founded British Cine Alliance 
in 1934 ; produced " Return of The Scarlet 
Pimpernel," London Film Productions ; 
founded CIPRA Paris, 1937 ; produced 
French version "Prison Without Bars": 
went to Hollywood, 1940 ; formed Arnold 
Productions ; made " Shanghai Gesture," 
" Hangmen also Die," " It Happened To- 
morrow," and " Scandal in Paris." 

PRESSBURGER, EMERIC, director, Archers 
Film Prods., Ltd. ; b. 1902, Hungary ; ed. 
Prague and Stuttgart Universities ; formerly 
journalist ; writer ; original " One Rainy 
Afternoon," 1936 ; screenplay " The. Chal- 
lenge," 1937; "The Spy in Black," 1938; 
" Contraband," 1939 ; joined Korda ; original 
screen play ",49th Parallel," 1940 ; adaptation 
" Atlantic Ferry " ; original screen plays "One 
of Our Aircraft is Missing," "Squadron 
Leader X," 1941 ; formed Archers Film Prods. 
with Michael Powell, 1942 ; made "The Life 
and Death of Colonel Blimp," "The Silver 
Fleet," "The Volunteer," "A Canterbury 
Tale," " I Know Where I'm Going," " A 
Matter of Life and Death," " Red Shoes." 
Address : 120, Dorset House, Gloucester Place, 
X.W.i. Tel.: Welbeck 1226. 

PRIDE, HERBERT CHARLES, M.B.E., F.R.S.A. 
M.I.E.S., governing director of F. H. Pride, 
Ltd., specialists in kinema lighting equipment. 
Joined firm founded by his father in 1897 ; 
invented many patents connected with lighting 
fitments. Address : 69-81, High Street, Clap- 
ham, S.W.4. Tel. : Macauiay 2281. 

PRIEST, L. F., director and general manager, 
Lothian Star Theatres, Ltd. ; member Scottish 
branch C.E.A. committee ; b. 1902 ; entered 
trade, 1929. Address : Regal, Bathgate, 
W. Lothian. Tel. : 315-6. 

PRINCE, MAURICE, governing director, Regal 

(Barnstaple), Ltd., Bideford Entertainments, 
Ltd., Palace Theatre (Bideford), Ltd. ; b. 
1899. London ; ed. City of London School and 
London ITniversity ; entered industry, 1922, 
with Ideal Films, Ltd. ; vice-chairman, Devon 
and Cornwall branch, C.E. A. , 1941 ; delegate to 
General Council, 1936-39, 1942 ; member, 
Films Council, South West. Addresses : Office, 
Regal, Theatre Lane, Barnstaple. Tel. : 2002 
Private : 65, Park Avenue, Oakland Park, 
Barnstaple. Tel. : 3148. 

PRIOR, FRED A., director, United Entertain- 
ments, Ltd., and associated companies ; Parade 
Cinema (Skegness), Ltd., and subsidiary com- 
panies ; The Midland Palais de Danse, Ltd., 



Albion Greyhounds, Ltd., and subsidiary com- 
panies ; John V. Hutton (1945), Ltd., and 
A. S. Toone & Sons, Ltd. Chairman of local 
board General Accident Fire & Life Assurance 
Corporation, Ltd. ; b. 1888 ; incorporated 
accountant ; partner, Prior & Palmer ; 
secretary of the Notts & Derby branch of the 
C.E. A., 1918-44 ; chairman, 1944-45 ; presi- 
dent, C.E. A., 1946-7. Addresses : Office, 
General Buildings, Bridlesmith Gate, Notting- 
ham. Tel. : 44584-6. Private : " Ralmar," 
Melton Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham. 
Tel.: 31584. 

PRIOR, RALPH F., F.C.A., secretary, Notts & 
Derby branch C.E.A. ; b. 1914, Nottingham ; 
ed. Rossall School ; partner, Prior & Palmer, 
Incorporated Accountants. Addresses : Office, 
General Buildings, Bridlesmith Gate, Notting- 
ham. Tel. : 44584. Private : 76, Priory 
Road, West Bridgford, Nottingham. Tel. 
84663. 

PRODGERS, W., supervisor, Devon and Corn- 
wall Area, A. B.C. ; member Devon and Corn- 
wall branch C.E.A. committee ; b. 1899, Man- 
chester ; joined Charles D. Allen, in the 
Jackson-Allen Cinemas, Ltd., and Midland 
Counties Circuit, Ltd, 1918 ; A. B.C., 1929 ; 
appointed Area Supervisor in covering Lines., 
Yorks., Durham and Northumberland, 1935 ; 
Devon and Cornwall Area, 1945 ; past chair- 
man, Leeds Branch C.E.A. Addresses : Office : 
Regal, Torquay. Tel. : 2173. Private : 
" Edgcote," Old Torwood Road, Torquav. 
Tel. : 4455. 

PROUD, PETER, production designer, Wessex 
Film Prods. ; b. 1913, Glasgow ; joined B.I. P., 
1928 ; G.-B., 1932 ; art director, Warner, 
Teddington, 1935-39 ; Independent Producers, 
Ltd., 1945. Addresses: Office: Pinewood 
Studios, Pinewood, Bucks. Tel. : Iver 700. 
Private : Dick Turpin's Cottage, Parkspring, 
Iver Heath. Tel. : Fulmer 39. 

PROVIS, GEORGE, supervising director, Gains- 
borough Picturesl(i928), Ltd. ; entered trade, 
Stoll Studios, 1924. Address : Lime Grove 
Studios, Shepherd's Bush, W.12. Tel. : 
Shepherd's Bush 1210. 

PULMAN, ROBERT R. E., F.B.K.S., S.M.P.E., 
M.I.E.S., projection engineer, G.-B. Picture 
Corp., Ltd. ; b. 1910, Ealing ; joined P.C.T., 
1926. Addresses : Office : Holborn Empire 
Offices, High Holborn, W.C. Tel. : Holborn 
5526. Private : 12A Brunswick Road, Sutton. 
Tel. : Vigilant 5667. 

PURCELL, HAROLD, M.A., Oxon, writer; 
dramatic consultant, Film Producers' Guild ; 
b. 1907 ; journalist, scenario-writer and play- 
wright ; author, " Lisbon Story," " The Rest 
is Silence"; part author "Full Swing," 
"Something in the Air," "Jenny Jones," 
" Under the Counter," " Here Come The 
Boys," "The Shephard Show." Address: 
Guild House, Upper St. Martin's Lane, W.C. 2. 
Tel. : Temple Bar 5420. 

PUSEY, FRED L., production designer, Produc- 
tion Facilities (Films), Ltd. ; Independent 
Producers, Ltd. ; b. 1909, London ; art 
director, British and Dominion Film Corpora- 
tion, 1930-33 ; London Film Productions, 
1934-38 ; Irving Ascher Productions, 1939. 
Addresses : Office ; 5, Upper Berkeley Street 



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W.I. Tel.: Paddiugton 0741. Private: 

2, Brunswick Gardens, W.I. Tel. : Bays- 
water 6707. 

QUINTON, HARRY, proprietor,' Palace and 
Broadway, Bexley Heath, Kent ; secretary, 
Kent Branch C.E.A., since 1934 ; b. 1879, 
Darenth ; chairman, Kent Branch, 1931. 
Addresses : Office : Palace, Bexley Heath, 
Kent. Tel. : 1999. Private : Haslemere, 
Warren Road, Bexley Heath. 

RADLEY, CHRISTOPHER A., F.R.G.S., manag 
ing director, Selwyn Film Services, Ltd. ; 
ed. Royal College of Science and University 
College, London. Joined Visual Education, 
Ltd., 1927, as film editor ; subsequently 
became manager ; founded Selwyn Film 
Services, 1938. Address : 19, Lexham Mews, 
W.8. Tel. : Western 4969. 

RAFER, R., managing director, Middlesex 
Cinemas, Ltd. ; member, L. & H.C. Branch 
C.E.A. Committee ; b. 1909, London. Ad- 
dresses : Office : 65a, Hoxton Street, London, 
N. 1. Tel. : Clerkenwell 7450. Private : 
6, Grove Hall Court, Hall Road, London, 
N.W.8. Tel. : Cunningham 1926. 

RANK, J. ARTHUR, D.L., J. P. Director, 
Joseph Rank, Ltd. ; chairman, J. Arthur 
Rank Organisation, Ltd. ; Odeon Theatres, 
Ltd. ; Gaumont British Picture Corporation, 
Ltd. ; D. and P. Studios, Ltd. ; General Film 
Distributors, Ltd. ; b. 1889. Addresses : 
" Heathfield," Reigate Heath, Surrey, and 
Sutton Manor, Sutton Scotney, Hampshire. 

RAWNSLEY, DAVID, director of Film Research, 
Production Facilities (Films), Ltd. ; b. 1909, 
Sevenoaks, Kent. Formerly director, Public 
Relations Films, Ltd., Common Ground, 
Ltd. ; production designer and art director of 
over 200 productions, including " In A'hich 
We Serve," " The Way Ahead," " 49th 
Parallel" and "I See a Dark Stranger." 
Addresses : Office : s;, Upper Berkeley Street, 
W.i. Tel.: Paddington 0741. Private: 

3, Selwood Terrace, S.W.7. Tel.: Kensington 
4770. 

RAYMOND, MATTHEW, assistant to the 
chairman and managing director, M-G-M 
British Studios, Ltd. ; b. 1902. ; ed. 
Archbishop Tenison Grammar School ; quali- 
fied as chartered accountant in 1926. Entered 
industry 1931 ; became secretary of M-G-M 
Pictures, Ltd., and the New Empire, Ltd. 
Addresses : Office: 1, Belgrave Place, S.W.i. 
Tel. : Sloane 0746. Private : 35, Cholmeley 
Park, Highgate Village. Tel. : Mountview 



RAYNER. LT.-COL. GORDON W. G., director, 
Ealing Studios, Ltd., A. T. P., Ltd., Ealing 
Distribution, Ltd., and British and Overseas 
Film Sales, Ltd. ; b. 1903, Huddersfield. 
Entered industry 1931 with the Ealing 
Group ; later company secretary to group. 
Commanded Army Kinematograph Sevice, 
1942-43. Address : Ealing Studios, Ealing 
Green, W. 5. Tel. : Ealing 6761. 

REDDIN, T. C., director of advertising and 
publicity for Paramount Film Service and 
British Paramount News ; director of all 
Paramount Theatres ; b. Ireland. Entered 
trade 1913. Joined Paramount when com- 
pany entered theatre field. Address : 162, 
Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 7700. 



REES, GEORGE, F.R.S.A., proprietor, Regent, 
Truro , managing director, Regent, High- 
bridge, and Rex, Bridgewater ; co-governing 
director, Regent, Kingswood, and Kingsway, 
Bristol ; director, Keynsham Cinema Co., Ltd ; 
b. 1885. Formerly with Tyler Apparatus 
Co., Ltd. ; managing director, Bristol Eurek 
Cinematograph Co., Ltd. ; secretary, Bristol 
C.E.A., 1913-15 ; past-chairman branch. 
Address : Court House, Taniock, near Ax- 
bridge, Somerset. Tel.: Edingworth 217. 

REIS, SPENCER M., managing director, Denham 
and Pinewood Studios, Ltd. ; b. 1902, 
Addlestone, Surrey ; director, Pinewood 
Studios, Ltd., since 1936 ; assistant to manag- 
ing director until merger of Denham and 
Pinewood, 1938 ; associated with the planning, 
building and equipping Pinewood Studios, 
1935, as a director of Henry Boot and Sons, 
Ltd. Addresses : Office : Pinewood Studios, 
Iver Heath, Bucks. Tel.: Iver 700. Private; 
The Cottage-in-the-Woods, Iver Heath, 
Bucks. Tel. : Iver 320. 

RELPH, MICHAEL, production designer and 
associate producer, Ealing Studios ; b. 1915, 
Broadstone, Dorset. Entered industry, 1932. 
assistant art director, G.-B. and M-G-M ; 
art director, Warner Bros., 1936-38 ; art 
director at Ealing for " Halfway House," 
"Champagne Charlie," "Dead of Night," 
" Nicholas Nickleby " ; associate producer 
and designer " The Captive Heart," " Frieda." 
Address : Ealing Studios, Ealing Green, W.5. 
Tel. : Ealing 6761. 

RHODES, C. D., proprietor, Palace, Harrowgate ; 
member Leeds Branch C.E.A. committee ; 
b. 1895, Tadcaster, Yorks. Entered trade 
with Mihaly Sound Equipment Co., as Scottish 
representative ; leased Palace, Frizington, 
Cumberland, 1932 ; Palace Harrogate, 1933. 
Address : Palace, Harrogate. Tel. : 2188. 

RICHARDS, RANDOLPH E., managing director, 
Picturedrome, Eastbourne ; Amusements 
(Eastbourne), Ltd. ; Gaiety (Hastings), Ltd. ; 
Gaiety, Bexhill, Ltd., Kinema Plavhouses, 
Ltd., and Gaiety (Brighton), Ltd. ; The 
Eastbourne Pier Co., Ltd. Joined industry 
1904, Cardiff ; three times chairman, Sussex 
Branch C.E.A. ; president, C.E.A., 1931-32 ; 
member Eastbourne Borough Council ; mem- 
ber C.B.T.F. Council ; past member Films 
Council. Address : Windermere, Seaside 
Road, Eastbourne. 

RICHARDSON, JAMES W., director, Regent 
P.H. (Bradford), Ltd. ; West Bradford P.T., 
Ltd. ; Alhambra (Morecambe), Ltd. ; b. 1895, 
Colne, Lancashire. Textile manufacturer ; 
member Bradford Branch C.E.A. committee ; 
delegate to General Council, 1944-46. 
Addresses : Office : 20, Fountain Street, Brad- 
ford. Tel. : 5829. Private : 4, Coniston 
Grove, Smith Lane, Bradford. Tel. : 1144. 

RIFKIN, A. W., Manchester and District Area 
supervisor, A. B.C. ; member Manchester 
Branch C.E.A. committee; b. 1893, Hull, 
Vorks. Entered trade nearly 30 years ago 
as proprietor ; later joined Union Cinemas, 
as manager ; supervisor, buying manager. 
Addresses : Office : Apollo, Ardwick, Man- 
chester, 12. Tel. : Ardwick 4222. Private : 
195, Brooklands Road, Sale, Cheshire and 
10, Hadley Court, Cazenove Road, London' 
X.16. Tel. : Stamford Hill 2529. 

RIGBY, PHILIP, director in charge London 
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tive committee, K.M.A., equipment section ; 
b. 1889. Youngest son of Robert .Rigby. 
Entered father's firm in 1906. Address : 
4-6, Northington Street, London, W.C.I. 
Tel. : Holborn 2944. 

RILEY, RONALD, managing director, Technique 
Film Productions ; associate producer, Film 
Producers' Guild, Ltd.; b. 1908, Birmingham ; 
entered industry, Hollywood, 1933. Ad- 
dress : Guild House, Upper St. Martin's Lane, 
W.C.2. Tel. : Temple Bar 5420. 

ROBINSON, A. W., secretary and accountant' 
Gainsborough Pictures (1928), Ltd. ; Produc- 
tion Facilities (Films), Ltd. ; Wesley Ruggles 
Productions, Ltd. ; b. 1896 ; studio accountant, 
Stoll, 1921-31 ; G.-B. and Pinewood 1932-39. 
Address : Lattymer, Littleton Road, Harrow 
on-the-Hill, Middlesex. 

ROBINSON, T. E., F.C.I.S., director, Regal 
(Manchester), Ltd. ; secretary, Manchester 
and Salford branch C.E.A. ; b. 1892, Shef- 
field ; entered trade, 1924, as accountant, 
secretary, Piccadilly P.T. (Manchester), Ltd. 
Address': Office : Regal, Oxford Road, Man- 
chester. Tel. : Central 2437. Private : 
8, Nevill Road, Bramhail. Tel. : 2046. 

ROGER, A. W., chairman, Victoria Playhouse 
(Birmingham), Ltd. ; Luxor (Birmingham), 
Ltd. ; Solihull P.H. Co., Ltd. ; member 
Birmingham Branch C.E.A. Committee ; 
h. 1878 ; entered trade 1911 ; founder member 
C.E.A. ; chairman Birmingham Branch, 1930 ; 
delegate to general council ; chairman of tech- 
nical committee since its inception. Ad- 
dress : Victoria Playhouse, Victoria Road, ' 
Aston, Birmingham, 6. Tel. : East 0479. 

ROGERS, E. C, director and general manager, 
Poole's Theatres, Ltd. ; secretary, Poole's En- 
tertainments, Ltd. ; vice-chairman Bristol 
Branch C.E.A. ; b. 1891 ; entered industry 
1903, with Poole's Myriorainas. Address : 
" Cassiobury," Kingsholm, Gloucester. Tel.: 
2127 and 4727. 

ROGERS, MACLEAN, film director, Br. National 
Films, Ltd. ; b. 1899, Croydon, Surrey ; for- 
merly publicity manager, Pathe and First 
National, England and Continent ; film editor, 
British and Dominions ; has directed 66 
pictures. Addresses: Office : National Studios, 
Boreham Wood, Herts. Tel. : Elstree 1644. 
Private : 44, Kewferry Road, Northwood. 
Tel. : Northwood 801. 

ROSE, DAVID E., company director; b. 1895. 
Kansas City, U.S.A. ; entered industry 1930 in 
association with Douglas Fairbanks, became 
vice-president and general manager of 
United Artists' Studios, Hollywood ; vice- 
president and general manager Sam Goldwyn 
Productions ; director United Artists' Cor- 
poration until 1938 ; became chairman and 
managing director of Paramount companies in 
Great Britain : resigned Paramount to form 
own production company. 

ROTHA, PAUL, managing director, Paul Rotha 
Productions. Ltd. ; Films of Fact, Ltd., Uni- 
•form Studios, Ltd. ; chairman Federation of 
Documentary Film Units ; council member, 
Screenwriters' Association. Address : 25, 
Catherine Street, W.C.2. 

ROY, ERNEST G., general manager, Nettlefold 
Studios ; director, Kay Film Printing Co., 
Ltd. ; Kay (West End) Laboratories ; Kav's 
Scottish Films, Ltd. ; Butcher's Film Service ; 
b. 1896 ; associated with late Archibald 
Nettlefold, since 1919 ; equipped Burgh 



Island, Bigbury-on-Sea, Devon, film studio 
during war to produce Air Ministry training 
films and "Sheepdog of the Hills" (Butcher's). 
Address : 22, Soho Square, W.i. Tel. : 
Gerrard 781 1. 

RUSS, C. H., assistant to director of theatres, 
G.-B. Picture Corp., Ltd. ; member of L. 
and H.C. Branch C.E.A. committee ; b. 
London; actor, stage and films, 1912-19; 
joined New Century Pictures, 1921 ; general 
manager, 1926 ; G.-B., 1928 ; chairman, 
Birmingham Branch C.E.A. for three years. 
Addresses : Office : New Gallery House, 
Regent Street, W.i. Tel.: Regent 8b8o. 
Private : 9, King's Avenue, Bromley, Kent. 
Tel. : Ravensbourne 3109. 

RUSSELL, JOHN D., N. Ireland supervisor, 
A. B.C. ; member N. Ireland C.E.A. com- 
mittee ; b. 1897, Walsall, Staffs ; inaugural 
chairman, formation N.I., C.E.A., 1942. 
Addresses : Office : Ritz, Belfast. Tel. : 
22484. Private : 12, Orpen Road, Finaghy, 
Belfast. Tel. : Dunnmrry 3138. 

RUTHERFORD, R. P., general manager, Queen's 
P.H. Circuit ; member N. Western Branch 
C.E.A. committee ; delegate to General 
Council ; b. 1894 ; chairman N. Western 
Branch 1938 and 1934. Addresses : Office : 
Queen's P.H. , Wallasey. Tel.: 4155. Private: 
Ruddholme, Wallasey Road, Wallasev. 
Tel. : 877. 

SALES, J. ROWLAND, F.V.A., director, J. 
Rowland Sales, Ltd., estate agents, valuers 
and surveyors; formerly theatrical and variety 
agent ; entered the kinema business and 
formed a circuit of halls ; created and managed 
kinema and theatre estates department, 
Hampton & Sons, Ltd., 1932 ; acted as 
estates manager for Union Cinema Co., Ltd. ; 
created and directed kinema and theatre 
estate agency of Maple & Co., Ltd. Addresses : 
Faraday House, 8-10, Charing Cross Road, 
W.C.2. Tel. : Temple Bar 9710, 9719, 5191. 
Private: 21, Denman Street, W.i. 

SALMON, J. GRAHAM, secretary, Edinburgh 
and East of Scotland Section, C.E.A., and 
Hon. Solicitor, Scottish Braich, b. iqio, 
Edinburgh, ed. Edinburgh University Sole 
partner of Patersoa and Salmon, firm founded 
by father, late George Salmon. Addresses : 
Office: 8. Rutland Square, Edinburgh. Tel. 
23438. Private, 65, Falcon Road, Edinburgh. 

SALMONS, COUN. L., managing director, 
Electra (Newport Pagnell), Ltd. ; member 
S. Midlands Branch C.E.A. committee ; 
b. 1875, Newport Pagnell; past-chairman, 
S. Midlands Branch C.E.A. for two years. 
Addresses : Office : Electra, Newport Pagnell. 
Tel. : 146. Private : Sunnyside, Newport 
Pagnell, Bucks. Tel. : 146. 

SALT, FREDERICK B., A.M.I.E.K.. A.M. Brit. 
I.R.E. ; chairman and managing director, 
Sax Cinemas, Ltd. ; Broadstairs P. H., Ltd. ; 
proprietor, Bohemia Concert Hall, Broad- 
stairs ; County ; Regal, Oakham, Rutland ; 
b. 1905, Birmingham ; chairman Kent 
County Branch C.E.A., 1944, and now trustee. 
Address : Picture House, Broadstairs. Tel. : 
Broadstairs 12. 

SAMUEL, P. 0., associate producer, Two Citie, 
Films ; joined industry 1925 ; studio manager 
G.-B. studios, 1933-35- Addresses: 
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Tel. : Bourne End 335 and 6a, Wych- 

combe Studios, England's Lane, N.W.3. 
Tel. : Primrose 5579. 

SANGER, GERALD, director and editor, British 
Movietonews ; b. 1898 ; ed. Shrewsbury 
and Keble College, Oxford ; secretary to 
present Lord Rothermere, 1922-1929 ; editor, 
British Movietonews, 1929 ; director, 1936 ; 
director Associated Newspapers, Ltd., 1944. 
Addresses: Office: 22, Soho Square, W.i. 
Tel.: Gerrard 781 1. Private: Willingham 
Cottage, Send, Surrey. Tel. : Ripley 142. 

SARONIE, JAMES R., exhibitor ; member 
North-Western Branch C.E.A. Committee ; 
b. 1872, Liverpool. Formerly professional 
photographer ; produced short films from 
1898 ; opened first kinema, 1906 ; founder 
member, North-Western Branch C.E.A. ; 
delegate to General Council. Addresses : 
Office : Scala Buildings, High Street, Pres- 
tatyn. Tel.: 365. Private: Hillcourt, Pres- 
tatyn. 

SAUNDERS, JAMES D., South-Western Area 
Circuit controller, G.-B. ; member Devon and 
Cornwall Branch C.E.A. Committee ; b. 1886, 
London. Joined the late " Will " Evans and 
the late F. R. Goodwin, 1909 ; became 
general manager, North Metropolitan Theatres, 
Ltd. P.C.T. in 1920 ; appointed circuit 
supervisor, Albany Ward Theatres, Ltd., 
1923. Address : Midland Bank Chambers, 

- Middle Street, Yeovil. Tel. : 456. 

SAWARD, JACK, writer, director, Film Pro- 
ducers' Guild; b. 1909, Muswell Hill, London; 
ed. Bishop's Stortford College. Joined 
Publicity Films, 1930. Addresses : Office : 
Guild House, Upper St. Martin's Lane, W.C.2. 
Tel. : Temple. Bar 5420. Private : 5, Thistle 
Grove, S. Kensington, S.W.10. Tel. : Kens- 
ington 5044. 

SCHOFIELD, STANLEY, F.R.S.A., F.R.P.S., 

head photographic department, Burroughs 
Wellcome and Co. ; b. 1906, Leeds. Formerly 
with Kodak, 1921-44 ; Member, Papers, 
Education and Sub-Standard Committees, 
B.K.S. ; chairman of Kinematograph Section, 
and member Council, R.P.S. Addresses : 
Office: 183/193, Euston Road, London, 
N.W.I. Tel. : Eustcn 4477. Private : 4, 
Norwood Drive, North Harrow, Middlesex. 
Tel. : Pinner 3697. 

SCOTT, GEORGE URIE, managing director, Scott 
Theatres, Ltd. ; Anderston .Pictures and 
Variety Theatres, Ltd. ; joint managing direc- 
tor, West End Playhouse, Ltd., and Glasgow 
Pavilion, Ltd. ; managing director, Cathcart 
Picture Playhouse, Ltd. Entered industry 
1908 as exhibitor ; past-president of the 
Cinema Club, Glasgow ; past-president, Scot- 
tish Branch of the C.E.A. ; chairman, Scottish 
C.T.B.F., 1946. Address : 181, West Regent 
Street, Glasgow. Tel. : Douglas 5071. 

SEEMAN, S., managing director, Capital and 
Provincial News Theatres, Ltd., and of com- 
panies controlling repertory and specialised 
kinemas including the majority of the Classic 
Cinemas. Address : 100, Baker Street, 
London, W.i. Tel.: Welbeck 0081-5. 

SEWELL, GEORGE H., film director, Colonial 
Film Unit ; b. 1899, London. Formerly 
manager, Ilford 16 mm. laboratory ; technical 
sales advisor ; producer, Steuart Films, Ltd. ; 
Fox Photos, Ltd. ; sales manager, Dufay- 
Chromex, Ltd. ; chief inspector, Williamson 
Manufacturing Co., Ltd. Addresses : Office 



21, Soho Square, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 2666. 

Private : 72, St. James Avenue, Hampton 
Hill, Middlesex. Tel. : Molesey 2326. 

SEWELL, VERNON, film director; b. 1903, 
Londdh ; G.B.I. ; G. B. ; London Films ; 
Gainsborough ; Independent Producers ; Two 
Cities Films ; British National ; films include : 
"Breakers Ahead," "What Men Live By," 
" Silver Fleet," " The World Owes Me a 
Living," " Latin Quarter," " No Nightin- 
gales." Addresses : Office : National Studios, 
Boreham Wood, Elstree. Tel. : Elstree 1644 ; 
Private : Steam Yacht Gelert, Shoreham 
Harbour. 

SHAW, LEONARD, director and manager, 
Palace, Sheffield ; member Sheffield Branch 
C.E.A. Committee ; b. 1885, Sheffield ; en- 
tered trade 1900. Address : Office : Palace, 
Union Street, Sheffield, Tel. : 21608 ; Private : 
12, Westwick Road, Sheffield, 8. 

SHINGLETON, WILFRED, art director, Inde 
pendent Producers, Ltd. ; b. 1914, London ; 
entered industry 1931 ; RKO-Ealing, 1934 ; 
A.T.P., 1937 ; Independent Producers, 1945. 
Addresses : Office : Pinewood Studios, Iver 
Heath, Burks, Tel. : Iver 700 ; Private : 2, 
South Drive, Ruislip, Middlesex, Tel. : Ruislip 
4682. 

SIMON, ERNEST, general sales manager, RKO- 
Radio ; entered industry 1915 with F.B.O., 
later became contracts and technical manager 
Stoll's ; joined First National, London, and 
later Southern Counties representative ; 
appointed circuits manager, Warner Bros. ; 
joined RKO-Radio 1930. Address : Dean 
House, Dean Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 
5640. 

SIMPSON, HENRY, proprietor, Roxy and Vic- 
toria Cinemas ; managing director, Palladium 
Cinema, Ulverston ; director and booking 
manager, Pavilion and Alhambra Cinema, 
Keswick ; b. 1880 ; entered industry 1901 ; 
chairman since 1936 West Lancashire Branch, 
C.E.A. ; delegate to General Council since 
1931 I president C.E.A., 1943-44. Address : 
The Homestead, Kilner Park, Ulverston, 
Lanes. Tel. : 351, 151. 

SINGLETON, GEORGE, managing director, Sin- 
gleton Cinemas, Ltd ; director Scottish 
Repertory Cinemas, Ltd. ; member Scottish 
Branch C.E.A. Committee ; delegate to 
General Council; b. 1900, Glasgow; Past- 
chairman Scottish Branch C.E.A. Addresses : 
Office : 12, Rose Street, Glasgow, Tel. : 
Douglas 2151 ; Private: 2, Upper Bourtree 
Drive, Burnside, Rutherglen, Tel. : Rutherglen 
218. 

SLOAN, JAMES B., joint managing director 
G.H.W. Productions; joined Famous- Players 
Lasky, 1919 ; assistant production manager, 
1921-22 ; studio production manager in 
Paris for Gloria Swanson's " Sans Gene " 
1923 ; directed Walter Forde comedies 1924 ; 
production manager, Path6, London, 1926; 
production manager for First National 
London, 1927 ; with Blattner, London and 
Berlin ; A.T.P. ; Rex Ingram, at Nice ; Cinema 
House Productions, London : Sound City 1934, 
with Fox British and Wainwright Produc- 
tions ; production manager, British National, 
1935 ; general manager, Pinewood Studios, 
1936-8 : director of Religious Films and 
supervising G.H.W. productions, 1939-41 ; 
general manager, Independent Producers, 
Ltd., 1942-5. Address: 6, Carlton Gardens 
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SMEETON, A.G., F.C.A., director and secretary, 
Electra Palace (Eckington), Ltd. ; Norfolk 
Picture Palace, Ltd. ; treasurer and member 
committee Sheffield Branch C.E.A. ; b. 1904, 
Sheffield. Addresses : Office : Revenue Cham- 
bers, Howard Street, Sheffield, 1, Tel. : 20672 ; 
Private : 159, Chelsea Road, Sheffield, Tel. : 
52218. 

SMITH, ALFRED, F.C.I.S., secretary, N- 
Branch C.E.A. ; b. Burnley, Lanes ; entered 
Industry 1917, as assistant manager. Ad- 
dresses: Office: 104, Grainger Street, New- 
castle, Tel. : 21712 ; Private : 5, Broadway 
West, Gosforth, Tel. : Gosforth 52096. 

SMITH, HERBERT, production executive, Two 
Cities Films, Ltd. ; b. 1901 ; supervisor, pro- 
duction and director, British Lion, Beacons- 
field ; "On the Air," "Night Mail," "In 
Town To-night," "Soft Lights and Sweet 
Music," "Calling all Stars," "I've Got a 
Horse," 1938, " Home From Home," and 
" All at Sea," 1939 ; production supervisor for 
Two Cities Films on " Demi-Paradise," 1942 ; 
associate producer "Tawny Pipit," 1943; 
" Mr. Emanuel," 1944 ; " Men of Two 
Worlds." Addresses: Office :Denham Studios, 
Denham, Tel. : Denham 2345 ; Private : 
7, Greystone Lodge, Hanger Lane, London, 
W.5. Tel. : Perivale 4587. 

SMITH, KENNETH LOCKHART, secretary 
Film Producers Guild, Ltd. ; b. 1903 ; edu- 
cated Marlborough ; New College, Oxford ; 
copyright expert. Western Electric, 1929 ; 
joined Strand Films, 1939. Address : Guild 
House, Upper St. Martin's Lane, W.C.2. 
Tel. : Temple Bar 5420. 

SNAPE, A., director, Ecclesfield and End- 
cliffe P.P. Co., Ltd. ; member Sheffield Branch 
C.E.A., Committee ; b. 1877, Sheffield. Ad- 
dresses : Office : Greystones P.P., Ecclesall 
Road, Sheffield, 11: Tel.: 60709; Private: 
" Bessingby," 69, Tom Lane, Nether Green 
Sheffield, 10, Tel. : 32319. 

SNAPE, ALFRED, A.S.A.A., managing director, 
Ambassador Super Cinema, Ltd. ; Carlton 
Super Cinema, Ltd. ; Magnet Cinema (Newton 
Heath), Ltd. ; Four Ways Cinema, Ltd. ; 
Ellesmere Super Cinema, Ltd. ; Sems Picture 
House, Ltd. ; director Heaton Park Cinema, 
Ltd. ; hon. treasurer Manchester Branch, 
C.E.A. and Manchester Branch C.T.B.F. ; b. 
1889, Pendleton : incorporated accountant, 
1914 ; entered Trade 1919. Addresses : Office : 
Com Exchange Bldgs., 27, Fennel Street, 
Manchester 4, Tel. : Blackfriars 2144-5 ; 
Private: " Wylva," 129, Light Oaks Road, 
Pendleton, Manchester. Tel. : Pendleton 2344. 

SNAPE, CECIL R., Universal News ; b. 1888 ; 
joined Trade 191 1 ; general manager and 
secretary of the Kinematograph Trading Co., 
Ltd., and its associated concerns ; visited 
America ; editor of " Empire News Bul- 
letin " and later " Universal Talking News " ; 
editor " National News," 1937 ; joined Pathe 
Gazette 1938 ; editor 1941 ; rejoined Universal 
1944. Address : 30, Ovington Court, Bromp- 
ton Road, S.W.3. Tel. : Kensington 6084. 

SNELL, J. S., associated with E. J. Hinge's 
Enterprises ; member Northern Branch 
C.E.A. Committee for 25 years ; b. 1873, 
Tynemouth ; entered Industry 1906 ; three 
times chairman Northern Branch ; delegate 
to General Council for 14 years. Addresses : 
Office : 147, Northumberland Street, New- 
castle, Tel. : 20317 : Private : Milton House, 
Jackson Street, West, N. Shields. 



SNOWDEN, ALEC CRAWFORD, M.B.K.S., 
director and studio manager, Merton Park 
Studios, Ltd. ; b. 1901, Leeds. Film company 
as assistant director Stoll, 1919 ; joined 
Hayward Theatre Corpn., New Zealand ; 
returned England, 193 1 ; joined Publicity 
Films, Ltd. ; G.-B. Screen Services, Ltd., 
as assistant manager. Subsequently with 
British Films, Ltd. as studio and production 
manager ; business manager Spectator 
" Short " Films, Ltd. Address : Upper St. 
Martin's Lane, W.C. 2. Tel.: Temple Bar 5420 ; 
and 1, Kenrick Place, London, W.i. 

SPEAKMAN, W. J., managing director, Doman 
Enterprises, Ltd., Golborne Cinema, Ltd., 
B. and S. Cinemas (Empire Chorley), Ltd. ; 
Hippodrome (Ellesmere Port), Ltd. ; Bate- 
man Enterprises, Ltd. ; B. and S. Cinemas 
(Hippodrome, Chorley), Ltd. ; B. and S. 
Cinemas (Warrington), Ltd.; B. and S. Cinemas 
(Audenshaw), Ltd. ; B. and S. Cinemas 
(Lancashire), Ltd. ; B. and S. Cinemas 
(Wigan), Ltd. ; chairman and managing 
director, Capitol Sales (Liverpool), Ltd. ; 
general manager and director, Capitol (Edge 
Hill), Ltd. ; proprietor, Strand Cinema Co. ; 
b. 1903. Joined United Electric Theatres, 
1916 ; America, 1923-5 ; past president, 
C.E.A. ; chairman, North-Western branch, 
third time ; member C.B.T.F. local committee; 
chairman, Liverpool Sunday Cinema Asso- 
ciation. Addresses : Office : 126, Bold 
Street, Liverpool 1. Tel. : Royal 2272-3. 
Private : " Garswood," Brook Road, Maghull, 
near Liverpool. Tel. : Maghull 1583. 

SPENCER, D. A., Ph.D.,F.R.I.C, Hon. F.R.P.S., 
Photographic chemist, Kodak, Ltd. ; b. 1901. 
Demonstrator and later lecturer Chemistry 
Department, Imperial College of Science, 
South Kensington, 1920-33. Joint managing 
director Colour photographs, Ltd. ; president, 
The Royal Photographic Society, 1936-38. 
Address : Kodak, Ltd., Harrow Wealdstone. 
Tel. : Harrow 4380. 

SPENCER, NORMAN, associate producer and 
production manager, Independent Producers, 
Ltd. ; b. 1914, London. Entered Industry, 
1934. Two Cities, RKO-Radio, Individual, 
Cineguild since 1942. Addresses : Office : 
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Bucks. Tel. : 
Iver 700. Private : Colncroft, Willowbank, 
Denham. Tel. : Uxbridge 936. 

SQUIER, J. C, director, Metro-Goldwyn- 
Mayer, Ltd. ; New Empire, Ltd. ; Metro- 
Goldwyn-Mayer British Pictures, Ltd. Form- 
erly associated with W. Butcher and Son, 
Ltd. ; Walter Tyler Globe Film Co., Ltd ; 
general manager and director, Jury's Imperial 
Pictures, Ltd. ; general sales manager, M-G-M 
until 1942. Addresses : 50, Monmouth Street, 
W.C. 2, and " Jesver," The Drive, Rickmans- 
worth, Herts. Tel. : Rickmansworth 3376. 

STAFFORD, F. F., director and manager, 
Aylestone Cinema ; trustee Leicestershire 
Branch C.E.A. ; b. 1901. Addresses : Office : 
Aylestone, Leicester. Tel. : 32566 ; Palace, 
Shepshed. Tel. : 3218. Private : Sunny- 
dale, Stoughton Lane, Old Evington, Leicester. 
Tel. : Oadly 344. 

STANLEY-ALDRICH, W., chairman, Strong 
Electric Corpn., Britain ; b. 1899 ; formerly 
with Gaumont and sales manager, Sentry 
Safety Control Corpn., Ltd. ; representative 
for Siemens carbons ; founded Strong Electric 
Distributors, Ltd., in 1936, as sole concession- 
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Address : Phoenix House, 19-23, Oxford 
Street, VV.i. Tel. : Gerrard 6246. 

STEWART, DAVID A., J. P., controller, Scottish 
branch, Associated British Cinemas, until 
March 31. Entered Industry 1907 ; joined 
Scottish Cinema and Variety Theatre's, 
Ltd., 1913 ; Justice of Peace, City of Glasgow. 
Address : 105, St. Vincent Street, Glasgow. 
Tel. : Central 6662. 

STILWELL, C. RICHARD, principal, Wallace 
Publicity ; Wallace Prods., Ltd. , b. 1885, 
Canada ; produced publicity films in Canada 
and U.S., 1918-28 ; started Stilwell Studios 
and Stilwell Darby, Ltd., 1922 ; became 
partner Dorland 'publicity film section ; 
formed Wallace Publicity, Ltd., and Wallace 
Productions, Ltd., 1938 ; member of Short 
Film Producers' Association. Addresses : 
Office : Wallace Centre, 8, Berwick Street, 
W.i. TeL : Gerrard 2693. Private: Well 
Cottage, Goring-by-Sea, Sussex. Tel. : Goring- 
by-Sea 42230. 

STRELITZ, ERIC P., European representative, 
Australian companies : British Empire Films 
Pty., Ltd. ; Greater Union Theatres Pty., 
Ltd. ; Cinesound Productions Pty., Ltd. ; 
National Theatres Supply Co. of Australasia 
Pty.; Ltd.; entered Industry in 1923 as assistant 
booking manager, Union Theatre Circuit ; 
later vaudeville booking manager ; New 
York manager for Australasian Films, Ltd., 
1928. Address : Kent House, 87, Regent 
Street, W.i. Tel. : Regent 3737. 

STROSS, RAYMOND, Managing director, Ray- 
mond Stross Theatres; b. 1915. Entered 
Industry, with Sound City on film production; 
joined Columbia, branch manager, Ireland, 
1938; subsequently formed kinema circuit in 
Ireland; sold circuit 1945, to return England 
and start present circuit. Also interested in 
theatre productions. Address : Queens House, 
Leicester Square, London, W.C.2. Tel : 
Gerrard 6218. 

SWIFT, MISS M., representative, Guaranteed 
Pictures Co., Inc., of America ; educated 
Central Foundation School, City of London ; 
entered Trade in 191 1 with J. Frank Brockliss ; 
joined Path£ Freres on gazette department ; 
later with Sidney Bernstein ; represented the 
Apollo Films, Ltd., and other American and 
Continental agencies. Addresses : Office : 
60-66, Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 
2208. Private: 11, Devonshire Terrace, 
Lancaster Gate, W.2. Tel. : Paddington 
4818. 

SOSKIN, PAUL, executive producer and director, 
Conqueror Films, Ltd. ; entered Industry as 
art director, and later editor and associate 
producer ; formed own company, 1934, 
Address : 15, Hanover Square, W.i. Tel. : 
Mayfair 1227. 

SUMMERS, WALTER, writer, director, A.B.P.C; 
b. 1897, Barnstaple, Devon ; entered Industry 
1913. Address : Colquhoun House, Broadwick 
Street, W.i. Tel.: Gerrard 8646. 

SUTHERLAND, DUNCAN, art director, Ealing 
Studios, Ltd. ; b. 1905, Scotland ; entered 
industry 1926. Addresses : Office : Ealing 
Studios, Ealing Green, W.5. Tel. : Ealing 
6761. Private : 38, Colebrooke Avenue, 
W.13. Tel. : Perivale 4884. 



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SYDNEY, ARTHUR, independent renter; 
b. 1892, London ; educated Haberdashers' 
and Polytechnic ; founded Cinema Features 
Films, Liverpool, 191 3 ; branch manager 
Sun Exclusives, 1917 ; member of the first 
connnittee, Lancashire, of the Renters' 
Association, 1917 ; appointed first manager 
United Artists, 1921 ; branch manager 
European Films, 1923 ; Wardour Films, 
1929 ; branch manager British Lion until 
October, 1941 ; then formed Sydney Film 
Service. Addresses: Office: n, Camden 
Street, Liverpool, 3. Tel. : North 2025. 
Private : 141, Queen's Drive, Liverpool, 18. 
Tel. : Sefton Park 3994. 

TAYLOR, ARTHUR, secretary, London and 
.Home Counties Branch C.E.A. ; hon. sec, 
London Cinema Luncheon Club ; educated 
City of London School ; assumed C.E.A. 
position 1 919. Address : 127, Wardour 
Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 7362. 

TAYLOR, BETTY, Asst. producer Sydney Box 
Prods. ; managing director Betty Taylor 
Prods. Address : Riverside Studios. 

TAYLOR, DONALD, producer, Gryphon Films ; 
b. 191 1 ; with John Grierson, E.M.B., and 
G.P.O. Film Unit, 1930-34 ; director produc- 
tions, Strand Film Co., 1934-35 ; managing 
director, Strand Film Co., 1935-43. Address : 
Hill Cottage, Hedgerley Dean, Bucks. Tel. : 
Farnham Common 404. 

TAYLOR, GEOFFREY C. G., managing director. 
Cornwall Cinemas (Newquay), Ltd. ; member 
Devon and Cornwall Branch C.E.A. Com- 
mittee ; b. 1912, Portland, Dorset ; educated 
Dunheved College, Launceston ; started 
16111m. running shows in village halls, clubs 
and hotels ; purchased Palace, Hayle, and 
formed Cornwall Cinemas (Newquay), Ltd., 
to run road-shows with 35mm. transportable 
equipment. Addresses : Office : " Restormel," 
Mount Wise, Newquay, Cornwall, Tel. : 2404 ; 
Private : Norway House, Tresawls Road, 
Truro. 

TAYLOR, GEORGE, J. P., general manager, 
George Taylor circuit ; member Scottish 
Branch C.E.A. Committee ; Chairman, 
S.C.T.B.F., b. Glasgow. Addresses : Office : 
27, Merkland Street, Glasgow, W.i, Tel. : 
Western 2766; Private: 53, Airthrey Avenue, 
Glasgow, W.4, Tel. : Scotstoun 2424. 

TAYLOR, SIDNEY, general manager, Ealing 
Distribution, Ltd. ; b. 1898 ; educated Public 
School; joined Ideal in 1914; executive with 
W. & F., G.B.D. and 20th Century-Fox ; 
general sales manager Ealing Distribution 
from 1941 to 1944. Address : Ealing House, 
169, Oxford Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 2644 

TAYLOR, W. J., general theatre controller, 
Odeon ; entered trade 1919 ; joined head 
office staff Midlands Entertainments, Ltd. ; 
became general manager for late Oscar 
Deutsch, 1925 ; appointed general theatre 
controller, Odeon, 1942. Address : Albion 
House, Bucknall Street, W.C.i. Tel. : Temple 
Bar 4333. 

THOMAS, HOWARD, producer-in-chief, Pathe 
Pictures, Ltd ; writer for radio, stage and 
theatre ; became B.B.C. producer, originat- 
ing "The Brains Trust" and " Shipmates- 
Ashore " ; author of " Brighter Blackout 
Book," " How to Write for Broadcasting " 
and " Britain's Brains Trust." Addresses : 
Office: 103, Wardour Street, W.i, Tel.: 
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Dukes Wood Drive, Gerrards Cross, Bucks. 
Tel. : Gerrards Cross 3590. 

THORPE, JOHN, managing director London and 
Overseas Film Service, Ltd ; entered trade 
1910 with the Film Service ; became exclusive 
manager Pathe Freres ; opened the Cardiff 
branch 1913 ; manager serial department, 
1916 ; joined Bolton's Mutual Films, 1918, 
which subsequently became Wardour Films ; re- 
mained general manager until 1927, then 
general manager of B.I. P. ; formed Associated 
Metropolitan Pictures, Ltd, 1931 ; Gaumont- 
British Picture Corporation, Ltd., foreign 
manager, 1932 ; resigned 1933, to establish 
British and Overseas Film Sales, Ltd. ; 
resigned 1944 ; fonned London and Overseas 
Film Services. Addresses : Office : 247, 
Regent Street, W.i, Tel. : Regent 5946 ; Pri- 
vate : 93, Uphill Road, Mill Hill, N.W.7, Tel. : 
Regent 5946. 

THORPE, MAX, director and general nanager, 
Columbia Picture Corp., Ltd. ; b. 1897, 
Yorkshire ; manager Cardiff and Manchester 
branches, and afterwards London sales 
manager, Universal, then general sales 
manager, Warner Bros. Pictures, Ltd. ; joined 
Columbia, 1933. Address : 139, Wardour 
Street, W.i. Tel.: Gerrard 4321. 

THUMWOOD, THEODORE R., director, Merton 
Park Studios ; director of Animation, Film 
Prods. Guild ; b. 1892 ; entered industry 1909 
with Clarendon Film Co. ; chief cameraman 
Teddington Studios, 1919-23 ; Merton Park 
Studios, 1924 ; organised technical animation 
Dept., 1940 ; appointed to board 1944. Ad- 
dresses : Office : Guild House, Upper St. 
Martin's Lane, W.C.2. Tel. : Temple Bar 
5420; Private: 12, Byron Avenue, Coulsdon, 
Surrey, Tel. : Uplands 4612. 

TOOTHILL, PERCY, director of several Sheffield 
kinemas ; vice-chairman Sheffield Branch 
C.E.A., 1946 ; educated Sheffield Royal 
Grammar School : senior partner, Henry 
Toothill & Son, incorporated accountants. 
Addresses : Office : 9, Figtree Lane, Sheffield, 
1, Tel. : 25475 ; Private : 70, Grove Road, 
Millhouses, Sheffield, Tel. : 70744. 

TOWERS, F. TRUEMAN, Leicester supervisor, 
H. D. Moorhouse Circuit ; treasurer, Leicester 
Branch C.E.A. ; b. 1898, Cleethorpes. Entered 
trade, 1919 ; Joined H. D. Moorhouse, 1926. 
Addresses : Office : Olympic P.T., Nar- 
borough Road, Leicester. Tel. : 22373. 
Private : 33, Barbara Road, Leicester. 

TOZER, ALEXANDER R, managing director, 
Pathe of France, Ltd. Joined original Pathe 
Freres Cinema Company, 1910, under Charles 
Pathe. After 1918 became London Agent for 
Pathe Film Stock, and subsequently managing 
director, Pathe of France, Ltd. Address : 
National House, 60/66, Wardour Street, 
W.i. Tel.: Gerrard 1163/4. 

TRAVERS, ALFRED, film director, British 
National Films, Ltd. ; b. 1906, Istanbul, 
Turkey ; personal assistant to Paul Czinner 
in France and Germany ; work in England 
has included editor, script writer, producer and 
director on British Council, War Office films, 
and Dutch Government feature " Glorious 
Colours." Latest films "Meet the Navy," 
" Double Alibi." Address: National Studios, 
Boreham Wood, Herts. Tel. : Elstree 1644. 

TULLY, MONTGOMERY, director and writer 
British National Films ; b. 1904, Ireland • 
educated, London University. Filtered in- 



dustry 1927 as documentary scenarist. 
Directed "Murder in Reverse," "Spring 
Song," wrote screenplays: "Waltz Time," 
"Murder in Reverse," "Lisbon Story," 
"Spring Song," " Punchdrunk." Address: 
National Studios, Boreham Wood, Herts, 
Tel. : Elstree 1644. Agent : Christopher 
Mann, Ltd. 

TURFERY, COSSAR, producer, Verity Films, 
Ltd. ; b. 1896, Edinburgh. Author and 
journalist, scriptwriter for Publicity Films, 
scriptwriter and director, Dorland Film Unit ; 
producer and director, Wallace Productions, 
Ltd. Addresses : Office : Guild House, Upper 
St. Martin's Lane, W.C.2. Tel. : Temple 
Bar 5420. Private : 6, Cavendish Drive, 
Edgware, Middlesex. Tel. : Edgware 4363. 

TURNBALL, D., circuit controller, Tyneside 
area, G.-B. Picture Corp. ; b. 1904, Catterick 
Bridge, Yorks. Entered trade 1929, as 
assistant manager ; assistant divisional super- 
intendent, 1943 ; circuit controller, 1946. 
Addresses: Office: Havelock Chambers, Fa w- 
cett Street, Sunderland. Tel. : 2380. Private: 
25, Beverley Gardens, Cullercoats, North- 
umberland. 

TURNBALL, ELLIOTT, proprietor, Savoy, 
Shaftesbury ; member Hants and E. Dorset 
Branch C.E.A. Committee ; b. 1902, W. 
Hartlepool, Durham. Managerial appoint- 
ments, 1926/44. Addresses: Office: Savoy, 
Shaftesbury, Dorset. Tel. : 101. Private : 
Long Copse, Coombe, Shaftesbury. Tel. : 65. 

TURNER, EDWARD GEORGE, R.S.A., manag 
ing director, Perforated Front Projection 
Screen Co., Ltd.; Patent Fireproof Rear 
Projection Screen Co., Ltd. ; b. 1872. Joined 
industry, 1896 as film renter; pioneer of film 
producing in Great Britain, and with J. D. 
Walker, of the film renting system ; with 
the late W. Holmes, he was inventor of fire- 
proof gate, automatic shutter and spool boxes ; 
maker and user of first iron operating box 
with automatic shutters ; in 1904 with J. D. 
Walker and G. H. Dawson, formed Walturdaw 
Co. ; past chairman of the K.R.S. and 
K.M.A. ; jubilee year president, Cinema 
Veterans, 1946. Addresses : Office : 43, 
Higham Street, Walthamstow, E.17. Tel. : 
Larkswood 1061. Private : 72, Minchenden 
Crescent, Southgate, N.14. Tel. : Palmers 
Green 3614. 

TURNER, LT.-COL. JOHN R..D.S.O., T.D., J.P., 

secretary, Scottish Branch C.E.A. ; director of 
picture nouses in Scotland ; partner of the 
chartered accountancy firm ot Turner and 
Houston ; secretary of the Scottish Cinemato- 
graph Trade Benevolent Fund. Address : 
90, Mitchell Street, Glasgow, C.2. 

TURNOR, P. A., secretary and deputy managing 
director, RCA Photophone, Ltd. ; b. 1898. 
Joined RCA Photophone, Inc., in 193 1, 
subsequently transferring to RCA Manu- 
facturing Co., Inc., and then to parent organ- 
isation, Radio Corporation of America. 
Appointed secretary of RCA Photophone, 
Ltd., 1937 ; deputy-managing director, 1940. 
Addresses : Office : 43, Berkeley Square, W.i ; 
Tel. : Grosvenor 8861. Private : 16, Sher- 
ington Avenue, Hatch End. Tel. : Hatch 
End 735. 

VIVEASH, R. C. 0., secretary, Cinematograph 
Trade Benevolent Fund. Joined Industry 
1910 on exhibiting side ; transferred to 
renting 1913, with the Gaumont Co., Ltd., 



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until 1924, when appointed secretary C.T.B.F. 
and Provident Institution. Address : Queen's 
House, Leicester Square, W.C.s. Tel. : 
Gerrard 4104. 

WAINWRIGHT, JOHN GEORGE, director, 
J. G. & R. B. Wainwright, Ltd.— Addresses : 

Office : 10, Manchester Square, W.i. Tel. : 
Welbeck 8784. Private : Norfolk Hotel, 
Harrington Road, South Kensington, S.W.7. 
Tel.: Kensington 9527. 

WAKE, SYDNEY, F.R.S.A., chairman and 
managing director, Sydney Wake, Ltd., 
Laboratories ; b. 1883 ; entered industry in 
1910 with Crystal Film Mfg. Co. ; established 
Excel Kinematograph Co., 1912 ; managing 
director Regal Films, Ltd., 1913 ; established 
Standard Kine Laboratories, 1921 ; estab- 
lished Sydney Wake, Ltd., Laboratories 1937. 
Address : 89-91, Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : 
Gerrard 5716. 

WALKER, NORMAN, general manager, D. & P. 
Studios, Ltd. ; director, G. H. W. Produc- 
tions, Ltd. Addresses : Office : Pinewood 
Studios, Iver Heath, Bucks. Tel. : Iver 700. 
Private: " The Chine," Chorleywood Road, 
Rickmansworth, Herts. 

WALLACE, J., managing director, Perth P. H. 
Co., Ltd., Palladium (Paisley) Ltd. Past 
chairman, Scottish Branch C.E.A. ; past 
chairman, Scottish Centre K.R.S., past presi- 
dent,, Glasgow Cinema Club; member 
Scottish Branch, C.E.A. Committee; Address: 
"Ardneil" Troon. Tel.: Troon 273. 

WALLER, S., governing director and chairman, 
Way and Waller, estate agents and surveyors ; 
specialists in negotiation of sales and valua- 
tions for kinemas ; b. 1891 ; educated King's 
College, London. Address : 7, Hanover 
Square, W.I. Tel. : Mayfair 802;. 

WALLIS, J. R., assistant studio controller 
and personnel manager, A.B.P.C. ; b. 19:6 ; 
Highgate, London ; educated University 
College School ; formerly secretary to private 
' company; executive Films Division, M.O.I. , 
1942-1945. Address : Welwyn Studios, Wel- 
wyn Garden City, Herts. Tel. : Welwyn 
Garden 3247. 

WALLS, DENNIS C, A.M.I.I.A. ; general 
manager and director, J. F. Emeny Circuit ; 
member S. Midlands Branch C.E.A. com- 
mittee ; delegate to General Council ; b. 
1904 ; entered trade as manager ; winner 
and twice runner-up in consecutive years, 
Kine. Showmanship Competition ; chair- 
man, S. Midlands Branch C.E.A., 1942-5 ; 
nominee to six branches. Addresses : Office : 
Midland Bank House, 26, Cross Street, 
Manchester. Tel. : Blackfriars 7876. Private : 
181, Kingsway, South Park, Cheadle, Cheshire. 
Tel. : Gatley 4809. 

WARD, ALBANY, managing director : Award 
Theatres, Ltd. ; Salisbury Press, Ltd. ; Salis- 
bury Billposting Co., Ltd. ; Salisbury Poster 
Advertising Service, Ltd. ; Swindon Poster 
Advertising Co., Ltd. ; Dorset Poster Adver- 
tising Co., Ltd. ; Cotswold Poster Advertising 
Co., Ltd. ; Hereford and Mon. Advertising Co., 
Ltd. ; Abergavenny and District Billposting 
Co., Ltd. ; Devon & Exeter Poster Services, 
Ltd. ; Hawkins & Son, Ltd., advertising con- 



tractors ; James Townsend & Son ; Cinder - 
ford and Forest of Dean Billposting Co. ; 
and Award Properties, Ltd. ; b. 1879 ; edu- 
cated Christ's Hospital ; one of first ex- 
hibitors to tour provinces ; established his 
first permanent theatre, Weymouth, 1906. 
Address : Publicity House, Exeter. 

WARD, WARWICK, executive producer, 
A.B.P.C. ; entered films 1921, as actor, 
with Ideal Films ; later joined U.F.A. in 
Germany ; returned to England, 1930, and 
appeared in many sound films ; joined 
Associated British at Welwyn as producer, 
1935 ; afterwards became general manager ; 
produced "Man from Morocco," "Quiet 
Week End." Address : Welwyn Studios, 
Welwyn Garden City, Herts. Tel. : Elstree 
1600. 

WARE, JOHN, publicity director, General Film 
Distributors ; b. 1903, Bradford ; journalist ; 
joined G.-B. publicity under Francis Meynell ; 
publicity manager, Warners-First National 
Teddington Studios, J936-37 ; studio publicity 
manager, London Films, 1938 ; director of 
publicity, Alexander Korda Productions, 
1938-40 ; P.R.O. Warner Bros., 1944 ; then 
Eagle-Lion Distributors until merged G.F.D., 
1946. Address : 127, Wardour Street, W.i. 
Tel.: Gerrard 731 1. 

WARTER, SIR PHILIP ALLAN, chairman, 

Associated British Picture Corp., Ltd., and 
subsidiary companies ; b. 1903 ; director, 
British and Foreign Wharf Co., Ltd. ; official 
appointment as adviser to the Board of 
Trade on Government Factories and Trading 
Estates. Address : Eastcourt, Effingham, 
Surrey. Tel.: Bookham in. 

WATKINS, R. W., A.M.I.E.E., F.R.P.S., 
F.R.S.A., F.B.K.S. ; recording director, 
M-G-M British studios ; b. 1897 ; chartered 
electrical engineer ; entered industry in 1928, 
British Acoustic Films ; Western Electric 
Co., Ltd., 1929 ; recording director, London 
Film Productions, 1931 ; planned acoustics 
and sound of Denham Studios, 1936 ; re- V 
cording director, D. & P. Studios, 1945 ; 
member council R.P.S. ; chairman, Kine- 
matograph Section, R.P.S. ; chairman, 
Film Production Division, B.K.S. ; member 
of A.M.P.A.S. ; member S.M.P.E. -Address: 
1, Belgrave Place, S.W. 1. Tel. : Sloane 0746. 

WATT, HARRY, writer and director ; b. 1906 ; 
director, writer, documentary films, Empire 
Marketing Board ; wrote and directed " Night 
Mail," "North Sea," G.P.O. Film Unit; 
"Squadron 992," "Target for To-night," 
"London Can Take It," "Christmas Under 
Fire," ; joined Ealing, 1943 ; films " Nine 
Men," " Fiddlers Three," " The Overlanders," 
"Eureka Stockade." Addresses: Office: 
Ealing Studios, Ealing Green, W.5. Tel. : 
Ealing 6751. Private-: Flat 8, 25, Queen's 
Gate, S.W. 7. Tel. : Western 2604. 

WAYLEN, ALAN G., publicity manager, G-B. 
Equipments, Ltd., G.-B. Instructional, Ltd. ; 
formerly Dunlop Rubber Co. ; later assistant 
advertising manager, Carreras, Ltd. ; late 
Sir Charles Higham ; joined G.-B. Equip- 
ments, 1945 ; member of Incorporated Ad- 
vertising Managers' Association. Address : 
Imperial House, 80-82, Regent Street, London, 
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WEBER. SIGVARD, D.ScChem.Eng. ; partner, 
Furneaux-Weber, Ltd. ; b. 1899, Denmark ; 
went to Hollywood, 1920 ; film camera-man 
and personal assistant to late Irving Thal- 
berg ; camera-man and scientist, New 
Guinea expedition ; sailed yacht Pacific Ocean, 
taking films, including shots "Mutiny on the 
Bounty " ; carried out experiments Cine- 
color, Multi-color and Monopack ; opened 
own studios, laboratories, Hollywood ; pro- 
duced and directed over 100 feature films ; 
photographed colour films, expeditions, 
Smithsonian Institute ; inventor Ray avia- 
tion compass; returned England, 1938. Ad- 
dress : Willing House, Gray's Inn Road, 
W.C.i. Tel. : Terminus 7530. 

WELSH, JAMES, D.L., LL.D., J. P. ; managing 
director, Mecca, P.H. and director Kingsway, 
-Glasgow ; b. 1881 ; Lord Provost, Glasgow, 
1944-5 ; ex-M.P., Paisley ; entered industry, 
1910, as exhibitor ; secretary, Scottish Branch 
C.E.A. for two years; president C.E.A. 1933. 
Address : r, Endfield Avenue, Glasgow, 
W.2. Tel. : West 5447. 

WELSH, T. A., joined Col. A. C. Bromhead as 
junior clerk, Gaumont Co. ; after became 
general manager and secretary ; appointed 
member of Government Cinema Committee 
and organised the distribution of the Official 
British War Films throughout France, 1916 ; 
founded Welsh Pearson & Co., Ltd., 1918, 
and, with George Pearson, produced " The 
Better 'Ole," the "Squibs" series, "Love, 
Life and Laughter," " Nothing Else Matters," 
etc. Introduced Betty Balfour to screen. 
Advocated scheme to provide studios and 
production facilities in England, Glasgow 
conference C.E.A., 1925, which resulted in the 
passing of " Quota " Act and .building of 
Elstree studios. In association with Michael 
E. Balcon produced " Journey's End," " The 
Good Companions." Present trade interests 
C.T.B.F» and Cinema Veterans (1903). 
Address : Homelands, Banchory, Kincardine- 
shire, Scotland. 

WEST, CLEM, Independent renter; joined 
Vivid Exclusive Syndicate, 1919 ; European 
M.P. Co., 1924 ; founded " Merseyside 
Chronicle " Sunday newspaper, devoted to 
film reviews ; became independent renter, 
Leeds, 1941. Address : 20, King Street 
Chambers, Wellington Street, Leeds, 1. 
Tel. : 26341. 

WEST, A. 6. D., M.A., B.Sc, F.R.P.S., F.B.K.S. 
technical director, Baird Television, Ltd. ; 
director, Cinema Television, Ltd. ; b. 1897. 
educated, King's, Canterbury, and Cambridge. 
Assistant chief engineer and head of research 
B.B.C., 1923-9 ; head of design and develop- 
ment, Gramophone Co., 1929-32 ; chief 
recording engineer A.R.P. and A.T.P. studios, 
Ealing, 1932-33 ; technical director, Baird 
Television, Ltd., 1933 ; director of Cinema 
Television, Ltd. Member, B.K.S. Executive 
Committee since 1931 ; president, 1938-46. 
Addresses : Office : Cinema Television, Ltd., 
Lower Sydenham, S.E.26. Tel. : Hither 
Green 4600. Private : 34, Elwill Way, 
Beckenham, Kent. Tel. : Beckenham 1627. 

WEST, F. M. F., V.C., C.B.E., M.C., managing 
director Eagle-Lion Film Distributors, Ltd. ; 
b. 1896, London ; assistant managing director, 
Eagle-Lion, 1946. Held appointments at 
Embassies and Legations in Rome, Berne, 



Paris, Helsinki, Riga, Tallin.' Addresses : 
Office: 169, Oxford Street, London, W.i. 
Tel.: Gerrard 9777. Private : 21a, Carlyle 
Square, Chelsea, S.W. 3. Tel.: Flaxmangiis. 

WEST, G. DUDLEY, F.C.A., chairman, Winter 
Gardens (Hoylake), Ltd., Winter Gardens, 
Waterloo (1933), Ltd., Rock Ferry Electric 
Palace, Ltd., R.E.C. Electrical Engineering 
Co./ Ltd., R.E.C. Construction Co., Ltd. ; 
director, Liverpool Palais de Luxe, Ltd. ; 
b. 1882 ; senior partner, Simon Jude and 
West, chartered accountants ; secretary and 
treasurer, N.W. Branch C.E.A. ; delegate to 
General Council ; member, Board of Manage- 
ment C.T.B.F. Addresses : Office : Lloyds 
Bank Buildings, 11-13, Victoria Street, 
Liverpool 2. Tel. : Central 7931. Private : 
18, Grove Park, Liverpool 8. Tel. : Sefton 
Park n 12. 

WESTWOOD, 1st BARON OF GOSFORTH, 

created 1944 ; William Westwood, O.B.E., 
son of late William Westwood ; b. 1888, 
Dundee ; ed. Elementary Schools, Dundee ; 
is J. P. for Northumberland, and Fellow of 
Royal Society of Arts ; chairman of Hinge's 
Cinemas, Newcastle-on-Tyne, and several 
other Kinema companies in the North-East 
coast ; director, City Amusements (Newcastle- 
on-Tyne), Ltd. ; Wearside Entertainment. 
Ltd. ; director of the Finance Corp. for 
Industry and North-Eastern Trading Estates, 
Ltd. ; principal labour adviser, Admiralty, 
1940 ; director of Contract labour, 1941, and 
chief industrial adviser, 1942-5 ; chairman, 
Mineral Development Committee ; represents 
Scottish Office and Admiralty in House of 
Lords ; unsuccessfully contested Perth Divi- 
sion of Perthshire and Kinross-shire (Labour) 
October, 1922, and Sutton Division of Ply- 
mouth, May, 1929; created O.B.E. (Civil), 
1920 : Lord-in-Waiting to H.M. the King, 
1945. Address : Invertay.. Jiosforth, North- 
umberland. Tel. : 52455, Newcastle-on-Tyne. 

WHEELDON, JOHN, chairman and director, 
Mayfair and Eureka Cinemas ; director, 
Sherborne and Ritz Cinemas, Ltd. ; trea- 
surer, Hull Branch C.E.A. ; b. 1890, Hull. 
Addresses : Office : Mason and Jackson, Ltd., 
Scott Street, Hull. Tel. : 34769. Private : 
"Highfield," Beech Hill, Swanland, E. Yorks. 
Tel. : Kirkella 48587. 

WHINCUP, C. H. : Director, secretary, compan- 
ies controlling 14 kinemas, Yorkshire ; chair- 
man Leeds and District Branch C.E.A. ; 
b. 1903, Leeds. Entered industry 1920. 
Addresses : Office, 54, New Briggate, Leeds, 1. 
Tel. : 20972-3. Private : 129, Alwoodley Lane 
Leeds. Tel. : 61035. 

WHITE, TOM, production executive; b. 1895, 
Entered industry, 1909 ; later cameraman, 
producer, C. M. Hepworth, Henry Edwardes, 
Herbert Wilcox ; chief production manager, 
Independent Prods., Ltd., 1942 ; general 
manager, 1945 ; Latest films : " Dark 
Stranger," "A Matter of Life and Death," 
"Brief Encounter," "Great Expectations" 
and " Black Narcissus." Address : Denham 
Studios, Denham, near Uxbridge, Middlesex. 
Tel. : Durham 2345. 

WHITTAKER, A. S., publicity and advertising 
director, Anglo-American Film Corpn., Ltd. ; 
b. Durham ; entered industry Moss Empires 
over 20 years ago ; exploitation manager and 
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publicity manager, London Division G-B ; 
later publicity director, Sound City Distribu- 
tors and personal assistant to general manager ; 
Anglo-American, 1938. Address : 123, War- 
dour Street, W.x. Tel. : Gerrard 3202. 

WHITTELL, E. H., general manager, Preston 
Entertainments, Ltd. ; member N.W. Branch 
(Mi. A. Committee ; b. 1901, Haworth, Yorks. 
Entered trade, 1915 ; delegate, N.W. Branch 
C.E.A., for five years ; chairman, N.W. 
Branch, 1940-42. Addresses : Office : Em- 
press, Eldon Street, Preston. Tel. : 2932. 
Private : 38, Brookside Road, Fulwood, 
Preston. 

WHITTINGHAM, JACK, scenario editor, British 
National Films, Ltd. ; b. 1910, Heaton, Yorks ; 
educated, Charterhouse and Lincoln College, 
Oxford ; formerly film critic ; screen plays : 
"Q Planes" (in collaboration), "Escape to 
Danger," " Welcome Mr. Washington," 
" Twilight Hour," " Kiss the Bride Goodbye," 
" Waltz Time " (dialogue), " The Lisbon 
Story," "The Laughing Lady," "Green 
Fingers," "Lost." Addresses : Office : 

National Studios, Boreham Wood, Elstree, 
Herts. Tel. : Elstree 1644. Private : 41, 
Flood Street, Chelsea, London, S.W.3. Tel. : 
Flaxman 9956. 

WILCOX, HERBERT, producer, director; 
chairman and managing director, Imperadio 
Pictures ; b. 1892, Cork. Entered Industry 
1919 ; made many silent films ; produced or 
directed " Victoria the Great " (I.F.P.), "Sixty 
Glorious Years" (I.F.P.), "Sunny," "No, 
No, Nanette," " They Flew Alone," 1941 ; 
" Yellow Canary," 1943 ; " I Lived in Gros- 
venor Square," 1944 ; " Piccadilly Incident," 
1946. Formed Imperadio Pictures, and 
visited U.S.A., 1939 to direct " Nurse Edith 
Cavell " and " Irene " for RKO-Radio. 

WILHEM, WOLFGANG, scenario writer ; b. 
1906, Austria. Began screen writing 1927, 
Berlin, Vienna, England, France ; writing 
credits, originals or screenplay : " Farewell 
Again," " Freedom Radio," " Pimpernel 
Smith," "Squadron Leader X," "This Man 
Reuter " (produced in Hollywood), " Un- 
censored," " Land of Promise," " I See a Dark 
Stranger," "Captain Boycott"; hon. treas- 
surer of Screenwriters Association, 1940-46. 
Addresses : Office : Pinewood Studios, Iver, 
Bucks. Tel. : Iver 700. Private : 8, Melina 
Court, Grove End Road, London, N.W. 8. 
Tel. : Cunningham 5663. 

WILLIAMS, ARNOLD, F.R.E.S., joint managing 
director, National Screen Service, Ltd. ; 
b. 1890, Rochdale, Lanes ; educated, Victoria 
University, Manchester ; M.P. (L) West 
Riding, Yorkshire (Sowerby Divn.), 1923-4. 
Addresses : Office : Wallace' House, 11 3-1 17, 



Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 4851-5. 
Private : The. Cottage, Swakeleys, near Ux- 
bridge, Middlesex. Tel. : Uxbridge 1910. 

WILLIAMS, L. P., A.R.I.B.A., A.A. Dip., tech- 
nical director, D. and P. Studios ; b. 1905, 
Slough, Bucks ; educated, Aldenham School 

, and Architectural Association, London. 
Entered Industry as assistant art director, 
1928 ; supervising art director to British 
and Dominions Pictures, and Herbert 
Wilcox Prods., Ltd.; consulting art 
director, Pinewood Studios, Ltd. ; unit 
art director, RKO-Radio Pictures, Inc., 
Hollywood ; executive art director, Indepen- 
dent Prods., Ltd. Address : Pinewood 
Studios, Iver Heath, Bucks. Tel. : Iver 700. 

WILLIAMS, W. H., general production manager, 
Film Producers Guild ; b. 1910, London. 
Entered Industry, 1928 ; production and studio 
cost accountant, Merton Park Studios, and 
Associated companies, 1933-1939 ; production 
supervisor, 1939-1940 ; production and studio 
manager, 1940-42 ; general production 
manager, 1942-43 ; appointed to board, 
Merton Park Studios, Ltd., 1943. Addresses : 
Office : Guild House, Upper St. Martin's Lane, 
W.C.2. Tel. : Temple Bar 5420. Private : 
C/reeba Cottage, Queens Drive, Thames 
Ditton, Surrey. Tel. : Emberbrook 2089. 

WILLIAMSON, THOMAS H., in charge film 
sales, Gevaert, Ltd. ; b. 1891 ; educated 
Brighton ; his father was pioneer of Trade in 
1897 ; up to 1914 served apprenticeship in 
Williamson studiosand laboratories, Hove, then 
film hiring ; was associated with Automatic 
Film Printers laboratories until joining Gevaert 
in 1931. Addresses: Office; Gevaert, Ltd., 
Acton Lane, Harlesden, N.W. 10. Tel. : Elgar 
6755 ; Private : Portland Court Hotel, 4-5, 
Queen's Gate, S.W.7. Tel. : Western 2224. 

WILSON, MAURICE J., chairman and managing 
director, Grand National Pictures, Ltd. ; 
G.N. Film Prods., Ltd. ; British Screen Ser- 
vices ; b. 1892, London ; entered Industry, 
1926 ; acquired share capital, Winads, Ltd. ; 
created Highbury Studios, 1936 ; founded 
Grand National Pictures, 1938. Address : 
113, Wardour Street, W.i. Tel.: Gerrard 
6543, 6525- 

WILSON, RONALD, director, Grand National 
Pictures, Ltd. ; b. 1922, London. Address : 
113, Wardour Street, W.i. Tel.: Gerrard 
6543, 6525. 

WINGROVE, EDWARD W., F.C.I.S., general 
secretary, B.F.P.A. ; h. 1907 ; entered In- 
dustry as head of K.R.S. Investigation Dept.. 
1933. Addresses : Office : Seymour House, 
17, Waterloo Place, S.W.i. Tel. Whitehall 
1986 ; Private : 89, Wolmer Gardens, Edg- 
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WINTLE, JULIAN, producer, supervising 
editor, Film Producers Guild ; entered In- 
dustry 1934, as assistant editor ; editor 1935 ; 
tilm director, Technique Prods., 1939 ; 
Verity Films, 1942 ; Film Producers Guild, 
1944. Addresses: Office: Merton Park 
Studios, 269, Kingston Road, S.W.19. Tel. : 
Liberty 4291 ; Private : 38, Hyde Park 
Gardens Mews, W.2. Tel. : Paddington 4122. 

WOLFF, ROBERT S., chairman and managing 
director, KKO-Radio Pictures, Ltd. ; RKO- 
Radio British Productions, Ltd. ; managing 
director, Alliance Productions, Ltd. ; b. New 
York City, 1896 ; became manager Orient 
Theatre, New York, 1914 ; joined George 
Kleine K.E.S. Exchange 1917 ; later World 
Film Co. ; special sales representative National 
Screen Service ; W. W. Hodkinson, 1921 ; ap- 
pointed branch manager Pathe New Jersey 
Exchange, 1926, when taken over by RKO- 
Radio ; branch manager, New York, 1928 ; 
Metropolitan District manager, 1942; was presi- 
dent of the New York Film Board, 1933, and 
Liter chairman of the executive board ; 1940, 
chairman of the executive committee New 
York Film Board, President, 1941 ; took up 
British assignments 1944. Address : Dean 
House, Dean Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 5640. 

WOODGATE, W. M., F.I.A.M.A.. advertising 
manager GB - Kalee, Ltd. ; advertising 
manager Hudson-Essex Motors, Ltd., 1924- 
32 ; Trussed Concrete Steel Co., Ltd., 1932- 
39. Address : National House, 60-66, War- 
dour Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 9531. 

WOOLF, JOHN, joint managing director, 
General Film Distributors, Ltd. ; director, 
Kagle-Lion Distributors, Ltd., Universal 
Pictures, Ltd. ; Film Laboratories, Ltd. ; 
British Pictorial Prods., Ltd. ; West of Eng- 
land Group of kinema companies ; b. 1912; 
joined W. & F. Film Service 1929 ; became 
general sales manager on formation of Gau- 
mont-British Distributors, later becoming 
general sales manager, General Film Distribu- 
tors, Ltd. ; late assistant director of Army- 
KiiK-inatography. Address : 127-133, War- 
dour Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 7311. 

WOOLFE, H. BRUCE, director, G.-B. Instruc- 
tional, Ltd. ; chairman Assn. Short Film 
Producers ; entered trade 1910 ; formed Eclipse 
Exclusives, 1914 ; formed British Instructional 
Films, Ltd., 1919 ; represented producers 
Board of Trade Advisory Committee ; mem- 
ber Colonial Office Films Committee ; repre- 
sented F.B.I, on Educational and Cultural 
Films Commission. Addresses : Office : 142, 
Wardour Street, W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 9292 ; 
Private : Rokeby, Harpenden, Herts. 

WOOLLEY, ERIC, managing director, Walden 
Films, Ltd. ; b. 1915 ; Midlands photographic 



finn 1935-39 ; patentee of film sound recording 
devices ; specialist in substandard kinemato- 
graphy ; general secretary, Torbay Cine. 
Society. Address : 1, Cary Place, Fleet Street, 
Torquay, Devon. Tel. : Torquay 3970. 

WRIGHT, A. E., director Plaza Cinema, Ltd. ; 
Ambassador Super Cinema, Ltd. : Magnet 
Cinema, Ltd. ; member Manchester Branch 
C.E.A. Committee ; b. 1880, Manchester ; 
chairman, Stockport and District Section 
C.E.A for past ten years. Addresses : Office : 
Plaza, Stockport. Tel. : 3818 ; Private : Shen- 
stone, 44, Peel Moat Road, Heaton Moor, 
Stockport. Tel. : Heaton Moor 1949. 

WRIGHT, BASIL, producer and managing 
director, International Realist, Ltd. ; b. 1907 ; 
educated Sherborne and Corpus Christi, 
Cambridge ; associated since 1929 with John 
Grierson in development of Documentary 
Film : directed " O'er Hill and Dale," " Cargo 
from Jamaica," " Song of Ceylon," " Children 
at School," "Face of Scotland," etc.; co- 
directed "Night Mail" with Harry Watt; 
founded Realist Film Unit ; executive at Film 
Centre, 1938-1944 ; producer Crown Film 
Unit, 1945 ; consultant to Films Division, 
M. of I., 1946. Address : 9, Great Chapel 
Street, W.i. 

WRIGHT, ALD, G. W. A., J. P., proprietor 
Wright Cinemas ; chairman Hants, and E. 
Dorset Branch C.E.A. ; delegate to General 
Council ; b. 1894, Norwich ; director, South- 
ampton Football Club. Addresses : Office ; 
Regal, Eastleigh, Hants. Tel. : 87329 ; Pri- 
vate : " Halycon," Upper Bassett, South- 
ampton. Tel. : 68509. 

WRIGHT, P. NORMAN, managing director and 
lessee Lyceum and Pavilion, Newport ; member 
S. Wales Branch C.E.A. committee; b. 1907, 
I.oudwater, Bucks ; entered Industry 1924 ; 
formerly cameraman, assistant director, 
advertising manager, salesman. Address : 
Lyceum Theatre, Newport Mon Tel. : 
Newport 2906. 

WRIGHT, S. J., represents, in partnership with 
Walter Pearce, the Wurlitzer Kinema Organ 
and the Wurlitzer Simplex Coin-operated 
Phonograph, conducting sales in Great 
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The Cinematograph Exhibitors' Association of 
Great Britain and Ireland. 

Re£. No. 1622T. 

Registered under Trade Union Acts. 

127, Wardour Street, W.l. Tel.: Gerrard 7362/4. Address: Ceabilrex 

'Phone London. 



GENERAL COUNCIL. 

PRESIDENT 

B. T. Davis, A.'S.A.A., Lombard House, 

Great Charles Street, Birmingham. 

VICE-PRESIDENT 
Dennis C. Walls, Midland Bank Chambers, 26, Cross Street, Manchester. 

HON. TREASURER: 

E. J. Hinge, 147-149, Northumberland Street, 
Newcastle-on-Tyne. 

GENERAL SECRETARY : 

W. R. Fuller, 127-133, Wardour Street, London, W.l. 

(Telephone : Gerrard 7362/3/4.) 

IMMEDIATE PAST-PRESIDENT 

Fred A. Prior, F.S.A.A., General Buildings, Bridesmith Gate, 
Nottingham. 

SOLICITOR : 
Norman Hart, B.A., Broadmead House, 21, Panton Street, Haymarket 

S.W.I. 

DELEGATES. 

BIRMINGHAM AND MIDLANDS BRANCH -K. F. Jones, R. Baker, Capt. S. \V. Clift, E. B. Gold. 

L. C. Holderness, E. Mitchell. 
BRADFORD AND DISTRICT BRANCH— T. Armitage, L. Kitchen, A. S. Hyde. 

BRISTOL AND WEST OF ENGLAND BRANCH Coun. F. G. W. Chamberlain, E. C. Rogers, 
D. Saunders. 



Trade Organisations. 99 

DEVON AND CORNWALL BRANCH— Coun. Leslie G. Hill, Maurice Prince, W. Prodgers. 

EASTERN COUNTIES BRANCH— Major D. F. Bostock, Coun. V. E. Harrison. 

HAMPSHIRE AND EAST DORSET BRANCH— Alderman G. W. A. Wright, Coun. H. P. E. Mears. 

HULL AND DISTRICT BRANCH— Brinley Evans. 

KENT COUNTY BRANCH— Morris M. Levy, John Jarratt, Harry Quinton. 

LEEDS AND DISTRICT BRANCH— C. H. Whincup, H. Hopkins, Chas. P. Metcalfe, Coun. F. L. 

Gummersall, D. Heu<han. 
LEICESTERSHIRE BRANCH— G. H. Scarborough, A. W. Black. 

LONDON AND HOME COUNTIES BRANCH— C. G. Bernstein, J. W. Davies, R. H. Dewes, T. H. 
Fligelstone, Thomas France, A. Freedman, Roland Lea, Lt.-Col. S. K. Lewis, E. H. Lundy, C. A. 
Mathes, C. H. Russ, F. C. Self. 

MANCHESTER, SALFORD AND DISTRICT BRANCH— R. W. Fox, E. Hamson, T. E. Robinson, 

F.C.I.S. 

NORTHERN BRANCH W. Carr, Chas. Chipchase, F.C.A., W. S. Gibson, T. F. Massicks, E. J. Hinge, 
F. Jordan, F. W. Morrison, the Hon. W. Westwood. 

NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE BRANCH— T. Dawson Bell. 

NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE BRANCH— F. V. Chambers, Coun. G. L. Barber. 

NORTH WESTERN BRANCH— Llew Edwards, I. P., ; W. J. Speakman, L. B. Fancourt, R. P. 
Rutherford, J. R. Saronie, R. H. Godfrey, G. Dudley West, F.C.A. 

NOTTS AND DERBY BRANCH— J. Pollard, J. P., H. Elton, Coun. J. Drew, R. J. Black. 

PORTSMOUTH AND ISLE OF WIGHT BRANCH— C. Clarke, F. B. B. Blake. 

SCOTTISH BRANCH— George Kemp, J. Wallace, Sir A. B. King, C.B.E., J. P., Geo. Singleton, 
Herbert J. Green, J. P., G. Urie Scott, J. S. Dunbar.' Wm. H. Albin, Miss M. F. Mcintosh, L. D. 
Dickson, J. Patrick Jeffery, C.A. 

SHEFFIELD AND DISTRICT BRANCH -Coun. H. S. Gent, W. C. Harte, P. Toothill. 

SOUTH AND EAST LANCS DISTRICT BRANCH— Coun. J. C. Whitaker, Coun. W. Woolstencroft, 
J. P., J. Mather, J. J. McCracken, H. Hoyle. 

SOUTHERN MIDLANDS BRANCH— H. Pascoe, Dennis C. Walls, R. H. Heaslewood. 

SOUTH WALES AND MONMOUTH BRANCH— A. Jackson Withers, C. Isaacs, A. B. Watts, F.S.A.A., 
W. J. Morris, Richard Dooner, Wyndham Lewis. 

SUSSEX BRANCH— Coun. R. E. Richards S. Mills. 

WEST LANCASHIRE BRANCH— Coun. H. Simpson, J. F. Dobson. 

OBJECTS. 

(a) To promote good will and a good understanding between all Proprietors 
of Kinemas and other places of entertainment, and between them and 
such persons as work for them, and between them and the Manufacturers 
and Renters of Films. 

(b) To provide a fund for the protection of the interests of the Members of 
the Association and to protect them from oppression. 

(c) To secure unity of action among Proprietors of cinemas and other places 
of entertainment and in particular to secure that film rentals paid or 
payable by Members of the Association shall not exceed the maximum 
sums fixed from time to time by the Council of the Association in accord- 
ance with these Rules. 

(d) To promote by all lawful means the adoption of fair working rules and 
customs of the Trade. 

(e) To organise means to secure and if at any time considered necessary 
themselves supply means whereby a free and unrestricted circulation of 
films and other Trade requisites may be secured for Members of the Associa- 
tion. 

(/) To resist by all lawful means the imposition by public authorities or 
other persons of terms and conditions upon the Trade which are unreason- 
able or unnecessary. 

(g) To secure legislation for the protection of the interests of Members, 
and to promote or oppose and join in promoting or opposing Bills in 
Parliament. 

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(h) To adopt such means of making known the operations of the Association 
as may seem to the Council expedient. 

{i) To promote a good understanding between all local authorities and *he 
Members of the Association, and to take any steps in furtherance thereof 
in matters which are the subject of local government, and which in the 
opinion of the Council may be in the interests of, or for the protection of, 
the Members. 

(j) To adopt any means which in the opinion of the Council may be incidental 
or conducive to the above objects. 



BRANCHES. 

BIRMINGHAM AND MIDLANDS BRANCH— Central House, 75, New St., Birmingham, 2. Tel. : 
Midland 5707. 

Chairman : K. F. Jones, Cinema Accessories, Ltd., 6, Corporation Street, Birmingham. 

Vice-Chairman : Roderic Baker, Clifton Cinemas. 

Immediate Past-Chairman : B. T. Davis, A.S.A.A., Lombard House, Great Charles Street, 
Birmingham. 

Treasurer : W. H. Bull, 43, Franklin Rd., Bourneville, Birmingham. 

Secretary : B. C. Muggleton, F.C.A., Central House, 75, New St., Birmingham. 

Trustees : Capt. S. W. Clift, 5, Union St., Birmingham ; H. B. Lane, 106, Linden Rd., Bourne- 
ville, Birmingham ; A. W. Rogers, Victoria Playhouse, Victoria Rd., Aston. 

Committee : B. T. Davis, A.S.A.A. ; K. F. Jones, C. H. Russ, Capt. S. W. Clift, W. H. Bull, E. B. 
Gold, Alhambra Theatre, Moseley Rd., Birmingham ; L. C. Holderness, Odeon Theatre, New St., 
Birmingham ; E. Mitchell, West End Cinema, Suffolk St., Birmingham ; H. B. Lane, A. W. Rogers, 

A. G. May, Carlton Theatre, Taunton Rd., Sparkbrook, Birmingham ; B. C. Muggleton, F.C.A. 
Delegates : K. F. Jones, R. Baker, Capt. S. W. Clift, E. B. Gold, L. C. Holderness, E. Mitchell. 

BRADFORD AND DISTRICT BRANCH— 23,. Piccadilly, Bradford. Tel. : Bradford 4097. 

Chairman : T. Armitage, " Ellwood," Bradford Rd., Brighouse. 

Vice-Chairman : L. Kitchen, 54, Pollard Lane, Undercliffe, Bradford. 

Immediate Past-Chairman : A. S. Hyde, Central Chambers, Briggate, Shipley. 

Treasurer : T. Lund, " Harborne," 12, Moor Park Drive, Bradford Moor, Bradford. 

Secretary : H. Goldsbrough, Corporate Accountant, 23, Piccadilly, Bradford. 

Trustees : A. S. Hyde, L. Kitchen, G. W. Ridler, New Victoria Cinema, Bradford. 

Committee : T. Armitage, L. Kitchen, A. S. Hyde, T. Lund, G. W. Ridler, G. Ray, Regent Cinema, 
Bradford ; W. A. Berry, Theatre Royal Picture House, Bradford ; J. J. Normington, Grange Picture 
House, Bradford ; M. S. Moorse, Odeon Theatre, Bradford ; M. Bailey, Central Chambers, 2, 
Cheapside, Bradford ; L. Cansfield, 4, Westfield, Stanningley, Nr. Leeds ; A. Harper, Majestic, 
Barnoldswick ; A. Broomhead, Savoy, Brighouse ; J. Blackburn, 3, Whewall St., Birstall, Nr. 
Leeds ; — . Rifkin, Ritz, Leeds ; — . Chalton, Albert Theatre, Brighouse. 

Delegates : T. Armitage, L. Kitchen, A. S. Hyde. 

BRISTOL AND WEST OF ENGLAND BRANCH— 16, John St., Bristol, 1. Tel. : Bristol 22878. 

Chairman : Coun. F. G. W. Chamberlain, Gaiety Cinema, Knowle, Bristol, 4. 

Vice-Chairman : E. C. Rogers, Hippodrome, Gloucester. 

Treasurer : G. H. Blackburn, New Palace, Baldwin St., Bristol. 

Secretary : S. W. Savery, A.C.I.S., A.C.R.A., 16, John Street, Bristol, 1. 

Trustees : A. B. Atkinson, 32, Salisbury Rd., Redland, Bristol, 6 ; O. J. Pugsley, 206, Cranbrook 
Rd., Bristol, 6 ; G. Allen, 424, Stapleton Rd., Eastville, Bristol. 

Committee : Coun. F. G. W. Chamberlain, E. C. Rogers, G. H. Blackburn, G. Allen ; W. Prodgers, 
the Savoy Cinema, Exeter ; O. J. Pugsley ; Coun. G. Rees, Regent Picture House, Highbridge, 
Somerset ; A. B. Atkinson ; J. D. Saunders, 15, Middle St., Yeovil ; P. W. Teed, The Cinema, 
Glastonbury ; Coun. H. F. Wren, J. P., Regal Picture House, Staple Hill, Bristol ; F. A. Beckett, 
" Oakfield," West End, Pewsey, Wilts. ; Coun. W. Barrett, Picture House, Street, Som. 

Delegates : Coun. F. G. W. Chamberlain, E. G. Rogers, J. D. Saunders. 

DEVON AND CORNWALL BRANCH— 49, North St., Plymouth. Tel. : Plymouth 5585. 

Chairman : Coun. Leslie G. Hill, Palace Theatre, Bodmin. 

Vice-Chairman : Maurice Prince, Regal Cinema, Barnstaple. 

Treasurer and Secretary : C. H. Rundle, 49, North St., Plymouth. 

Trustees : Major O. A. Ellis, "Sutherland Tower," Higher Warberry Rd., Torquay ; W. Pickles, 
I. P., Picture House, Buckfastleigh, South Devon ; W. F. Gilley, Regent Cinema, Paignton. 

Committee : Coun. Leslie G. Hill, Major O. A. Ellis, W. Pickles, J. P., W. F. Gilley, H. B. Mather, 79, 
Thornhill Rd., Plymouth ; T. J. R. Taylor, Alexandra Theatre, Newton Abbot ; F. E. Bowen, 
Lloyds Bank Chambers, Torquay ; P. Myott, 1, Vaughan Parade, Torquay ; J. D. Saunders, 15, 
Middle St., Yeovil ; R. C. Hill, Palace Cinema, Truro ; C. Drage, Royal Cinema, St. Ives ; Maurice 
Prince, H. M. Williams, The Glyn Cinema, South St., Lostwithiel ; G. C. G. Taylor, Cornwall 
Cinemas, Ltd., Restormel, Mount Wise, Newquay ; E. O. Parker, King's Cinema, Camborne ; 

B. W. Garrett, Odeon, Exeter ; W. Prodgers, Savoy Cinema, Exeter ; W. Hall-Brooks, Gaumont 
Palace, Plymouth. 

Delegates : Coun. Leslie G. Hill, Maurice Prince, W. Prodgers. 



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EASTERN COUNTIES BRANCH -71, The Close, Norwich. Tel. : Norwich 23315. 

Chairman : H. G. Pike, Ritz, Southend. 

Vice-Chairman : V. E. Harrison, M.B.E., 45, Dereham Road, Norwich. 

Treasurer : E. H. Field, 16, South Quay, Great Yarmouth. 

Secretary : Arnold F. Kent, 71, The Close, Norwich. 

Trustees : Major D. F. Bostock, Coun. V. E. Harrison, M.B.E., S. R. Simpson, Victoria, Cambridge. 

Committee : Coun. V. E. Harrison, M.B.E. ; D. W. Attree, The Coliseum, Gorleston-on-Sea ; E. H. 
Field, Major D. F. Bostock ; Mrs. E. E. Hipperson, Cinema, Beccles, Suffolk ; G. F. Allen, Regal, 
Wymondham, Great Yarmouth ; F. Graves, The Playhouse, Buttermarket, Bury St. Edmunds ; 
H. E. Witard, Ritz, Norwich ; H. W. Pinchon, Cinema, Swaffham ; J. H.Troughton, J. P., Kingsway, 
Nt 'wmarket ; R. J. Atherton, The Grand Cinema, London Road, Lowestoft ; W. S. Hudson, The 
Picture House, Town Hall, Sheringham. 

Delegates : Major Douglas F. Bostock ; Coun. V. E. Harrison, M.B.E. 



HAMPSHIRE AND EAST DORSET BRANCH— 2, Carlton Crescent, Southampton. Tel. : South- 
ampton 2179. 

Chairman : Coun. H. P. E. Mears, Plaza, Winton, Bournemouth. 

Vice-chairman : Coun. G- Bravery, Regent Theatre, Poole, Dorset. 

Immediate Past-Chairman : Aid. G. W. A. Wright, Regal, Eastleigh. 

Treasurer : G. H. Clement, Regent Cinema, Shirley, Southampton. 

Secretary : H. H. C. Mitchener, F.L.A.A., 2, Carlton Crescent, Southampton. 

Trustees : Alderman G. W. A. Wright Coun. H. P. E. Mears, O.B.E., Plaza Cinema, Winton, Bourne- 
mouth ; E. Turnbull, Savoy Cinema, Shaftesbury, Dorset. 

Committee : Alderman G. W. A. Wright ; Coun. G. Bravery, G. H. Clement, H. H. C. Mitchener, 
F.L.A.A. ; E. V. Glenister, Regent Theatre, Bournemouth ; J. L. Merrick, Empire Cinema, Ware- 
ham ; Coun. H. P. E. Mears, O.B.E. ; E. Turnbull, W. E. Mouland, Lyric Cinema, Lymington ; 
A. T. S. Adams, Tivoli Cinema, Wimborne ; B. L. Mayer, Palladium Cinema, Portswood, South- 
ampton ; M. de Jong, Odeon Theatre, Bournemouth ; R. Coleman, Empire Cinema, Hamworthy, 
Poole ; A. G- Inskip, Picture House, Woolston ; J. H. Ramson-Burbage, Ritz Cinema Bitterne 
Rd., Southampton. 

Delegates : Alderman G. W. A. Wright, Coun. H. P. E. Mears, O.B.E. 



HULL AND DISTRICT BRANCH— Bank Chambers, Church St., Goole. Tel. : Goole 47. 

Chairman : Brinley Evans, Criterion Theatre, George St., Hull. 

Vice-Chairman : Alfred Wheeldon, Eureka Picture House, Hessle Rd., Hull. 

Treasurer : John Wheeldon, Hill Top, Swanland, East Yorks. 

Secretary : Wallace Rockett, Bank Chambers, Church St., Goole. 

Trustees : Harold Vaughan Evans, County Buildings, Land of Green Ginger, Hull ; Ernest Seaton, 

150, Cottingham Rd., Hull ; Alfred Wheeldon. 
Committee : Brinley Evans, Alfred Wheeldon, John Wheeldon, Wallace Rockett, B. Hewson, 23, 

Anlaby Rd., Hull. 
Delegate : Brinley Evans. 



KENT COUNTY BRANCH— The Palace, Bexleyheath, Kent. Tel. : Bexleybeath 1999. 

Chairman : A. Spencer-May, Jnr., Palace, Orpington. 

Vice-Chairman : Stanley Mills. 

Immediate Past-Chairman : Morris Levy, Westminster Lodge, 34, Highfield Gdus., London, N.W.n. 

Treasurer : Reginald V. Crow. 

Secretary : Harry Quinton, Palace Cinema, Bexleyheath, Kent. 

Trustees : Morris Levy, Frederick B. Salt, The Picture House, Broadstairs ; A. Spencer-May, Senr., 

Palace Cinema, High St., Orpington. 
Committee : The business of the Branch to be conducted by meeting duly summoned when Special 

Committees may be elected to deal with any specific business. 
Delegates : Morris M. Levy, John Jarratt, Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, Bucknall St., W.C.i, 

Harry Quinton. 



LEEDS AND DISTRICT BRANCH— 10, East Parade, Leeds. Tel. : Leeds 21246. 

Chairman : C. H. Whincup, The Tower, New Briggate, Leeds, 1. 

Vice-Chairman : H. Hopkins, The Palace Cinema, Meadow Rd., Leeds, 11. 

Immediate Past-Chairman : W. Prodgers, Savoy Cinema, Exeter. 

Treasurer : Coun. F. L. Gummersall, Beeston Picture House, Leeds. 

Secretary : G. Hylton, A.C.A., 10, East Parade, Leeds, 1. 

Trustees : A. Cunningham, Tower Crest, Heysham, Lanes. ; H. Hopkins, J. Jesson, Town Hall 

Cinema, Penistone, Yorks. 
Committee : C. H. Whincup, H. Hopkins, Chas. B. Metcalfe, 58, Street Lane, Leeds, 8 ; Coun. F. L. 

Gummersall, H. Masterman, Pioneer Cinema, Dewsbury ; W. J. Greenwood, Western Talkie 

Theatre, Florence St., Leeds ; C. Laycock ; J. I. Goldstone ; E. M. Rush ; T. C. Shayler ; F. Sykes, 

Clock Cinema, Harehills, Leeds. 
Delegates: C.H. Whincup, H.Hopkins, Chas. P. Metcalfe, Coun. F. L. Gummersall, D. Heughan. 



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LEICESTERSHIRE BRANCH— National Chambers, 4, Horsefair St., Leicester. Tel. : Leicester 5134. 

Chairman : J. H. Potter, Odeon, Leicester. 

Vice-Chairman : W. G. Mawby, Belgrave, Leicester. 

Immediate Past-Chairman : A. W. Black, Redwinter, Toller Road, Leicester. 

Treasurer : F. T. Towers, Olympia Theatre, Narborough Rd., Leicester. 

Secretary : S. J. Gunby, A.S.A.A., National Chambers, 4, Horsefair St., Leicester. 

Trustees : F. F. Stafford, Aylestone Cinema, Grace Rd., Leicester ; A. W. Black, G. H. Scarborough, 

" Ashfield," Elmfield Avenue, Leicester. 
Committee : A. W. Black, J. H. Potter, G. H. Scarborough, S. J. Gunby, A.S.A.A. ; A. W. Bland, 

City Cinema, Leicester ; F. T. Towers, G. G. Baum, Rock Cinema, Mountsorrel, Nr. Leicester ; 

Mrs. G. M. Yates, Mere Road Cinema Co., Ltd., 57, Waterloo Street, Leicester; C. K. Deeming, 

Grand Cinema, Coalville ; S. F. Cunningham, Princes Cinema, Granby Street, Leicester ; W. G. 

Mawby, Belgrave Cinema, Belgrave Road, Leicester. 
Delegates : G. H. Scarborough, A. W. Black. 



LONDON AND HOME COUNTIES BRANCH— 127 133, Wardour St., London, W.i. Gen-ard 7362. 

Chairman : Lt.-Col. S. K. Lewis, Associated British Cinemas, 30-31, Golden Sq., W.i. 

Vice-Chairman : J. W. Davies, 26, D'Arblay Street, London, W.i. 

Immediate Past-Chairman : Thomas France, 59, Woodland Rise, Muswell Hill, London, N.io. 

Treasurer : Major A. J. Gale, O.B.E., J. P., Eros House, Piccadilly Circus, London, S.W.i. 

Secretary : Arthur Taylor, 127-133, Wardour St., W.i. 

Trustees : Thomas France, Morris M. Levy, 34, Highfield Gardens, Golders Green, N.W.n ; C. A. 
Mathes. 

Committee : Thomas France, Lt.-Col. S. K. Lewis, Major A. J. Gale, O.B.E., J. P. ; C. A. Mathes, 
A. Bacal, 138, New Bond St., W.i ; J. W. Barber, 36, Golden Square, W.i ; C. G. Bernstein, 36, 
Golden Sq., W.i ; A. Brown, New Gallery House, Regent St., W.i ; Capt. S. W. Clift, 5, Union St., 
Birmingham ; J. W. Davies, 26-27, D'Arblay St., W.i ; Major Alfred Davis, Marble Arch Pavilion, 
531, Oxford St., W.i ; R. H. Dewes, Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, Bucknall St., W.C.I ; 
T. H. Fligelstone, Chesham House, 150, Regent St., W.i. ; A. Freedman, no, Bickenhall Mansions, 
Baker St., W.i ; S. Hart, Dominion Theatre, Tottenham Court Rd., W.i ; Coun. E. A. Huddleston, 
The Palace Cinema, Witney, Oxon. ; Sid Hyams, Eros House, Piccadilly Circus, S.W.i ; D. J. 
James, Cinema House, 225, Oxford St., W.i ; J. Jarratt, Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 
Bucknall St., W.C.i ; Roland Lea, 30-31, Golden Sq., W.i ; Morris M. Levy, E. H. Lundy, New 
Gallery House, Regent St., W.i ; L. Morris, 52, Shaftesbury Ave., W.i ; J. W. Perry, 5, North 
End Rd., Golders Green, N.W ; D. Rafer, New Empire Cinema, High St., Staines ; C. H. Russ, 
New Gallery House, Regent St., W.i ; F. C. Self, Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, Bucknall 
St., W.C.i ; Dennis C. Walls, Midland Bank House, 26, Cross St.. Manchester. 

Delegates : C. G. Bernstein, J. W. Davies. R. H. Dewes, T. H. Fligelstone, Thomas France, 
A. Freedman, Major A. J. Gale, O.B E., J. P., Roland Lea, Lt.-Col. S. K. Lewis, E. H. Lundv 
C. A. Mathes, C. H. Russ, F. C. Self. 

MANCHESTER, SALFORD AND DISTRICT BRANCH— 32, Cromford House, Cromford Court, Market 
St., Manchester, 4. Tel. : Blackfriars 5758. 

Chairman : R. W. Fox, Princes Cinema, Monton, nr. Manchester. 

Vice-Chairman : E. Hamson, 120, Heaton Moor Rd., Stockport. 

Immediate Past-Chairman : T. S. Dawson, New Church Hall, Culcheth, nr. Warrington. 

Treasurer : A. Snape, A.S.A.A., Corn Exchange Buildings (Suite 395), 27, Fennei St., Manchester, 4. 

Secretary : T. E. Robinson, F.C.I.S., 32, Cromford House, Cromford Court, Market St., Manchester, 4. 

Trustees : H. Newbould, 109, Hardy Mill Rd., Harwood, Bolton, Lanes. ; T. S. Dawson, A. Caplan, 
Lypiatt House, Lypiatt Rd., Cheltenham. 

Committee : R. W. Fox, E. Hamson, A. Snape, A.S.A.A. ; H. Newbould, W. Hockman, Gaumont 
Theatre, Oxford St., Manchester ; L. Fancourt, 2, Mount St., Manchester ; A. Abbott, Regent 
Super Cinema, Fallowfield ; A. Caplan, G. Dewhurst, Greenhill Cinema, Manchester ; D. L. Jones, 
New Central Cinema, Pendleton, Salford ; W. Miller, Messrs. Ogdens Cinema Circuit, 196, Deans- 
gate, Manchester, 3 ; A. W. Rifkin, Apollo Cinema, Stockport Rd., Ardwick, Manchester ; 
A. E. Wright, 44, Peel Moat Rd., Heaton Moor, Stockport; H. Moorhouse; H. Jackson. 

Delegates : R. W. Fox, E. Hamson, T. E. Robinson, F.C.I.S. 



NORTHERN BRANCH — Grainger Chambers, 104, Grainger St., Newcastle-on-Tyne, 1. Tel. : New- 
castle 21712. 

Chairman : The Hon. W. Westwood, Tatler Chambers, 147-149, Northumberland St., Newcastle. 

Vice-Chairman : Fred Jordan, 147, Northumberland St., Newcastle. 1. 

Immediate Past-Chairman : E. R. Eadie, Apollo Cinema, Birtley, Co. Durham. 

Treasurer : S. Bamford, 9, Eldon Sq., Newcastle-on-Tyne, 1. 

Secretary: Alfred Smith, F.C.I.S., Grainger Chambers, 104, Grainger Street, Newcastle. 

Trustees : S. Bamford, 9, Eldon Sq., Newcastle-on-Tyne, 1 ; J. H. Dawe, Tavistock House, 
Dunholme Rd., Newcastle, 4 ; W. S. Gibson, 4, Palladium Buildings, Eastbourne Rd., Middles- 
brough. 

Committee: Hon.W.Westwood.W.Carr, C.Chipchase, F.C.A.,"Lathbury," Cotherstone, Barnard Castle, 
Co. Durham ; W. S. Gibson, E. J. Hinge, 147-149, Northumberland St., Newcastle, 1 ; F. Jordan, 
147-149, Northumberland St., Newcastle, 1 ; F. W. Morrison, " Greenbank," Dunston Hill, Dun- 
ston-on-Tyne ; T. H. Scott, Queen's Hail, Hexham, Northumberland ; J. C. Bell, Brighton Electric 
Cinema, Westgate Rd., Newcastle-on-Tyne ; A. Buglass, Bensham Picture House, Bensham, 
Gateshead ; Carter Crowe, 52, Stowell St., Newcastle-on-Tyne ; S. Dawe, 8, Moor Place, Gosforth, 



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Newcastle-on-Tyne, 3 ; R. Gilberston, Royalty Cinema, Gosforth, Newcastle-on-Tyne, 3 ; T. F.. 
Massicks, Smelts Theatres, Ltd., 125, Westgate Rd., Newcastle ; B. Renwick, Bamboro Electric 
Theatre, Byker, Newcastle-on-Tyne, 6 ; J S. Snell, 147-149, Northumberland St., Newcastle, 1 ; 
Sol. Sheckman, Norwich Union Buildings, 42, Westgate Rd., Newcastle ; W. B. Thompson, 4, 
Palladium Buildings, Eastbourne Rd., Middlesbrough ; D. Turnball, Haselock Chambers, 
Fawcett St., Sunderland ; R. C. Sidney-Willmot, Odeon. 
Delegates : W. Carr, C. Chipchase, F.C.A. ; W. S. Gibson, E. J. Hinge, F. Jordan, T. F. Massicks, 
F. W. Morrison, The Hon. W. Westwood. 



NORTHERN IRELAND BRANCH— 27, Garfield Chambers, Royal Avenue, Belfast. Tel. : Belfast 26747. 

Chairman' : L. Hyman, J. P., 6, Howard St. South, Belfast. 

Vice-Chairman : Major G. Lodge, M.B.E., Imperial, Cornmarket, Belfast. 

Immediate Past-Chairman : B. K. McGuigan, 29, Donegal! St., Belfast. 

Treasurer : Stanley Bass, Whitehall Buildings, 13, Ann St., Belfast. 

Secretary : Edmond Bryans, A.C.A., 27, Garfield Chambers, Royal Ave., Belfast. 

Trustees : P. Murray Bass, Whitehall Buildings, Ann St., Belfast ; J. D. Russell, Ritz Cinema, 
Fisherwick Place, Belfast ; T. J. Furey, 133, Royal Ave., Belfast. 

Committee : L. Hyman, J. P. ; H. Wilton, Stanley Bass, B. K. McGuigan, Edmond Bryans, A.C.A. ; 
T. H. Macdermott, Classic Cinema, Belfast ; George Lodge, M.B.E., Imperial Cinema, Cornmarket, 
Belfast ; Ferris Pounds, Whitehall Buildings, Ann St., Belfast ; J. D. Russell, T. J. Furey, Noel 
Donaghy, Country Cinema, Omagh ; James Curran, Capitol Cinema, Belfast. 



NORTH LINCOLNSHIRE BRANCH— Plaza Cinema, 128, Cleethorpe Rd., Grimsby. Tel.: Grimsby 

3i3i- 
Chairman : T. Dawson Bell, Theatre Royal, Cleethorpes. 
Vice-Chairman : Capt. R. C. Freeman. 
Treasurer : Ryall B. Jones, Giobe Cinema, Grimsby. 
Secretary : Charles Clow, Plaza Cinema, Grimsby. 

Trustees : T. Dawson Bell ; Capt. R. C. Freeman ; D. Heughan, Regent Cinema, Sheffield. 
Committee : T. Dawson Bell, Capt. R. C. Freeman, A. Chant, J. G. Laws, Jack Edmundson, Ryall 

B. Jones, D. Heughan, C. Wheatman, Savoy Cinema, Leicester; J. B. O'Keefe, Rex Cinema, 

Grimsby ; Alfred Blank, Majestic Cinema, Scunthorpe. 
Delegate : T. Dawson Bell. 



NORTH STAFFORDSHIRE BRANCH— 17, Albion St., Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. Tel.: Stoke-on- 
Trent 29591. 

Chairman : F. V. Chambers, Roxy Cinema, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. 

Vice-Chairman : L. Myatt, The Alhambra, Normacot, Longton, Stoke-on-Trent. 

Immediate Past-Chairman: J. C Barrington,' Palace Cinema, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. 

Treasurer : L. Myatt. 

Secretary : T. A. Grant, A.C.A., 17, Albion Street, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. 

Trustees : J. C. Barrington, Coun. G. L. Barber, Regent, Tunstall, Stoke-on-Trent ; E. Sillito, 
Roxy Cinema, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent. 

Committee : F. V. Chambers, J. C. Barrington, L. Myatt, W. A. Hockman, Empire, Hanley, Stoke- 
on-Trent ; E. W. Simmonds, Picture House, Stafford ; F. Follows, Royal, Longton, Stoke-on- 
Trent ; C. Radford, Capitol, Hanley, Stoke-on-Trent ; J. Mervyn Yardley, Odeon, Hanley, Stoke- 
on-Trent ; A. Hitchen, Palace Cinema, Burslem, Stoke-on-Trent. 

Delegates : F. V. Chambers, Coun. G. L. Barber. 

NORTH WESTERN BRANCH— Lloyds Bank Buildings, n-13, Victoria Street, Liverpool, 2. Tel.: 
Central 7931. 

Chairman : W. J. Speakman, 126, Bold St., Liverpool, 1. 

Vice-Chairman : R. H. Godfrey, Empress, Runcorn, Cheshire. 

Immediate Past-Chairman: Llewellyn Edwards. J. P., " Englefield," Russell Rd., Rhyl, N. Wales. 

Treasurer : S. Dallow, A.C.A., Lloyds Bank Buildings, 11-13, Victoria Street, Liverpool, 2 

Secretary : G Dudley West, F.C.A., Lloyds Bank Buildings, n-13, Victoria Street, Liverpool, 2. 

Trustees : P. M. Hanmer, 51A, Rodney Street, Liverpool, 1 ; J. R. Saronie, Scala Cinema, Prestatyn, 
North Wales ; W. J. Speakman. 

Committee : Llewellyn Edwards, J. P. ; W. J. Speakman, P. F. Inkester, S. Dallow, A.C.A. ; 
G. Dudley West, F.C.A. ; C. Burns, Gem Picture House, Vescock St., Liverpool, 5 ; R. H. Godfrey, 
Empress Theatre, Runcorn, Cheshire ; A. Gregory, Carlton Cinema, Green Lane, Tuebrook, 
Liverpool ; H. Griffiths, Capitol Super Cinema, Wallasey ; P. M. Hanmer ; R. P. Rutherford, 
Queen's Cinema, Wallasey ; A. Keen, 3, Rialto Buildings, Upper Parliament St., Liverpool, 8 ; 
W. J. McAree, Plaza Cinema, Borough Rd., Birkenhead ; J. R. Saronie, F. W. Stollard, Forum 
Cinema, Lime Street, Liverpool, 2 ; N. Snell, 3, Rialto Buildings, Upper Parliament St., Liverpool 8 ; 
J. Ward, 3, Rialto Buildings, Upper Parliament St., Liverpool, 8 ; L. B. Fancourt, Odeon Theatres, 
Ltd., Mount St., Albert Square, Manchester, 2 ; H. J. Crowther, Savoy Cinema, Argyle St., 
Birkenhead ; R. H. Allen, Empress Theatre, Runcorn ; W. Howarth, Odeon Theatre, Crosby Rd. 
North, Waterloo, Liverpool, 22 ; W. Prescott, Savoy Cinema, Bridge St., St. Helens ; E. H. Whittell, 
Empress Cinema, Eldon St., Preston, Lanes ; J. B. Robinson ; N. Craig ; A. Wood. 

Delegates : Llewellyn Edwards, J. P. ; W. J. Speakman, L. B. Fancourt, R. P. Rutherford, Queen's 
Cinema, Poulton Rd., Wallasey ; J. R. Saronie, R. H. Godfrey, G. Dudley West, F.C.A. 



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NOTT8 AND DERBY BRANCH — 'General Buildings, Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham. Tel. : Notting- 
ham 44584. 

Chairman : Edward Mitchell, F.C.A., 71, Saltergate, Chesterfield. 

Vice-Chairman : R. J. Black, Boulevard, Nottingham. 

Immediate Past-Chairman : H. Elton, Commerce Chambers, Elite Buildings, Parliament Street, 
Nottingham. 

Treasurer : E. C. Morris, Scala Theatre, Market t ., N ottingham. 

Secretary : Ralph F. Prior, A.C.A., General Buildings, Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham. 

Trustees : J. Pollard, J. P., Bentinck Chambers, Mansfield, Notts ; Fred. A. Prior, F.S.A.A., General 
Buildings, Bridlesmith Gate, Nottingham ; J. Langham Brown, Empire, Long Eaton. 

Committee : H. Elton, E. Mitchell, F.C.A. ; j. Langham Brown, Ralph F. Prior, A.C.A. ; E. C. 
Morris, Nottingham ; W. Brock ; H. Goodman ; L. Wilkinson ; J. E. Harmston, Imperial Picture 
House, Wilford Rd., Nottingham ; F. A. Prior, F.S.A.A. Nottinghamshire : Coun. J. Drew, 
28, Briargate, Long Eaton, nr. Nottingham ; C. Dunkley ; H. P. Chant ; C. Shapeero, Burton 
Buildings, Parliament St., Nottingham ; G. Whitfield, Regent Cinema, East Kirkby, Notts. 
Derbyshire : R. J. Black, Boulevard Theatre, Radford Rd., Nottingham ; J. Pollard, J. P. ; Mrs. 
J. G. Austen Read, Picture House, Babington Lane, Derby ; J. A. Rogers, Regors Cinema, Creswell. 
Derbyshire ; E. Rudge, Victoria Picture House, Knifesmith Gate, Chesterfield ; J. Langh.un-Brown ; 
F. Brailsford ; A. Bavlis ; G. Elev. 

Delegates : J. Pollard,' J. P. ; H. Elton, Coun. J. Drew, R. J. Black. 



PORTSMOUTH AND ISLE OF WIGHT BRANCH— 75, West St., Fareham, Hants. Tel : Fareham 

3056. 
Chairman : J. Holland, Shaftesbury, Portsmouth. 
Vice-Chairman : W. Elliott, Majestic, Portsmouth. 
Immediate Past-Chairman: C. Clark, Theatre Royal, Portsmouth. 
Treasurer : F. B. B. Blake, The Empire, Havant. 
Secretary : A. Daniels, F.S.A.A., 75, West Street, Fareham, Hants. 
Trustees : C. Clarke, W. C. Elliott, Majestic Cinema, Portsmouth ; P. J. Milsom, Theatre Royal 

Ryde, Isle of Wight. 
Committee : C. Clarke, J. Holland, F. B. B. Blake, A. Daniels, F.S.A.A. ; W. C. Elliott, — . Latham, 

S. Webb, P. J. Milsom, E. E. Brock, The Regent, Brighton; P. Reed, Odeon Cinema, North End, 

Portsmouth. 
Delegates : C. Clarke, F. B. B. Blake. 



SCOTTISH BRANCH— Gordon Chambers, 90, Mitchell St., Glasgow, C.i. Tel. : Central 8433. 

Chairman : George Kemp, La Scala, Saltcoats. 

Vice-Chairman : W. J. McGuire, Edinburgh. 

Immediate Past-Chairman : James Wallace, Ardnell, St. Meddans St., Troon. 

Treasurer : Herbert J. Green, J. P., Playhouse Buildings, Renfrew St., Glasgow. 

Secretary : John R. Turner, C.A., 90, Mitchell St., Glasgow. 

Trustees : R. V. Singleton, J. P., Cosmo Cinema, Rose St., Glasgow ; Dr. James Welsh, 1, Endfield 
Ave., Glasgow, W.2. ; A. S. Albin, 25, Viewforth, Edinburgh. 

Committee : James Wallace ; Geo. Kemp ; Herbert J. Green, J. P. ; John R. Turner, C.A. ; Geo. 
Taylor, J. P., Partick Picture House, Merkland St., Glasgow ; Dr. James Welsh ; D. A. Stewart, 
105, Vincent St., Glasgow ; K. M. Dunn ; W. M. Hamilton ; L. F. Priest, Regal, Bathgate ; R. 
McLaughlin, C.A., 5, Coates Place, Edinburgh ; J. McGuire, Astoria, Corstorphine, Edinburgh ; 
Win. Page, Bannerman House, 27, South Tay St., Dundee ; J. Patrick Jeffrey, C.A., 230, Union 
St., Aberdeen ; J. F. Cook, Electric Theatre, Dumfries. 

Delegates : J. Wallace ; George Kemp, La Scala, Saltcoats ; Sir A. B. King, C.B.E., J. P., 190, West 
Regent Street, Glasgow ; Geo. Singleton, Cosmo Cinema, Rose Street, Glasgow ; Herbert 
J. Green, J. P. ; G. Urie Scott, 181, West Regent St., Glasgow ; J. S. Dunbar, New Savoy, Hope 
St., Glasgow ; Wm. H. Albin, State Cinema, Leith ; Miss M. F. Mcintosh, Princess Theatre, Hawkill, 
Dundee; Ritson Bennell, New Savoy Cinema, Hope St., Glasgow; L. D. Dickson, "Mora" 
Bo'ness ; J. Patrick Jeffrey, C.A. 



SHEFFIELD AND DISTRICT BRANCH^Hoole's Chambers, 47, Bank St., Sheffield. Tel. : Sheffield 
25907- 

Chairman : Percy Toothill, 11, Figtree Lane, Sheffield. 

Vice-Chairman : Dudley D. Craig. 

Immediate Past-Chairman : W. C. Harte, Premier P.P., Rotherham. 

Treasurer : A. G. Smeeton, 4, Howard St., Sheffield. 

Secretary : .Arnold R. Favell, A.S.A.A., 47, Bank St., Sheffield, 1. 

Trustees: S. Kirkham, 269, Dobcroft Rd., Sheffield; L. Shaw, Sheffield Picture Palace, Union 
St., Sheffield ; E. C. Clayton, 70, The Moor, Sheffield. 

Committee : W. C. Harte, P. Toothill, A. G. Smeeton, Coun. H. S. Gent, D. Heughan, The Regent, 
Barker's Pool Sheffield ; L. Shaw, T. F. McDonald, E. C. Clayton, A. Snape, 69, Tom Lane, Sheffield; 
F. S. Neale, Unity Picture Palace, Langsett Rd., Sheffield ; C. Phoenix, Phoenix Theatre, Hills- 
borough ; J. T. Dobson, 461, Abbey Lane, Sheffield ; F. H. Williamson, The Wicker Picture Palace, 
Sheffield ; J. W. Keeton, 572, City Rd., Sheffield ; J. Pickles, 26, Folds Lane, Sheffield ; S. Kirkham, 
269, Dobcroft Rd., Sheffield ; D. C. Walls, Howden Hall, Silsden, nr. Keighley, Vorks ; B. H. 
Lawrence, The Regal, Staniforth Rd., Sheffield. 

Delegates : Percy Toothill, Coun. H. S. Gent, W. C. Harte. 



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SOUTH AND EAST LANCS DISTRICT BRANCH— 32, Cromford House, Cromford Court, Market St., 

Manchester, 4. Tel. : Blackfriars 5758. 
Chairman : Coun. J. C. Whitaker, Empire Cinema, Oswaldtwistle, Lanes. 
Vice-chairman : H. Hoyle, Empire Cinema, Haslingden, Lanes. 

Immediate Past-Chairman : Coun. W. Woolstencroft, J. P., Hippodrome, Leigh, Lanes. 
Treasurer : J. Mather, La Scala, Bury. 

Secretary : Chas. Littler, 32, Cromford House, Cromford Court, Market St., Manchester, 4. 
Trustees: H. Hoyle, Empire, Haslingden, Lanes.; A. Peel, Majestic Cinema, Nelson; J. J. 

McCracken, Newgate Chambers, Rochdale, Lanes. 
Committee : Coun. J. C. Whitaker, H. Hoyle, Coun. W. Woolstencroft, J. P. , Chas. Littler, J. Mather, 

A. Peel, W. W. Lloyd, Savoy Cinema, Oldham ; W. H. Ellwood, Plaza Cinema, Stockport; H. Smith, 

Cinema House, Hale, Cheshire ; W. Hodgson, Palace Cinema, Bury Old Rd., Bolton, Lanes ; 

J. J. McCracken, J. Brearley, 97, Bridge St., Manchester, 3 ; L. B. Fanconrt. 
Delegates : Coun. J. C. Whitaker, Coun. W. Woolstencroft, J. P. ; J. J. McCracken, J. Mather, 

H. Hoyle. 

SOUTHERN MIDLANDS BRANCH— Central Cinema, Cheshunt, Herts. Tel. : Waltham Cross 2250. 

Chairman : H. D. Pascoe, 55, Abington St., Northampton. 

Yice-Chairman : Theo. H. Fligelstone, Chesham House, 154, Regent St., W.i. 

Immediate Past-Chairman : Major A. J. Gale, Gaumount Super Cinemas, Eros House, Piccadilly, 

London, W.i. 
Treasurer : R. Chetham, Plaza Cinema, Bedford. 
Secretary : Coun. E. J. Carpenter, Central Cinema, Cheshunt, Herts. 
Trustees: Coun. L. Salmons, J. P., " Sunnyside," Newport Pagnell ; W. Southan Morris, Morris 

House, Jermyn St., W.i ; H. D. Pascoe. 
Committee : Dennis C. Walls, N. A. Ayres, Astonia Cinema, Baldock, Herts. ; R. Chetham, R. H. 

Dews, Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, Bucknall Street, W.C.i ; Lt.-Col. S. K. Lewis, 

Associated British Cinemas, 30-31, Golden Square, W.i ; E. H. Lundy, 123, Regent St., London, 

W.i ; John Jarratt, Odeon Theatres, Albion House, Bucknall St., W.C.i ; H. D. Pascoe ; Col. 

Theo. H. Fligelstone, M.C. 
Delegates : H. D. Pascoe, Dennis C. Walls, R. H. Heaslewood, Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Exchange 

Buildings, Stevenson Place, Birmingham, 2. 

SOUTH WALES AND MONMOUTHSHIRE BRANCH— 3, Park Place, Cardiff. Tel. : Cardiff 729. 

Chairman : Charles Isaacs, 2, Southcourt Rd., Cardiff. 

Vice-Chairman : Wyndham Lewis, Cardiff. 

Immediate Past-Chairman : A. Jackson Withers, 786, Newport Kd., Ruinney Hill, Cardiff. 

Treasurer : A. B. Watts, F.S.A.A., 12, Museum Place, Cardiff. 

Secretary : W. J. Fooks, F.S.A.A., 3, Park Place, Cardiff. 

Trustees : W. Berriman, Mount Pleasant, Maesycoed, Pontypridd ; F. A. Cam, New Hall, Bargoed ; 

B. A. Lobley, Tivoli Cinema, Barry. 
Committee : A. Jackson Withers ; C. Isaacs ; J. Morgan ; A. B. Watts, F.S.A.A. ; W. J. Fooks, 

F.S.A.A. ; W. Berriman ; F. A. Cam ; B. A. Lobley ; W. Hyman, 43, Eaton Crescent, Swansea ; 

H. Jones, Welfare Hall, Glyn Neath ; J. Meredith Jones, Workmen's Hall, Nantymoel ; T. E. 

Merrels, Tivoli Cinema, Mumbles, Swansea ; A. Morgan, 1 1, Lower Waun St., Blaenavon ; W. Lewis 

Smith, New Theatre, Mountain Ash ; J. E. Taylor, 5, Milbourne Chambers, Merthyr Tydfil ; P. 

Norman Wright, Lyceum, Newport (Mon.). 
Delegates : A. Jackson Withers, C. Isaacs, Wyndham Lewis, W. J. Morris, Richard Dooner, A. B. 

Watts. 

SUSSEX BRANCH— 75, West St., Fareham, Hants. Tel. : Fareham 3056. 

Chairman : F. C. Maplesden, Radio Centre Theatre, East Grinstead. 

Vice-Chairman : R. H. Ainsworth, Regent Theatre, Brighton. 

Immediate Past-Chairman : Coun. R. E. Richards, The Picturedrome, Eastbourne. 

Treasurer : R. Briggs, 2, Paddock Terrace, Lewes, Sussex. 

Secretary : A. Daniels, F.S.A.A., 75, West St., Fareham, Hants. 

Trustees : Coun. R. E. Richards, C. A. Seebold, The Rivoli, Worthing ; D. Benjamin, The Princes, 

Brighton. 
Committee : D. Benjamin, H. Jacobs, The Curzon, Brighton ; E. Thompson, Rothbury Cinema, 

Portslade-by-Sea ; Coun. R. E. Richards, F. C. Self, Odeon Theatre, Bognor Regis ; S. Mills, 

The Astoria, Brighton ; R. H. Ainsworth ; A. J. Sadler, The Astoria, Brighton ; E. E. Brock, The 

Regent Cinema, Brighton ; F. C. Maplesden ; R. Briggs. 
Delegates : Coun. R. E. Richards, S. Mills. 

WEST LANCASHIRE BRANCH— 75, X>uke St., Barrow-in-Furness. Tel.: Barrow-in-Furness 429. 

Chairman : Coun. Henry Simpson, The Homestead, Kilner Park, Ulverston, Lanes. 

Vice-Chairman : Coun. H. R. V. Addenbrooke, Tower Theatre, Morecambe. 

Immediate Past-Chairman : James Atroy, Picturedrome, Church St., Lancaster. 

Treasurer : J. T. Reardon, 13, Dalton Square, Lancaster. 

Secretary : J. F. Dobson, F.C.I.S., 75, Duke St., Barrow-in-Furness. 

Trustees : Coun. Henry Simpson, Coun. H. R. V. Addenbrooke, James Altroy. 

Committee : Coun. Henry Simpson, Coun. H. R. V. Addenbrooke, James Altroy, J. T. Reardon, J. F. 

Dobson, F.C.I. S. ; E. Angers, Palladium, Church St., Preston ; T. Cribble, Pavilion, Cleveleys ; 

J. V. Sanders, Odeon Theatre, Euston Rd., Morecambe ; L. B. Fancourt, 2, Mount St., Albert 

Square, Manchester, 2 ; F. Fennell, Imperial Picture Palace, Dickson Rd., Blackpool ; E. H, 

Whittell ; E. Forghan. 
Delegates : Coun. Henry Simpson, J. F. Dobson, F.C.I.S. 



106 The Kinematograph Year Book. 

The Kinematograph Renters' Society Ltd. 

30, OLD COMPTON STREET, W.l. Tel.: Gerrard 4383-90. 



PRESIDENT : 
Major R. P. Baker, F.C.A. 

HON. TREASURER : 
F. W. Baker. 

SECRETARY : 
Frank Hill, M.V.O., F.C.I.S. 

COUNCIL. 

Anglo-American Film Corporation, Metro-Goldwyn -Mayer Pictures, Ltd. 

Ltd. Paramount Film Service, Ltd. 

British Lion Film Corporation, Ltd. Pathe Pictures, Ltd. 

Butcher's Film Service, Ltd. RKO-Radio Pictures, Ltd. 

Columbia Pictures Corporation, Ltd. Twentieth Century -Fox Film Co., 
Eagle-Lion Distributors, Ltd. Ltd. 

Ealing Distribution, Ltd. United Artists Corporation, Ltd. 

General Film Distributors, Ltd. Warner Bros. Pictures, Ltd. 

SOLICITOR. 

Hugh V. Harraway, 2, Field Court, Gray's Inn, W.C.I. 

LIST OF MEMBERS. 

LONDON. 

Anglo-American Film Corporation, Ltd. National Screen Service, Ltd. 

British Lion Film Corporation, Ltd. Paramount Film Service, Ltd. 

Butcher's Film Service, Ltd. Pathe Pictures Ltd 

Columbia Pictures Corporation. Ltd. RKO-Radio Pictures, Ltd. 

Eagle-Lion Distributors, Ltd. Sherwood Films Ltd 

Ealing Distribution, Ltd. Twentieth Century-Fox Film Co., Ltd. 

General British Distributors, Ltd. United Artists Corporation, Ltd. 

International Film Renters, Ltd. Warner Bros. Pictures, Ltd. 
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Ltd. 

PROVINCIAL CENTRES. 

Mamchester. — Mancunian Film Corporation, Ltd. 

Glasgow. — Centred at 173, St. Vincent Street. (Secretary, A. Levy.) 

Dublin. — Centred at 34, Lower Abbey Street. (Secretaries, Taylor, Son and Robinson.) 

OBJECTS. 

(a) To promote and protect in every possible legal manner the interests, 
financial welfare and success of the kinematograph film-renting trade, and to 
devise means to promote co-operation amongst those engaged in the kine- 
matograph industry for the protection of their mutual interests. 

(b) To watch and keep records for reference and comparison of all matters 
in any way affecting the kinematograph industry and of all developments 
thereof, and by the united opinion and experiences of the members of the 
Society to decide upon and initiate and support proper methods for dealing 
with any contingency affecting the kinematograph trade or the members of 
the Society that may arise. 

(c) To procure information for members of the Society as to the standing 
and responsibility of parties with whom they propose to transact business. 

{d) To give legal advice to members of the Society. 

(e) To promote, organise and carry on such charitable institution work of 
funds and for such purposes as shall be thought fit, 



Trade Organisations. 107 

British Film Producers' Association 

Seymour House, 17, Waterloo Place, S.W.I. Tel.: Whitehall 1986/7/8. 
Grams : Brifpax Piccy London. 



PRESIDENT : 
J. Arthur Rank, D.L., J. P. 

Representatives on the Cinematograph Films Council : 
J. Arthur Rank, D.L., J. P., Sir Alexander Korda. 

Members of Executive Council : 
G. Archibald (Independent Producers, Ltd.). 

F. W. Baker (Butcher's Film Service, Ltd.). 
Major R. P. Baker, F.C.A. (Ealing Studios, Ltd.). 

G. L. Blattner (Worton Hall Studios (1944), Ltd.). 
Sydney Box (Gainsborough Pictures (1928), Ltd.). 

Jack Buchanan (Studio Holdings Trust, Ltd. (Twickenham)). 

John Corfield (John Corfield Productions, Ltd.). 

R. J. Eagle (Riverside Studios, Ltd.). 

Edwin A. Davis (Production Facilities (Films), Ltd.). 

A. Havelock- Allan (Cineguild, Ltd.). 

Frank Launder (Individual Pictures, Ltd.). 

Norman Loudon (Sound City (Films), Ltd.). 

F. del Giudice (Two Cities Films, Ltd.). 

Marcel Hellman (Excelsior Film Productions, Ltd.). 

L. H. Jackson (British National Films, Ltd.). 

Cmdr. Sir Arthur W. Jarratt (British Lion Film Corporation, Ltd.). 

Sir Alexander Korda (alternate H. G. Boxall) (London Film Productions, 

Ltd.). 
Gabriel Pascal (alternate Josef Somlo), (Pascal Film Productions, Ltd.). 
Michael Powell (alternate Emeric Pressburger) (The Archers Film Pro- 
ductions, Ltd.). 
Spencer M. Reis (D. & P. Studios, Ltd.). 

E. G. Roy (alternate W. Norris) (Archibald Nettlefold Productions, Ltd.). 
Paul Soskin (Conqueror .Films, Ltd.). 
John Sutro (Ortus Films, Ltd.). 
Warwick Ward (Associated British Picture Corporation, Ltd.). 

DIRECTOR-GENERAL : 
Sir Henry L. French, G.B.E., K.C.B. 

GENERAL SECRETARY : 
E. W. Wingrove, A.C.I.S. 

ORGANISATIONS WHICH ARE MEMBERS OF THE ASSOCIATION. 

Producing Companies. 
The Archers Film Productions, Ltd., 120, Dorset House, Gloucester 

Place, N.W.I. Welbeck 1226. 
Associated British Picture Corporation, Ltd., Film House, Wardour 

Street, W.l. Gerrard 4314. 
British Lion Film Corporation, Ltd., 76/78, Wardour Street, W.l. 

Gerrard 2882. 
British National Films, Ltd., National Studios, Boreham Wood, Elstree, 

Herts. Elstree 1644. 
Butcher's Film Service, Ltd., 175, Wardour Street, W.l. Gerrard 7282. 
Cineguild, Ltd., Pinewood Studios, Iver Heaths, Bucks. Iver 700. 



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Conqueror Films, Ltd., Moorgate Hall, Moorgate, E.C.2. Monarch 9481/2/3. 
John Corfield Productions, Ltd., Panton House, 25, Haymarket, S.W.I. 

Abbey 6044/2839. 
Ealing Studios, Ltd., Ealing Green, W.5. Ealing 6761. 
Excelsior Film Productions, Ltd., 4, Tilney Street, Park Lane, W.l. 

Grosvenor 2446. 
Gainsborough Pictures (1928), Ltd., Lime Grove Studios, Shepherd's 

Bush, W.l 2. Shep. Bush 12-10. 
Independent Producers, Ltd., Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Bucks. 

Iver 700. 
Individual Pictures, Ltd., 44-45, Pall Mall, S.W.I. Whitehall 6361. 
London Film Productions, Ltd., 146, Piccadilly, W.l. Mayfair 8272. 
Ortus Films, Ltd., 45, Clarges Street, W.l. Grosvenor 3312. 
Pascal Film Productions, Ltd., Mumford's Farm, Chalfont St. Peter's, 

Bucks. Gerrards Cross 3613. 
Two Cities Films, Ltd., 15, Hanover Square, W.l. Mayfair 1227 and 

Denham 2345. 

Other Companies. 
Production Facilities (Films), Ltd., Denham Studios, Denham, Bucks. 
Denham 2345. 

Studios. 

Denham Studios, Denham, Nr. Uxbridge, Middlesex. Denham 2345. 

Ealing Studios, Ealing Green, W.5. Ealing 6761. 

Gainsborough Studios, Poole Street, Islington, N.l. Clerkenwell 1271. 

Highbury Studios, 96a/98, Highburv New Park, Highburv, N.5. Clis- 
sold 3784. ' 

Lime Grove Studios, Shepherd's Bush, W.l 2. Shepherd's Bush 1210. 

National Studios, Boreham Wood, Elstree, Herts. Elstree 1644. 

Archibald Nettlefold Productions, Hurst Grove, Walton-on-Tharmes. 
Walton-on-Thames 2414/5. 

Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Bucks. Iver 700. 

Riverside Studios, Crisp Road, Hammersmith, W.6. Riverside 3012/3/4. 

Sound City (Films), Ltd., Sound City, Shepperton, Middx. Chertsey 2211. 

Studio Holdings Trust, Ltd., Twickenham Studios, St. Margarets, Twicken- 
ham, Middx. Whitehall 3661/2. 

Welwyn Studios (A.B.P.C), Welwyn Gardeir City, Herts. Welwvn 
Garden 3241. 

Worton Hall Studios (1944), Ltd., Worton Road, Isleworth, Middx. 
Hounslow 2323. 

OBJECTS. 

(a) To protect and assist its Members in all ways affecting them as Film 
Producers and/or Film Studio Owners. 

(b) To enter into agreements and/or undertaking on their behalf. 

(c) To appoint individuals to represent them and/or the Film Production 
Industry on Councils, Committees, Deputations, Panels and other bodies. 

(d) To regulate the inter-relationship between Members of the Association. 

(e) To provide for the consideration and settlement of all matters affecting 
the Film Production Industry that may arise. 

(/) To promote the interests and advancement of the British Film Production 
Industry in Great Britain and overseas. 

(g) To do all such other lawful things as may be incidental to the carrying 
out of the above objects. 



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The Association has also instituted a scheme for the Registration of Film 
Titles for the mutual information and protection of its members, and, 
further, acts as agent on behalf of the Board of Trade for the issue of rationed 
clothing and other material to film studios. 

Membership of the Association shall be open to Persons, Associations, Groups 
and Companies who are — 

(a) British Film Producers, British Film Studio Owners, or British Film 
Laboratories. 

{b) Other Film Producers, Studio Owners or Film Laboratories operating 
through a Company or Companies registered in Great Britain under the 
Companies Acts. 

(c) Associations or Groups, representing Sectional Interests within the Film 
Production Industry. 

(d) Independent persons appointed at the discretion of the Executive Council 
of the Association to be Honorary Members of, or to hold office in, the 
Association. 



ARMY KINEMA 
CORPORATION. 

36, Dover St., London, W.l. Tel. : 
Regent 8070. Grams : Aykacor, 
London. 

President of Council : Lieut. -Gen. 
Sir Daril G. Watson, K.C.B., 
C.B.E., M.C., A.D.C. (Quarter- 
master-General) . 

Board of Management. 

Chairman : Reginald C. Bromhead, 
F.C.A. 

Vice-Chairman : Rt. Hon. Sir Walter 
Walmersly, P.C., J. P. 

Civil Member : Colonel L. H. 
Gluckstein, K.C. 

Military Members : The Deputy 
Quartermaster - General ; The 

Director of Army Education ; 
The Deputy Director of Military 
Training. 

General Manager : Brig. N. M. 
Carstairs, C.B.E. (Ret.). 

Financial Secretary, Secretary to Council 
and Board of Management ; A. C. Maurice. 

Executive Manager : Lt. - Col. A. Key, 

O.B.E. (Ret.). 
Production Manager : A. F. Jackman. 
Entertainment Manager : G. Segal. 
Equipment Manager : W. C. Crawford. 
Distribution Manager : L. Baker. 



Objects : i. To produce and exhibit or arrange 
for the production and exhibition in all parts 
of the world of such cinematograph films as 
may be calculated to assist in the training or 
to promote the efficiency of members of His 
Majesty's military forces. 

2. To arrange through the cinema industry for 
the exhibition of and to exhibit in all parts of 
the world cinematograph films for the enter- 
tainment of members of His Majesty's military 
forces and their relatives and friends and, so 
far as may be expedient in connection there- 
with, for the entertainment also of members 
and the relatives and friends of members of 
His Majesty's naval or air forces or ot any 
nursing or other auxiliary service of His 
Majesty's naval or air forces or of any cadet 
force, training corps or other body having as 
an object thereof the training of persons for 
membership of His Majesty's naval or air 
forces or any nursing or auxiliary service 
thereof, and also for British Government 
employees serving under United Nations 
Organisations in ex-enemy territories. 

3. To utilise the facilities and services of the 
Corporation (so far as may be convenient and 
without prejudice to the attainment of the 
foregoing objects) for the production or 
exhibition of training or educational cine- 
matograph films for any Government Depart- 
ment. 

THE ASSOCIATION OF 
CINE TECHNICIANS. 

2, Soho Sq., London, W.l. Tel.: 
Gerrard 8506-8. 

President : The Hon. Anthony 
Asquith. 

Vice-Presidents : C. J. F. Wheeler, 
Kenneth Gordon, Ralph Bond, 
S. Cole. 

Hon. Treasurer : R. K. Neilson 
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Trustees : Geoffrey Bell, Basil 
Wright. 

General Secretary : George H. 
Elvin, F.C.I.S. 

Organisers : H. Craik, Mrs. B. Bond. 

Objects and Activities : Catering for film 
technicians and other employees of all depart- 
ments and grades, including the following : — 
Camera, Sound, Editing and Cutting, Art, 
Still, Floor and Production Staff, Scenario, 
Laboratory, Television, Newsreel, Raw Stock 
Manufacture. 

Affiliated to the Trades Union Congress and the 
Labour Party. Negotiation on behalf of 
members in all matters pertaining to salaries, 
hours, and other conditions of employment. 

Establishment and maintenance of Professional 
Status. 

Employment Bureau with accurate records of 
disengaged technicians of all departments and 
grades. 

Consultation with Authorities on employment 
of foreign technicians. 

Publication of The Cine Technician (six issues 
per annum). 

Educational Facilities, including Lectures and 
Film Shows. 

Social Activities, co-operation with kindred 
organisations in Great Britain and abroad. 



ASSOCIATED FILM CARRIERS 
OF GREAT BRITAIN. 

82, Victoria St., London, S.W.I. Tel. : 
Victoria 5069. 

President : A. G. Dolphin. 

Vice-President : A. H. Middleton. 

Secretary : G. Dickinson. 

Hon. Treasurer : F. H. Richards, 
F.L.A.A. 

Objects : — To promote, protect and develop 
the general interests of the film transport 
industry and persons and bodies engaged in, 
or concerned with, the supply and transport 
of cinematograph films and accessories by 
road. 

THE ASSOCIATION OF FILM 
LABORATORY EMPLOYERS 

Queen's House, Leicester Square, 
London, W.C.2. Tel. : Gerrard7617. 

Chairman : Clifford W. Jeapes. 

Secretary : M. K. Reid,M.A.,LL.B. 

ASSOCIATION OF SPECIALISED 
FILM PRODUCERS. 

8, Berwick Street, London, W.l. 
Tel.: Gerrard 1510. Grams: 
Shorfil, Wesdo, London. 



Chairman : H. Bruce Woolfe. 

Secretary : Laurence G. Parker, 
M.A., LL.B. 

Objects : Formed as an official body to repre- 
sent the short film industry in Great Britain, 
and to advise Government Departments and 
other official bodies on all questions relating 
to short films. To promote and develop the 
use of short films generally, and to maintain ' 
liaison with other film trade organisations 
concerned in the promotion of the British film 
industry. 



THE ASSOCIATION OF 
THEATRE ORGANISTS. 

125, Shaftesbury Avenue, W.C.2. 

Chairman : Sydney Gustard. 

Hon. Secretary : Harry Norman. 

Executive Committee : Sydney Gus- 
tard, Thomas Dando, Cecil Chad- 
wick, John Madin, Andrew Fenner. 

THE BRITISH ACTORS' 
EQUITY ASSOCIATION. 

(Incorporating The Stage Guild. 
Registered No. 1973t). 

Imperial Bldgs., 56, Kingsway, 

London, W.C.2. Tel. : Chancery 

6924 ; Grams. : Britequity West- 
cent, London. 

President : Beatrix Lehmann. 



Vice - Presidents 
Honor Blair. 

General Secretary 
Rees. 



Lewis Casson, 



Llewellyn 



Hon. Adviser : Alfred M. Wall. 

Council, 1946-7 : — Dennis Arundell, Peggy 
Ashcrof t, Arthur Askey, Felix Aylmer, Wilfred 
Babbage (Treasurer), Leslie Banks, Clive 
Brook, Laidman Browne, Lewis Casson (Vice- 
President), Constance Cummings, Patric 
Curwen, Franklin Dyall, Edith Evans, Ronald 
Frankau, Gordon Harker, Leslie Henson, 
Charles Heslop, Walter Hudd, Beatrix Leh- 
mann (President), Elliot Mason, Mary Merrall, 
Phyllis Morris, Laurence Olivier, Ralph 
Richardson, John Ruddock, Athene Seyler, 
Sybil Thorndike, Austin Trevor, Guy Verney, 
Harold Warrender, Emlyn Williams, Diana 
Wynyard. Opera Section : Powell Lloyd. 
Ballet Section : Peggy Van Praagh. Chorus 
Section : Honor Blair (Vice-President), 
Gerald FitzGerald, Ivor Ingham, Denis 
O'Sullivan, Patricia Thorburn, Joan Wellden. 



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BRITISH BOARD OF 
FILM CENSORS. 

113-117, Wardour Street, London, 
W.l. Tel. : Gerrard 4851. 

President : The Rt. Hon. Lord 
Tyrrell of Avon, G.C.B., G.C.M.G., 
K.C.V.O. 

Secretary : J. Brooke Wilkinson. 



THE BRITISH FILM 
INSTITUTE. 

Great Russell St., London, W.C.2. 
Tel. : Museum 0607-8. 

President : The Duke of Sutherland, 
K.T. 

Board of Governors : Patrick 
Gordon Walker, M.P. (Chairman) ; 
F. W. Baker, Sir W. Ross Barker, 
K.C.I.E., C.B. ; E. G. Barnard ; 
A. C. Cameron, Professor B. If or 
Evans, Sir Henry French, G.B.E., 
K.C.B. ; W. R. Fuller ; Lt. - Col. 
Sir Thomas Moore, M.P. ; Hon. 
Eleanor Plumer, M.A. 

Director : Oliver Bell, M.A. 

Secretary : R. W. Dickenson, M.A. 

Objects : — The main purpose of the British 
Film Institute is to encourage the use and 
development of the cinematograph as a means 
of entertainment and instruction and to this 
end it undertakes : — 

(a) To act as a clearing house for information 
on all matters affecting films at home and 
abroad. 

(6) To influence public opinion to appreciate 
value of films as entertainment and instruc- 
tion. 

(c) To advise educational and other institutions 
on the supply, use and exhibition of films. 

(d) To act as a mesns of liaison between the 
trade and cultural and educational interests. 

(e) To undertake research into the various uses 
of the film and of allied visual and auditory 
apparatus. 

(/) To maintain a national repository of films 

of permanent value, 
(g) To catalogue educational and cultural films. 

(h) To give advice to Government Departments 
concerned with films. 

(*) To certify films as educational, cultural or 
scientific. 

(j) To undertake similar duties in relation to 
the Empire. 

(k) To establish branches and local associations 
to promote the objects of the Institute. 



BRITISH KINEMATOGRAPH 
SOCIETY. 

Dean House, 2, Dean St., London, 
W.l. Tel. : Gerrard 7368. 

President : I. D. Wrattcn. 

Vice-President : W. M. Harcourt. 

Hon. Secretary : E. Oram. 

Hon. Treasurer : P. H. Bastie. 

Secretary : R. Howard Cricks. 

Ordinary Members of Council : C. Cabirol. 
C. H. Champion, R. B. Hartley, L. Knopp, 
S. B. Swingler, A. W. Watkins, A. G. D. West 
(ex-officio), C. H. Bell (Theatre Division), 
W. Buckstone (Sub-Standard Division), 
B. Honri (Film Production Division)- 

Australian Representative : Alan William- 
son, General Film Distributors, Ltd., Liverpool 
House, Sydney, N.S.W. 

Indian Representative : Y. A. Fazalbhoy 
Bombay. 

Objects : The Scientific and Technical Society 
of the Industry. Its meetings are held 
normally from October to April in the Gaumont 
British Theatre, Wardour Street, and comprise 
lectures and demonstrations on all subjects of 
technical interest. The Society also provides 
courses of specialised technical instruction for 
its members, and is responsible for organising 
the course in Kinematography at the Regent 
Street Polytechnic. 

Divisions of the Society cater for the Theatre, 
Sub-Standard and Film Production sections 
of the Industry. 

The Society works in close co-operation with 
the C.E.A., the British Standards Institution, 
and the International Standards Association, 
by whom the Society is recognised as the 
technical representative of the British Film 
Industry. 

The Journal, in which appear full reports of its 
meetings, is published quarterly. 

Active or Associate membership of the Society 
is open to any person engaged in the Film 
Industry ; Student membership is open to 
persons under 21 taking an approved course 
in Kinematography. 



BRITISH POSTER ADVERTISING 
ASSOCIATION. 

48, Russell Square, London, W.C.I. 
Tel. : Museum 3234-5. Grams. : 
Disthene, Westcent, London. 



THE BRITISH SHORT FILM 
MAKERS' SOCIETY. 

(Limited by Guarantee). 

26-27, D'Arblay St., London, W.l. 
Tel.: Gerrard 4148. 



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Hon. Secretary and Treasurer : 
F. T. Lenton, F.A.I. A. 

Objects : — To promote and protect by all legal 
means the interests of persons, Arms and 
corporations engaged in the trade or business 
of making short cinematograph films and to 
express and represent the opinions of its 
members to Government Departments and 
others. 

To encourage and extend the use of short 
cinematograph films and to provide members 
and others with such advisory services as may 
be thought fit. 



THE BRITISH SOUND 
RECORDING ASSOCIATION. 

B.C.M. /B.S.R.A., London, W.C.I; 

or 
" Strathdee," Studley Rd., Torquay. 

Tel. : Torquay 87325. 

President : L. E. C. Hughes, Ph.D., 
B.Sc, A.M.I.E.E. 

Hon. General Secretary : R. W. 
Lowden, A.I.R.E., A.S.M.P.E. 

Hon. Technical Secretary : D. W. 
Aldous, F.R.S.A., M.Inst. E., 
A.S.M.P.E. 

Hon. Treasurer : L. R. H. Walker. 

Chairman of Executive Com- 
mittee : D. Davidson. 

Objects and Activities : Formed in 1936, for 
the primary purpose of uniting, in one organ- 
isation, all persons, particularly, but not 
exclusively, in Great Britain whether pro- 
fessionals or amateurs, engaged or interested 
in the art and science of sound recording. 

(a) To meet for discussion on all aspects of sound 
recording and reproduction by all known 
methods ; 

(b) To conduct experiments and research in the 
aforementioned methods ; 

(c) To hold lectures, demonstrations, and 
exhibitions ; 

(d) To visit places of interest ; 

(e) Mutually assist members by the interchange 
of ideas and experiences and by collecting and 
disseminating technical and other information 
in the form of an Association journal and other 
publications. 



THE CHRISTIAN CINEMA AND 
RELIGIOUS FILM SOCIETY. 

Church Walk, Dunstable. Tel. : 
Dunstable 377. 

President : The Archbishop of 
Canterbury. 



Vice-Presidents: The Archbishop 
of York, The Bishop of Lichfield, 
The Bishop of Liverpool, The Dean 
of Chichester, Rev. S. M. Berry, 
M.A., D.D. ; The Moderator of the 
Federal Council of Free Churches ; 
The Rt. Hon. Lord Daryngton, 
P.C. ; The Rt. Hon. Isaac Foot, 
P.C. ; J. Arthur Rank, D.L., J.P. 

Hon. Treasurer : H. L. R. 
Matthews, C.B.E., F.A.I. 

Hon. Secretaries: Rev. Benjamin 
Gregory, D.Litt., LL.D. ; Rev. 
Canon R. E. Parsons. M.A. 

Secretary : Capt. P. N. Corry 
(LA., retired). 



CINEMA CLUB, GLASGOW. 

(Instituted 1919). 

Founder and First President : 
Prince Bendon. 

Hon. President: Sir Alexander B. 
King, C.B.E., J.P. 

1947President: Jack Breckenbridgc. 

Hon. Treasurer: W. Carlas, Lome 
Picture House, Cornwall St. Tel.: 
Ibrox C324. 

Hon. Secretary : Wm. Kempsell, 
163, Hope St., Glasgow, C.2. 
(Central 3114-5). 

Objects : (1) Promotion of social intercourse 
among its members. Meets monthly, second 
Friday, for luncheon (except July and 
August). 

(2) To co-operate with and assist all schemes 
which have for their aim the advancement, 
welfare and success of the Cinematograph 
Trade in all its branches. 

Organisers of Annual Cinema Ball since 1919. 



CINEMATOGRAPH FILMS 
COUNCIL. 

Board of Trade, Millbank, London, 
S.W.I. Tel.: Whitehall 5140. 

(Appointed under the provisions of 

the Cinematograph Films Act, 

1938). 

Independent Members : The Earl 
of Drogheda, K.C.M.G. ; The Lady 
Apsley, Miss Eirene Jones, Sir 
Walter Citrine, K.B.E. ; Professor 
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Professor Arnold Plant, W. Quin, 
Sir Geoffrey Shakespeare, Bart. ; 
Dr. Stephen Taylor, M.P. ; The 
Hon. Harold Nicholson. 

Trade Members : Sir Alexander 
Korda, J. Arthur Rank, Major 
R. P. Baker, J. Friedman, E. J. 
Hinge, Sir Alexander King, C.B.E.; 
C. P. Metcalfe, Sir P. Warter, 
G. H. Elvin, T. O'Brien. 

Secretary : Miss E. R. Ward, Board 
of Trade. 

Assistant Secretary : P. E. Holden. 



CINEMA MANAGERS' 
ASSOCIATION. 

President : Robert H. George, 
Manager, Plaza, Bridgeton, 
Glasgow. 

Vice-President: Louis J. Mannix, 
Manager, Regent Cinema, Leeds. 

Treasurer: Jack Alexander, Man- 
ager, Prince of Wales, London, 
W.ll. 

Immediate Past - President : 
A. Higham - Cowan, Manager, 
Casino Cinema, Heme Bay. 

General Secretary : Harry Brett. 

Objects : (i) To provide an organisation for 
Cinema Managers, Relief Managers, Assistant 
Managers (including Trainee Managers), 
Supervisors, and Stocktakers, designed to 
elevate their status and improve , their 
economic conditions as a body of professional 
workers and to encourage social intercourse 
among its members. 

(2) To promote and protect the interests of its 
members ; regulate the relations between 
members and their employers, and between 
members and other members ; provide legal 
and other assistance for members considered 
by the Association to have been subjected to 
unfair treatment or wrongful dismissal ; and 
to promote or combine with other organised 
bodies in promoting such legislation as may 
from time to time be deemed necessary to 
advance the interests of members and protect 
the interests of the profession generally. 

(3) To do all such other things as are conducive 
to the best interests of its members, pro- 
fessionally and socially. 



THE CINEMATOGRAPH TRADE 
BENEVOLENT FUND. 

Queen's House, Leicester Sq., London, 
W.C.2. Tel. : Gerrard 4104. 

Patron : His Majesty The King. 



President : Reginald C. Bromhead, 
F.C.A. 

Trustees : Lieut. -Col. A. C. 
Bromhead, C.B.E., J. P.; J. Brooke 
Wilkinson; J. Arthur Rank, J. P., 
D.L. 

Board of Management : 

Reginald C. Bromhead, F.C.A., Chairman. 

J. Brooke Wilkinson, Hon. Treasurer. 

Edward Ayres. 

F. W. Baker. 

Major F. Stanley Bates. 

E. E. Blake. 

R. S. Bromhead. 

S. F. Ditcham. 

Ernest W. Fredman. 

W. J. Gell, C.B.E. 

D. E. Griffiths, O.B.E. 

Commander Sir Arthur YV. Jarratt, R.N.V.R. 

Max Milder. 

Arthur S. Moss. 

Mark Ostrer. 

F. A. Prior, F.S.A.A.... President C.E.A. 
Major Reginald P. President K.R.S. 

Baker, F.C.A. 

W. R. Fuller Secretary C.E.A. 

Frank Hill, M.V.O., Secretary K.R.S. 

F.C.I.S. 

N. A. Ayres ... ... Southern Midlands. 

Alderman E. V. Barr... Eastern Counties. 

G. H. Blackburn ... Bristol. 
Arthur Cunningham ... Leeds. 
Herbert Elton... ... Notts and Derby 

Brinley Evans... ... Hull. 

A.S.Hyde Bradford. 

Charles Littler ... South Lancashire. 

F. W. Morrison ... Newcastle-on-Tyne 

H. Newbould Manchester. 

Councillor Randolph E. Sussex. 

Richards 
Councillor Henry Simp- West Lanes. 

son 
Arthur Taylor... ... London. 

Arthur B. Watts, Cardiff. 

F.S.A.A. 

G. Dudley West, F.C.A. Liverpool. 
Alderman G. W. A. Hampshire. 

Wright 
T. H. Fligelstone, M.C., C.T.P.I. 
F. T. Harvey, C.T.P.I. 
T. N. France, Hon. Liaison Officer. 

Secretary : Reginald C. O. Viveash. 



THE CINEMATOGRAPH TRADE 
PROVIDENT INSTITUTION. 

Queen's House, Leicester Sq., London, 
W.C.I. Tel.: Gerrard 4104. 

President : Reginald C. Brom- 
head, F.C.A. 

Trustees : Lt.-Col. A. C. Bromhead, 
C.B.E. , J. P. ; J. Brooke Wilkin- 
son, J. Arthur Rank, J.P., D.L. 

Committee : Reginald C. Bromhead, 
F.C.A. (Chairman) ; E. Ayres, 
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H. Craik, Arthur Cunningham, 
T. H. Fligelstone, M.C. ; E. W. 
Fredman, W. J. Gell, C.B.E. ; 
F. T. Harvey, J. Brooke Wilkinson. 

Secretary : Reginald C. O. Viveash. 



CINEMA VETERANS (1903). 

President : J. C. Squier. 

Vice-President: J. B. McDowell, 
O.B.E., M.C. 

Hon. Secretary : Thomas France. 
Temporary address : 59, Woodland 
Rise, Muswell Hill, London, N.10. 
(Tudor 2132). 

Hon. Treasurer : F. W. Baker. 

Committee : George Adams, W. Bar- 
ker, E. E. Blake, Irving Bosco, 
Col. A. C. Bromhead, H. S. Cham- 
bers, F. Clive, C. Clayton, A. 
Cunningham, G. A. Cheetham, R. 
Dooner, G. P. Fenton, C. G. Fox, 
Thomas France, A. J. Gale, E. 
Gray, James Henderson, W. C. 
Jeapes, H. V. Lawley, C. W. Perrv, 
A. Radcliffe, E. H. Rockett, J. 
Skittrell, A. P. Smith, J. C. Squier, 
W. Stone, A. G. Turner, T. A. Welsh, 
J. Brooke Wilkinson, J.B.McDowell. 

Consulting Physician : Dr. Row- 
land Perkins. 

Membership : " A Cinema Veteran is one who 
was actively employed in the Cinema Industry 
in (or before) 1903 and remained therein for a 
reasonable period." 

There is no entrance fee or subscription, but 
all applicants must submit their records of 
service, before acceptance, to the Committee, 
and only those whose records are approved 
and confirmed are entitled to wear the 
Association's Badge. 

ELECTRICAL TRADES UNION. 

General Office : Ollerenshaw Hall, 
Whaley Bridge, Stockport, 

Cheshire. Tel. : Whaley Bridge 
227. 

London Area Office : Swinton 
House, 324, Gray's Inn Road, 
London, W.C.I. Tel. : Terminus 
5115-6. 

General Secretary : E. W. Bussey, 
C.B.E. 

Activities : Affiliated to the Trades Union 
Congress and the Labour Party. 



Nearly 500 branches in every important 
town in Gt. Britain and N. Ireland. Pro- 
jectionist branches in London meet as 
follows : — 

Camberwell : Grove Tavern, Camberwell 
Green, S.E.5. First and third Sundays, 12 
noon. 

London Cinema : Old Coffee House, 49, 
Beak St., W.i. Sundays, 11.30 a.m. 

Studio No. 1 : Bush Hotel, Goldhawk Rd., 
Shepherd's Bush. Alternate Fridays. 

Motion Picture Projectionists, East : 
Locomotive Club Hall, 62, Forest Lane, 
Stratford, E.15. First Sunday in month. 



THE FEDERATED BR. FILM AND 
STAGE ASSOCIATION and 
UNIVERSAL FILMGOERS LEAGUE. 

32, Amesbury Avenue, Streatham 
Hill, London, S.W.2. Tel. : Tulse 
Hill 4858. 

Secretary : Miss K. Costello. 

Objects : To support all the best British and 
American films, plays and artists, and to link 
up the audiences of kinemas and theatres 
everywhere for this object. Also to act as 
the voice of the filmgoer and to support his 
interests. 



THE FEDERATION OF 
CINEMATOGRAPH SOCIETIES. 

(In Alliance with the Royal Photo- 
graphic Society of Great Britain). 

Chairman : T. S. Lutas, A.R.P.S. 

Hon. Treasurer : William Sugden, 
A.R.P.S. 

Hon. Film Librarian : S. H. Davis, 
75, Croydon Rd., Anerley, London, 
S.E.20. 

Hon. Secretary : Dr. H. Mandiwall, 
F.R.P.S., 234, Staines Rd., 
Hounslow, Middlesex. 

Objects : The Federation caters in general for 
Amateur Film Societies. (There is one pro- 
fessional member, the Association of Cine 
Technicians.) 



FEDERATION OF DOCUMENTARY 
FILM UNITS. 

2, Soho Sq., London, W.I. Tel.: 
Gerrard 1027. 

Chairman : Paul Rotha. 

Vice-Chairman : James Carr. 

Management Committee : Paul 
Rotha, James Carr, Donald Alex- 
ander, R. K. Neilson Baxter. 



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Organising Secretary : Sinclair 

Road, M.A. 
Members : 

Basic Films. 

Documentary Technicians' Alliance. 

Films of Fact.. 

Halas and Batchelor Cartoon Films. 

Merlin Film Company. 

Realist Film Unit. 

Seven- League Productions. 

World-Wide Pictures. 

Objects : An official body representing the 
independent documentary film companies. 
Formed to promote and represent the interests 
of documentary film making at home and 
abroad, and to provide an information and 
consultant service about documentary film 
production and use. 



FILM COMMITTEE OF THE 
ASSOCIATION OF 
SCIENTIFIC WORKERS. 

15, Half Moon Street, London, W.l. 
Tel. : Grosvenor 4761. 

President : Prof. P. M. S. Blackett, 
M.A., F.R.S. 

Objects : This Committee of the above Associa- 
tion has operated for some years as an in- 
formation centre for scientific film societies 
and others interested in the scientific film, 
for getting science represented as truthfully 
and as widely as possible on the screen. 

The Society publishes a graded list of 
scientific films, which carries over 400 entries, 
and from which local film societies and some- 
times cinemas select programmes. 

Part of the Committee's objective is to 
keep watch on the accuracy of films which 
contain reference either to scientific laws, to 
the lives of scientists or any other aspects of 
science. 

To film producers who intend to touch on 
these subjects they offer the advice of scientists 
who are members of this Association. 



FILM INDUSTRY EMPLOYEES' 
COUNCIL. 

(The Association of Cine-Technicians, 

The Film Artists' Association ; 

Musicians' Union ; Electrical 

Trades' Union). 
2, Soho Square, London, W.l. 

Tel. : Gerrard 8506-8. 

General Secretary : George H. 
Elvin, F.C.I.S. 



FILM INDUSTRY 
PUBLICITY CIRCLE. 

52, Haymarket, London, S.W.I. Tel. 
Whitehall 5362. 



President : A. E. Newbould. 
Chairman : Mervyn McPherson. 
Hon. Secretary : J. Pole. 

Hon. Treasurer : Hugh Findlay. 

Constitution : The Circle has been formed to 
combine the responsible publicity directors 
and managers of producing, exhibiting and 
renting companies into an association designed 
to represent and protect the film industry as 
a whole in its public and Press relations. 

The Circle neither seeks nor desires trade union 
status, and will not affiliate with any trade 
union or similar body. 

Its aims shall be : — 

(1) To counteract propaganda hostile to 
the film industry ; 

(2) To cultivate and promote close and 
cordial relations with the Critics' Circle, and 
with editorial and advertising representatives 
of newspapers, etc. ; and to assist the industry 
as a whole in its relations with the Press and 
the public ; 

(3) To promote greater cohesion and unity 
of purpose and method between the three 
main branches of the industry, >so that it may 
be possible to achieve overall publicity cam- 
paigns for films throughout production, 
distribution and exhibition. 

(4) To incorporate the Central Clearing 
House, which for seven years has so excellently 
organised Press show arrangements, and in 
respect of them substituted order for chaos. 



FILM STRIPPERS' 
ASSOCIATION. 

57, Buckland Road, London, E.10. 

Tel. : Leytonstone 1694. 
Chairman : F. J. Thurston Moon. 
Vice-Chairman : K. H. Watson. 
Hon. Secretary : W. T. Collins. 

Other Officers : B. J. A. Claudet, 
B. R. Dickens, A. Shallcross. 



FRENCH FILM 
DELEGATION. 

(Delegation a Londres de la Cine- 
matographic Francaise) . 

27, Queen Anne St., London, W.l. 

Tel. : Langham 4422. 

Director : Jean Huet. 

Objects : To facilitate liaison and exchanges 
between France and Great Britain in com- 
mercial and non-commercial spheres. 

The delegation is at the disposal of those 
associated with the film industry who wish to 
make applications to the French authorities 
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To provide firms, educational bodies, scientific 
societies, etc., with information regarding the 
French kinema. 

To advise producers or directors, who require 
accurate information regarding French history, 
customs, inhabitants and way of life, etc. 

The delegation's non-commercial distribution 
service can provide 16-mm. or 35-mm, films 
to educational bodies, scientific associations, 
film societies, etc. 



INCORPORATED ASSOCIATION 
OF KINEMATOGRAPH 
MANUFACTURERS. 

51, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London, 
W.C.2. Tel. : Holborn 2683. 

Chairman : Tom E. Davies, J. P. 

Treasurer : Major C. G. Fox, M.B.E. 

Secretary : J. Brooke Wilkinson. 

Council: E. E. Blake, c /o Kodak, 
Ltd., Kingsway, W.C.2 ; H. R. A. 
de Jonge, Little Bartons, Old Bath 
Rd., Sonning, Berks. ; E. F. Lyons, 
G.B.-Kalee, Ltd., 60, Wardour St., 
W.l ; P. A. Turnor, R.C.A. Photo- 
phone, *Ltd., 43, Berkeley Sq., 
W.l ; E. W. Woods, Ross, Ltd., 4, 
North Side, Clapham, S.W.4 ; F. W 
Tims, c /o J. Frank Brockliss, Ltd., 
58, Great Marlborough St., W.l. 

Equipment Section. 

Chairman : E. E. Blake. 

Secretary : Leslie Wakefield. 

Executive Committee : H. R. A. de Jonge, E. 
Oram, E. F. Lyons, P. A. Turnor, J. W. 
Perkins, P. Rigb'y, F. W. Tims. 

Objects : To promote the consideration and 
discussion of all questions affecting and 
generally to watch over, protect and advance 
the interests of the trade of manufacturers 
and /or publishers and /or sellers of kine- 
matograph films (in this memorandum called 
the " said trade," which expression shall 
include all ancillary and allied trades and 
every branch of such trade and whether such 
trade or trades shall be carried on in England 
or elsewhere), to promote economy, efficiency 
and excellence in the said trade, and to 
facilitate the operations thereof, and to co- 
operate with members of the Association of 
the various branches of the said trade for the 
promotion of mutual interests. 



THE INDEPENDENT FILM 
RENTERS' POOL ASSOCIATION. 

26-27, D'Arblay St., London, W.l. 
Tel. : Gerrard 4148. 

Chairman : F. T. Lenton, F.A.I. A. 



Trustees : F. T. Lenton, F.A.I. A. ; 
J. G. Minter, F.L.A.A. ; Bernard 
Smith, J. C. Jones. 

Secretary : N. T. Wood, A.L.A.A. 



Ambassador Film Productions, Ltd. 

Ben C. Gibbs, Ltd. 

Equity British Films, Ltd. 

Exclusive Films, Ltd. 

Federated Film Corporation, Ltd. 

Kinograph Distributors, Ltd. 

Liberty Films, Ltd. 

Majestic Films, Ltd. 

Motion Pictures, Ltd. 

New Realm Pictures, Ltd. 

Pioneer Exclusives, Ltd. 

Renown Pictures Corporation, Ltd. 

Sherwood Films, Ltd. 

Sovereign Exclusives. 

Stahl Pyramid Films, Ltd. 

Objects : For pooling surplus allocation under 
the Cinematograph Film (Control) Order, 
1943- 



INSTITUTE OF AMATEUR 
CINEMATOGRAPHERS. 

50, High St., Epsom, Surrey. 

Chairman, Executive Committee : 
W. M. Valon. 

Hon. Secretary : Leslie M. Froude, 
A.C.A. 

Objects : To promote the general advance of 
Amateur Cinematography, moving pictures, 
sound on film, sound records and their applica- 
tions, and secure for such amateurs a 
recognised amateur status and to raise the 
standard of cinematic art generally. 

The Institute, in pursuing the attainment of 
its general objects, encourages research in 
cinematography, sound on film, sound records, 
makes investigations from time to time into 
particular conditions or problems affecting the 
amateur, and provides general and special 
information for the use of its Fellows, Members 
Affiliated Societies and Associates. 

The Institute is the representative body for 
Great Britain in the Union Internationale du 
Cinema d' Amateur. 



THE KINEMA PROJECTIONISTS' 
AND ENGINEERS' ASSOCIATION. 

(Incorporated in the National 

Association of Theatrical and Kine 

Employees). 

71, South End Rd., Hampstead, 
N.W.3. Tel.: Hampstead 7671. 

London District Office : 60, Chandos 
Place, Strand, London, W.C.2. 
Tel. : Temple Bar 3931. 



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President: L.«A. Wilson. 

General. Secretary : T. O'Brien, 

M.P. 

Affiliated to the English and Scottish Trades 
Union Congress ; The National Federation of 
Professional Workers and Trades Councils. 



National Secretary : Samuel 
Butchart, F.S.C. 

Public Relations Officer : Henry 
Kerr, Odeon, Balham. Tel. : 
Battersea 7931. 



LANCASHIRE CINEMA OLD 
BOYS' ASSOCIATION. 

President : V. Milgate, Walturdaw 
Co., Ltd., Parsonage, Manchester 1 . 

Chairman : J. Brearley, No. 4, 
Ogden Chambers, 97, Bridge St., 
Manchester 1. Tel.: Blackfriars 
9901. 

Hon. Secretary and Treasurer : 
Fred E. Baldwick, The News 
Theatre, 16, Oxford St., Man- 
chester 1. Tel. : Central 0497. 



LONDON POSTER ADVERTISING 
ASSOCIATION. 

48, Russell Sq., London, W.C.I. 
Tel. : Museum 3234-5." 



MOTION PICTURE ASSOCIATION 
OF AMERICA INC. 

28, West 44th St., New York City, 
U.S.A. Cables : Mopicture, New 
York. 

President : Eric A. Johnston. 

Secretary : Carl E. Milliken. 

Treasurer : George Borthwick. 

London Representative : Fayette 
W. Allport, 1 1, Bruton St., London, 
W.l. Tel. : Mayfair 4195. 

Board of Directors is mostly 
composed of the President of the 
the major American producing 
companies. 

Objects : Similar to those of any trade associa- 
tion either here or in America. 



LONDON SCIENTIFIC 
FILM SOCIETY. 

34, Sohn Square, London, W.l. 

Tel. : Gerrard 1620. 
Patrons : Sir Charles Darwin, 

K.B.E., F.R.S. ; Prof. Sir F. 

Gowland Hopkins, O.M., F.R.S. ; 

Prof. Lancelot Hogben, F.R.S. ; 

Dr. Julian S. Huxley, F.R.S. 

Hon. Secretary : Francis Gysin. 
Organising Secretary : Alison 
Hughes. 



THE MANAGERS' 
SEPARATE SECTION 

(Of the Cinematograph Exhibitors' 
Association.) 

127-133, Wardour St., London, W.l. 
Tel. : Gerrard 7362-4. Grams : 
Ceabilvex Phone, London. 

National Chairman : Leslie Holder- 

ness, Odeon, Birmingham. Tel. : 

Midland 6101. 
National Vice-chairman : William 

Fuller, Odeon, Richmond. Tel. : 

Richmond 5759. 



MUSICIANS' UNION. 

7, Sicilian Avenue, Southampton 
Row, London, W.C.I. Tel. : 

Holborn 1238. Grams : Amuse, 
Phone, London. 

General Secretary : F. Dambman. 

Secretary London Branch : J. T. 



Dearlove, 23, 
London, W.C.I. 
2218. 



Sicilian 
Tel. : 



Avenue, 
Holborn 



Activities : Branches in most of the important 
towns. This organisation is a Trade Union 
composed mainly of members of Symphony, 
Theatre, Kinema, Music Hall Orchestras and 
Dance Bands. 



NATIONAL ASSOCIATION 

OF THEATRICAL 

AND KINE EMPLOYEES. 

Russell House, 71, South End Road, 
Hampstead, N.W.3. Tel. : Hamp- 
stead 7671-2. Grams. : Stageland, 
Haver, London. 

President : Jack Smith. 

Vice-President : Percy Pilgrim. 



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General Secretary : T. O'Brien, 
M.P. 

General Treasurer : Ben George. 
Divisional Secretaries : 

Belfast : W. McCullough, i, Dunraven Crescent, 
Bloomfield, Belfast. 

Blackpool : A. Chambers, 23, Penrose Avenue, 
Marton, Blackpool. 

Birmingham : A. J. Thompson, 74, Kedlestone 
Road, Hall Green, Birmingham, 28. 

Bristol : A. J. Singlehurst, 17, Avening Road, 
Kingswood, Bristol. 

Brighton : F. Mounter, 105, Ditchling Road, 
Brighton. 

Glasgow : W. Brown, 20, Bath Street, Glasgow, 

C.2. 

Leeds : F. L. Furey, 7, Lofthouse Terrace, 
Leeds, 2. 

London : Miss D. A. Young, 60, Chandos Place, 
Strand, W.C.2. 

Manchester : F. Donovan, 28, Oxford Road, 

Manchester. 

Newcastle-on-Tyne : S. Jackson, 50, Grasmere 
Avenue, Newcastle-on-Tyne. 

Nottingham : C. B. Kiek, 36, Russell Avenue, 
Woollaton, Notts. 

Sheffield*: J. Ingham, Cockshutt Farm, Norton 
Lees, Sheffield, 8. 

South Wales : B. George, 93, Leonard Street, 
Neath. 

South-East : J. Stubberfield, " Cornerways," 
Grange Court Drive, Bexhill. 

South-West : A. J. Stephens, 14, Broyle Road, 
Chichester, Sussex. 

Activities : Incorporating cinema and film 
studio operatives and projectionists. 

Affiliated to the British Trade Union Congress, 
Scottish Trade Union Congress, National 
Federation of Professional Workers, Labour 
Research Department, London Trades Council, 
and Provincial Trades Councils. 

The only Union engaged exclusively in organisa- 
tion of workers in the Entertainment Industry, 
and the only Union nationally recognised by 
the Cinematograph Exhibitors' Association of 
Great Britain and Ireland and the Theatre 
Proprietors' Association as the Trade Union 
for the purposes of negotiating wages and con- 
ditions for all Cinema and Theatre employees. 

In addition to the above Divisional Officers 
there are over 150 Branch Secretaries. 

Over 175 Branches throughout England, 
Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland of 
members engaged in Film Studios, Theatres, 
Music Halls, and Cinemas. 



NEWS & SPECIALISED THEATRE 
ASSOCIATION OF GREAT 
BRITAIN AND N. IRELAND. 

31, Dover St., Piccadilly, London, 
W.l. Tel. : Regent 2787. 



Chairman : C. W. Fennell. 
Vice-Chairman : J. Beynon. 
Treasurer : T. B. Read, F.C.A. 

General Secretary : Miss D. M. 

Vaughan, B.A., A.C.A. 
Members :— 

Aberdeen Topical News Cinema, Diamond 
Street. 

Birmingham : News Theatre, High Street. 
Tatler Theatre, Station Street. 

Bristol : News Theatre, Peter Street. 

Bournemouth : Premier, 2, Albert Road. 

Chester : Tatler Theatre, Foregate Street. 

Eastbourne : Classic, Trinity Place. 

Glasgow : Cosmo, Rose Street. 

Hull : Tivoli Theatre. 

Leeds : News Theatre, City Road. 
Tatler Theatre, Boar Lane. 

Liverpool : Tatler, 25, Church Street. 

London : Academy Cinema, 165, Oxford Street, 
W.i. 

Classic, Baker Street. 

Classic, Belle Vue Road, Brent Street, N.W.4. 
Classic, South Croydon. 
Classic, Hammersmith, W.6. 
Classic, Upper Tooting Road, S.W.17. 
Embassy, 87, Notting Hill Gate, W.2. 
Eros, Piccadilly, W.i. 
News Theatre, Agar Street, W.C.2. 
Vogue, 16a, High Street, S.W.17. 
Victoria Station News Theatre, S.W.I. 
Waterloo Station News Theatre, S.E.i. 
World's News Theatre, Praed Street, W.2. 

Manchester : News Theatre, 16, Oxford Street. 
Tatler Theatre, Oxford Street. 

Newcastle-on-Tyne : The New House, Pilgrim 
Street. 

Portsmouth : Classic, Commercial Road. 

Sheffield : News Theatre, Fitzalan Square. 

Southampton : Classic, Above Bar. 

Objects : Registered under the Trade Unions 
Acts. 

(1) To promote goodwill and understanding 
between the members, and secure legislation 
for the benefit of members and oppose 
measures detrimental to their mutual interests. 

(2) To ensure that the members shall maintain 
a high standard of service to the public ; the 
minimum requirements to be determined by 
the Council from time to time. 

(3) To take steps to secure news films for pre- 
sentation* to the public which shall be free 
from censorship, political bias or propaganda, 
bearing in mind that in times of extreme 
national crisis, censorship from within or with- 
out the industry may be necessary in the 
interests of the State. 

(4) To encourage the production and circula- 
tion of short British and Foreign Films which 
have an Entertainment or Educational value, 
and to investigate and encourage the develop- 
ment of scientific research which is calculated 
to assist the members in the course of their 
business. 



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NEWSREEL ASSOCIATION OF 
GREAT BRITAIN AND 
NORTHERN IRELAND, LTD. 

Queen's House, Leicester Sq., London, 
W.C.2. Tel.: Gerrard 3177 and 7931. 

Council and Representatives : 
British Movietonews, Ltd., Sir 
Gordon Craig ; Gaumont British 
Distributors, Ltd., L. Castleton 
Knight ; Paramount Film Service, 
Ltd., G. T. Cummins ; Pathe 
Pictures, Ltd., W. A. Fielder ; 
Universal Pictures, Ltd., Clifford 
W. Jeapes. 

Secretary : Ernest Long Maddox. 

Objects : To promote and protect the interests, 
welfare and business of associates engaged in 
the production and distribution of cinemato- 
graph films depicting current events, known 
as Newsreels, and to bring about and main- 
tain co-operation between them. 

THE PERFORMING 
RIGHT SOCIETY. 

Copyright House, 33, Margaret St., 
London, W.l. Tel. : Langham 
3864. Grams. : Perforight, Wesdo, 
London. 

Objects : An Association of Composers,Authors, 
and Publishers of copyright musical works, 
established to issue licences for the public 
performance of such works. The Society is 
not concerned with plays, sketches, or other 
works of a non-musical character, nor with 
operas, musical plays or other dramatico- 
musical works performed in their entirety and 
by living persons on the stage, but it is con- 
cerned inter alia, with performances of music 
in conjunction with cinematograph films. 

The Copyright Act of ion prohibits any public 
performance without the written permission 
of the Copyright Owners, and the Society's 
licence gives the permission required by the 
Act for the works not only of the Society's 
members, but also those of members of the 
similar Societies of 22 countries of Europe 
and the American continent. The total 
number of composers, authors and music 
publishers thus represented is approximately 
60,000. 

Licences are required for any public perform- 
ance, whether given by mechanical means or 
otherwise, and are granted not to musical 
directors, vocalists or musicians as such, but 
to proprietors of premises at which music is 
publicly performed or to the promoters of 
musical entertainments. 



PHONOGRAPHIC 
PERFORMANCE. 

144, Wigmore Street, London, W.l. 
Tel. : Welbeck 2231-40. 

Directors : Alfred Clark, E. R. 
Lewis, Brian Bramall. 



General Manager : H. M. Lamoine. 

Objects : A Company founded by the British 
phonographic industry to control the rights 
of the leading manufacturers of gramophone 
records and to issue Licences for the public 
performance of all records bearing the follow- 
ing names and marks : — 

Ariel, Beltona, Bosworth, Boosey and 
Hawkes, Broadcast, Brunswick, Columbia, 
Crown, Crystalate, Decca, Edison Bell, 
Eclipse, Electron, Forum, Fourtune 
(4-in-i), H.M.V., His Master's Voice, Homo- 
chord, Imperial, Imperial-Broadcast, Kid- 
Kord, Odeon, Panachord, Parlophone, 
Parlophone-Odeon, Peacock, Plaza, Polydor, 
Regal, Regal-Zono, Rex, Solex, Sterno, 
Vocalion, Winner, Zonophone. 

The Copyright Act (1911) prohibits public 
performances by means of Gramophone 
Records, without the consent of the manu- 
facturers, and the licence of Phonographic 
Performance, Ltd., gives the permission 
required by the Act. 

The Catalogues controlled by Phonographic 
Performance, Ltd., contain about 100,000 
different records of all classes of music by 
world-famous Artistes ; and about 200 new 
records are published every month. 



R.E.P. RENTERS, EXHIBITORS, 
PRODUCERS). 

Committee : Frank Hill, Secretary 
of the Kinematograph Renters' 
Society ; W. R. Fuller, Secretary 
Cinematograph Exhibitors' Asso- 
ciation ; F. W. Wingrove, Secre- 
tary British Film Producers' 
Association. 



THE ROYAL AIR FORCE 
CINEMA CORPORATION. 

18-19, Monck Street, London, S.W.I. 
Tel. : Abbey 5244 /8. Grams : 
" Rafoin, Sowest, London." 

Board of Governors. 
President : Air Chief Marshal Sir 
John C. Slessor, K.C.B., D.S.O., 
M.C. (Air Member for Personnel). 

Vice-President : Air Marshal Sir 
Leslie N. Hollinghurst, K.B.E., 
C.B., D.F.C. (Air Member for 
Supply and Organisation). 

Members : Air Marshal Sir Roderic 
M. Hill, K.C.B., M.C, A.F.C. 
(Air Member for Technical Ser- 
vices) ; Air Marshal Sir William F. 
Dickson, K.B.E., C.B., D.S.O., 
A.F.C. (Vice-Chief of the Air 
Staff) ; Sir William B. Brown, 



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K.C.B., K.C.M.G., C.B.E. (Per- 
manent Under-Secretary of State 
for Air). 

Executive Committee. 

Chairman : Air Commodore J. B. Boret, C.B.£\, 
M.C., A.F.C. 

Vice-Chairman : D. E. Griffiths, O.B.E. 

Members : C. G. Caines, C.B., O.B.E. 
(P.A.S.(G.) ) ; Air Ministry (P. 6) ; Air 
Ministry (E. 5) ; Bomber Command ; Fighter 
Command ; Coastal Command ; Flying 
Training Command ; Technical Training 
Command ; Maintenance Command ; Trans- 
port Command ; Reserve Command ; B.A.F.O, 

General Manager : Air Commodore W. G. W. 
Prall, C.B.E. (Ret.). 

Secretary and Chief Accountant : D. N. 
Rabagliati, C.A. 

Technical Manager : J. E. Hamburgh. 

Film Booking Manager : E. Johnson. 

Personnel Manager : J. P. Jenkins. 

Director Public Relations : Claude F. Luke. 

Publicity Manager : Alfred Brockman. 

Overseas Area Representatives : S. Stanley 
(Western Europe) ; D. J. Goldsmith (Middle 
East) ; H. E. R. Nelson (Far East). 

Objects : The principal objects are to arrange 
for the exhibition of cinematograph films for 
the entertainment of members of His Majesty's 
Air Forces in all parts of the world, and to 
manage and maintain kinemas for the ex- 
hibition of such films. 



ROYAL NAVAL FILM 
CORPORATION. 



Advisory Members : Major R. P. Baker, 
F.C.A. (President K.R.S.) ; S. Eckman, Esq. 
(Man. Dir. M.-G.-M. Pictures, Ltd.) ; D. E. 
Griffiths, Esq., O.B.E. (International Pictures); 
Max Miller, Esq. (Man. Dir. Warner Bros. 
Pictures, Ltd.). 

Secretary : Commander (S) F. S. Mullen 
R.N. (retd.). 

Objects : To provide film entertainment for 
the personnel of His Majesty's Ships. 



ROYAL PHOTOGRAPHIC 
SOCIETY. 

16, Princes, Gate, London, SAY. 7. 
Tel. : Kensington 3334. 

Patron : His Majesty The King. 

President : F. J. Tritton, B.Sc, 
F.R.I.C.F.R.P.S. 

Hon. Secretary : J. Dudley John- 
ston, Hon. F.R.P.S. 

Secretary : L. K. Hallett, F.C.I.S. 

Kinematograph Section. 

Chairman : Stanley Schorield, 
F.R.P.S. 

Hon. Secretary : K. S. Ankersmit, 
A.R.P.S. 



Royal Victoria Yard, Deptford, S.E.8 
Tels. : New Cross 0012 (Exts. 114 
and 115) ; Tideway 1504. 



Patron 
Kent. 



H.R.H. The Duchess of 



Governors : Members of the Board 
of Admiralty. 

President : Rear- Admiral Viscount 
Mountbatten of Burma, K.G., 
G.C.V.O., K.C.B., D.S.O., A.D.C. 



Members 

Rear-Admiral M. M. 
C.B., C.B.E., D.S.O. 



Denny, 



Executive Committee 

Chairman : Act, Captain R. D. Hughes, D.S.C., 
R.N. 

Deputy Chairman : Commander Sir Arthur W. 
Jarratt, R.N.V.R. 

Members : Commander D. P. Trentham, R.N. ; 
D. S. R. Ryder, Esq. ; F. Severs, Esq. 
(Treasurer). 



THE SCIENTIFIC FILM 
ASSOCIATION. 

34, Soho Sq., London, W.l. ; and 
2, Newton Place, Glasgow, C.3. 

President : Arthur Elton. 



Miss F. M. Anthonv, B.Sc. 

W. Ashurst, A.Inst.P. 

H. L. Beales, M.A. 

Geoffrey Bell, M.A. 

J. J. Doyle, B.Sc, A.R.T.C, A.R.I.C. 

George Dunlop, B.Sc, Ph.D. 

Dorothy Grayson, B.Sc. 

Sidney Gregory, B.Sc 

G. I. Hobday, Ph.D. 

Miss Blodwen Lloyd, M.Sc, Ph.D. 

R. C. MacKeith, D.M., M.R.C.P. 

R. Mclntyre. 

A. Orr, B.Sc, A.R.T.C, A.R.I.C. 

R. J. Rathbone. 

Paul Rotha. 

Derek Stewart. 

J. N. Walker. 

C. Sylvester (Co-opted) 

Hon. Secretary : Michael Michaelis, B.Sc. 
(Eng.), A.Inst.P. 



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Hon. Treasurers : George A. Jones, M.A., 
A.R.I.C, F.R.P.S. ; R. J. Rathbone, Ph.D., 
A.R.I.C., A.R.P.S. 

Objects : 

(i) To promote the national and international 
use of the scientific film in order to achieve 
the widest understanding and appreciation of 
scientific method and outlook, especially in 
relation to social progress. 

(2) To collect, collate and distribute informa- 
tion on the scientific film. This may include 
the formation of a reference library of books 
and the publication of a journal and pamphlets. 

(3) To publish comprehensive lists of films 
graded according to scientific merit and suit- 
ability for audiences. 

(4) To establish relations with Government 
departments, public bodies and other organisa- 
tions which are in a position to make, use or 
circulate scientific films. 

(5) To organise a representative panel of 
scientists to advise producers of films of all 
types on scientific matters in connection with 
such films and to maintain close contact with 
the film industry. 

(6) To promote the production and distribution 
of, and, if thought fit, to produce and dis- 
tribute scientific films. 

(7) To encourage the setting up of Scientific 
Film Societies. 

(8) On request, to select or book scientific film 
shows. 

(9) Generally to promote the appreciation of 
science through other related media suitable 
for the mass diffusion of knowledge. 



SOCIETY OF CINEMATURIANS 

President : E. J. Hinge. 

Vice-President : S. Redford. 

Chairman : T. E. Robinson, F.C.I.S. 

Hon. Solicitor : Norman Hart, B.A. 

Hon. Auditor : Harry Moorhouse, 
A.C.A. 

Hon. Treasurer : Arthur Bennett. 

Hon. Secretary : Eric Bolton. 

Council: E. J. Hinge, S. Redford, T. E. 
Robinson, W Gordon Smith, J. Gomersall 
F. Stanbury, H. Abbott, W. Chilton, H. 
Woolf, W. Miller, A. W. Stanbury, A. W. 
Rifkin, W. T. Kelly, V. O. McNeiff, V. Mill- 
gate, H. K. White, J. Brearley, Norman Hart, 
Harry Moorhouse, Arthur Bennett, Eric 
Bolton. 

Objects : The promotion of goodwill amongst 
the members, and the cultural advancement 
of the Trade. The Society aims to provide 
opportunities for its members to meet for 
social and topical discussion on matters of 
mutual interest. 

The Society shall be non-political, non-sec- 
tarian. 

SOCIETY OF CINEMA 
MANAGERS. 

(See under Managers' Separate Sec- 
tion of the C.E.A.) 



SCREENWRITERS' ASSOCIATION. 

(Affiliated to the IncorporatedSociety 
of Authors, Playwrights, and Com- 
posers, and the League of British 
Dramatists) . 

84, Drayton Gardens, London, 
S.W.10. 

President : J. B. Priestley, M.A., 
LL.D., D.L.T.T. 

Hon. Secretary : Frank Launder. 

Hon. Treasurer: Wolfgang Wilhelm. 



Committee : — - 
Rodney Ackland 
Eric Ambler 
Leslie Arliss 
Sidney Gilliat 
Frank Launder 
Angus MacPhail 



R. J. Minney 
Emeric Pressburger 
Paul Rotha 
Lesley Storm (Miss) 
Gordon Wellesley 
Wolfgang Wilhelm 



Arthur Calder Marshall J. B. Williams 



SOUND FILM MUSIC 
BUREAU, LTD. 

9a, Sackville St., Piccadilly, London, 
W.I. 

Tel. : Regent 4381-3. 
'Grams : Sofimus, Piccy, London. 

Council : Leslie A. Boosey (Chair- 
man), L. O. Bosworth, Frederick 
Day, F. Slevin, Herbert Smith, 
H.'D. Stagg, M. De Wolfe. 

Manager : Joyce M. Dixey. 

Secretary : Anne Bolton. 

Objects : — Membership of the Bureau covers 
the majority of English music publishers and 
other owners of copyright music. The 
function of the Bureau is to act on behalf of its 
members in respect of the use of their copyright 
music in sound films. Applications for permis- 
sion to make such use of music under its control 
should be made in writing to the Bureau, 
giving full particulars. 



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THEATRE ORGANISTS' 
BENEVOLENT FUND. 

President : Major S. J. Wright. 

Vice-President : J. I. Taylor. 

Hon. Treasurer : J. W. Byron, 
F.C.I.S. 

Hon. Secretary : Jack Courtney, 
F.T.C.L., 77, Westbourne Grove, 
W.C.2. Tel. : Bayswater 6525. 



VARIETY ARTISTES' 
FEDERATION. 

(Founded 1906). 

18, Charing Cross Road, London, 
W.C.2. Tel. : 6950. Grams : 
Artifedera, Lesquare, London. 

Hon. Chairman : Dave O'Gorman. 

General Secretary : Lewis Lee. 

Assistant General Secretary. 
W. C. Bass. 



OFFICIAL DATA 

GOVERNMENT DEPARTMENTS DEALING WITH THE FILM INDUSTRY. 



Thf Films Officer, H.M. Customs and 
Excise, Strand 5th Station (Films), 
Colquhoun House (Third Floor), Broad- 
wick Street, London, W.i. 

Telephone: Gerrard 2189. 



IMPORT DUTY ON FILMS. 
Group XVIII 
(20) (ii) Unexposed sensitised cinematograph 
film, }d. per linear foot (preferential 
rate, |d.). 
(iii) Exposed cinematograph film. (No 
preferential rate). 

(a) of a width not exceeding 1 in. 

id. per linear foot. 

(b) containing only a single sound track 

id. per linear foot. 
(e) shown to the satisfaction of the 
Commissioners to consist wholly 
of photographs (with or without 
sound track), which at the time 
of importation are means of 
communicating news, id. per 
linear foot. • 

(d) shown to the satisfaction of the 

Commissioners to be a duplicate 
of film on which Customs Duty 
has been paid at the rate of 5d. 
per linear foot and not refunded, 
id. per linear foot. 

(e) other film, 5d. per linear foot. 
Information as to the present provisions in 

regard to exposed cinematograph films of British 
or Empire production and other matters is given 
on pages 69 — 71 of the Customs and Excise 



Tariff, which may be purchased from H.M 
Stationery Office, York House, Kingsway, 
VV.C.2, or through any bookseller, price, 2s. net. 



BONDED FILM STORES, LTD 
33-35> Endell Street, W.C.2. 
Telephone: Temple Bar 3887. 



GOVERNMENT CINEMATOGRAPH 

ADVISER. 

J. G. Hughes-Roberts, M.V.O. 

H.M. Stationery Office, Room 434, 4th Floor, 

No. 3, Sanctuary Buildings, Great Smith Street, 

S.W.I ; and Room 0028 War Office, Whitehall, 

S.W.I. 

Telephones : Abbey 1200 and Whitehall 9400. 



CENTRAL OFFICE OF INFORMATION 

Films Division : 

81-85, Baker St.; London, W.I, 

Telephone : Welbeck 4420 

BOARD OF TRADE 

Industries and Manufacturers Department. 

(Cinematograph Films Branch), 

Horseferry House, Horseferrv Rd., S.W.i. 

Telephone : Victoria 6800. 

(Registration of Films for quota purposes). 




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RENTING 
COMPANIES 



A Where. to- Find- Them 

Directory, Complete with 

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Branch Managers 



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Renting Companies 



AGE DISTRIBUTORS, LTD., 

14, Broadwick St., Wardour St., W.l. 

Tel. : Gerrard 3165-6. 
Directors : Frank Green (Managing 

Director), E. Clifford Smith, 

C. Dennis-Smith. 

AMBASSADOR FILM 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD., 

179, Wardour St., W.l. Tel.: 
Gerrard 3872-3. Grams : Ambafilm 
Rath, London. 

Directors : Gilbert Church, B. 
Church, J. C. Jones. 

ANGLO-AMERICAN 
FILM CORP., LTD., 

119-125, Wardour St., W.l. Tel.: 
Gerrard 3202-9. Grams : 

Ecksenjay, Rath, London. 

Directors : Sir Philip Warter 
(Chairman), Robert Clark, Eric 
G. M. Fletcher, Edward Malonev, 
Max Milder (Man. Dir.). 

Branch Addresses and Managers : 

Belfast : 12, Garfield Chambers, Royal Ave. 

Tel. : Belfast 27508 ... J. M. Ritchie. 

Birmingham : 29, Horse Fair. 

Tel. : Midland 1751-2 E. Russell Yeulett. 
Cardiff : 46, Charles St. 

Tel. : Cardiff 8274 C.C.Coles. 

Dublin : 75, Middle Abbey St. 

Tel. : Dublin 75544 ... H. Culleton. 

Glasgow : 240, Clyde St. 

Tel. : Central 3911-2 ... A. E. Barnett. 

Leeds : 17, Wellington St. 

Tel. : Leeds 29196-7 ... M. Lawrence. 

Liverpool : ioa, Norton St. 

Tel. : North 2006 ... A. Simmons. 

Manchester: 3, The Parsonage. 

Tel. : Blackfriars 9701 ... J. Stern. 

Newcastle : 11, Fenkle St. 

Tel. : Newcastle 22052 

W. H. Lindon Travers 

AVON DISTRIBUTORS, LTD., 

2, The Gables, "Vale of Health, Hamp- 
stead, N.W.3. Tel: Hampstead 407 1 . 

Directors : J. S. Fairfax Jones, 
T. M. Fairfax Jones. 

BRITISH FOUNDATION 
DISTRIBUTORS, LTD., 

Lundsay House, 171, Shaftesbury 
Avenue, W.C.2. Tel. : Temple 
Bar 8577. 



Directors : Ronald Haines, Jean 
Haines. 

Agents : 

Birmingham : Sovereign Exclusives, 364, 

Barrows Lane, Sheldon. 
Cardiff : Exclusive Films, Ltd., 24, Charles St. 
Glasgow : Horace Coxall, Ltd., 153, Queen St. 
Leeds : H. L. Sheridon, 3, Buckingham 

Mount. 
Manchester : Ben C. Gibbs, 3, The Parsonage. 
Newcastle : Central Agency Films, Imperial 

Buildings, 94, Westgate Road. 
West of England : Alec Charig, 1 Park St., 

Taunton. 
Dublin : Egan Film Services, Ltd., 70, Middle 

Abbey Street. 
Belfast : Egan Film Services, Ltd., 27, 

Garfield Street. 

BRITISH LION 
FILM CORP., LTD., 

76, Wardour St., W.l. Tel.: 2882-6, 
Grams : Brilionfil, Rath, London. 

Directors : Hugh Quennell (Chair- 
man), Sir Arthur W. Jarratt 
(Deputy Chairman and Man. Dir.), 
Harold Boxall, Sir David 
Cunynghame, Bart., Sir Claude 
Dansey, K.C.M.G., I. Charles 
Flower, Sidney A. Myers (Assistant 
Man. Dir.), A. J. Mitchell, A.I.A.C. 
(Alternate Dir.), L. C. Sennett, 
A.C.A. (Secretary). 

Publicity : Miss N. Mumford. 

Branch Addresses and Managers : 

London A. H. Croft. 

Belfast : 20, Church St. 

Tel. : Belfast 26443 ••• H. Wilton. 

Birmingham : 43-47, John Bright St. 

Tel. : Midland 3346 ... M. Hearn. 

Cardiff : Dominion Arcade, Queen St. 

Tel. : Cardiff 31 H.Owen. 

Dublin : 9, Eden Quay. 

Tel. : Dublin 7337 B. Elliman 

Glasgow : 71, Sauchiehall Lane. 

Tel. : Douglas 0468-9 ... P. Gordon. 

Leeds : King St. Chambers, Wellington St. 

Tel. : Leeds 30161-2 ... J.T.Evans. 

Liverpool : 28, Norton St. 

Tel. : North 1835 ... D. West wood. 

Manchester : 3, The Parsonage. 

Tel. : Blackfriars 4743 ... A. H. Jackson. 
Newcastle : 47, Pink Lane. 

Tel. : Newcastle 27661 ... J.Henderson. 

BUTCHER'S FILM 
SERVICE, LTD., 

175, Wardour St., W.l. Tel.: 
Gerrard 7282. Grams : Butchilms, 
Rath, London. 



Renting Companies Personnel. 



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Directors : F. W. Baker (Man. 
Dir.), E. G. Roy, C. E. Killick, 
G. H. Martineau, G. D. Midgley, 
F.C.A. (Secretary), G. V. J.Maxted. 

Accountant : G. W. Fenny, F.I.A.C. 

Branch Addresses and Managers : 

London C. W. Burfield. 

Belfast : 36, Gresham St. 

Tel. : Belfast 46796 ... H. S. Coxall. 

Birmingham : 42, Horse Fair. 

Tel. : Midland 0047 ... J. E. Fishley. 

Cardiff : Dominion House, Queen St. 

Tel. : Cardiff 3182 A. G. Burn. 

Glasgow : 164, Howard St. 

Tel. : Central 1034 ... M. L. Reid. 

Leeds : 41, Abion St. 

Tel. : Leeds 26339 ••• ••• E. Tyler. 

Liverpool : 9, Commutation Row. 

Tel. : North 0862 A. E. Latham. 

Manchester : 3, The Parsonage. 

Tel. : Blackfriars 1433 P. McLoughlin. 
Newcastle : 94, Westgate. 

Tel. : Central 23136 ... R.H.Smith. 

Nottingham : 44, Ebers Rd., Mapperley Park. 

Tel. : Nottingham 65090 ... E. Durand. 

L. CHAFIR, 

17, Queen Anne St., London, W.l. 
Tel. : Langham 2576. Grams : 
Chafir, London. 

COLUMBIA PICTURES 
CORP., LTD., 

139, Wardour St., W.l. Tel.: 
Gerrard4321. Grams: Columfilm, 
Rath, London. 

Directors : Harry Cohn, Jack Cohn, 

Joseph Friedman (Man. Dir.), H. 

Sydney-Wright, A. Schneider, J. A. 

McConville, M. Thorpe, G. R. 

Webb. 
General Manager : Max Thorpe. 
Secretary : F. G. Hill. 
Publicity : H. F. Kessler-Howes. 

Branch Addresses and Managers : 

London ... ... ... L. Berens. 

Belfast : North St. Arcade. 

Tel. Belfast 24047 ... ... t). Kealy. 

Birmingham : 28, Severn St. 

Tel. : Midland 3373 ... W. Smith. 

Cardiff : Dominion Arcade, Queen St. 

Tel. : Cardiff 1520 ... ... J. Pettifor. 

Dublin : 64, Middle Abbey St. 

Tel. : Dublin 7260 G. Jay. 

Glasgow : 164, Buchanan St. 

Tel. : Douglas 0306 ... R. Booth. 

Leeds : 3, Alfred St. 

Tel. : Leeds 29488 J. Winter. 

Liverpool : 14a, Norton St. 

Tel. : North 2284 ... N. Levey. 

Manchester : 42, Deansgate. 

Tel. : Blackfriars 5624 W. Gordon Smith. 
Newcastle : Film House, 67, Westgate Rd. 

Tel. : Newcastle 24261 ... E. Bryson. 



CORONEL RENTING AND 
PRODUCTION, LTD., 

193, Wardour Street, W.l. 
Gerrard 5766, 8892. 



Tel. : 



Managing Director : Sidney A. 

Coronel. 
Branch Addresses : 

Manchester : Room 28, 3, The Parsonage. 

Tel. : Blackfriars 2960. 
Leeds : 4, Littleway, Leeds, 7. 

Tel. : 63214 



CORONEL PICTURES LTD. 

193, Wardour Street, W.l. Tel. : 
Gerrard 5766, 8892. 

Managing Director : Sidney A. 
Coronel. 

Branch Addresses : 

Manchester : Room 28, 3, The Parsonage. 

Tel. : Blackfriars 2960. 
Leeds : 4, Littleway, Leeds, 7. 

Tel. : 63214. 

EAGLE-LION 
DISTRIBUTORS, LTD., 

169, Oxford St., London, W.l. 
Tel. : Gerrard 9777. Grams : 
Eaglion, Wesdo, London. 

Directors : J. Arthur Rank, D.L., 
J.P. (Chairman), Air-Cmdr. F. M. 
F. West, V.C., C.B.E., M.C. (Man. 
Dir.), Ralph S. Bromhead, (Gen. 
Man.), E. T. Carr, John Davis, 
L. W. Farrow, Barrington C. 
Gain, John Woolf. 

Secretary : L. E. Thompson. 

EALING DISTRIBUTION, LTD., 

Ealing House, 169-171, Oxford St., 
W.l. Tel.: Gerrard 2644. Grams: 

Directors : Stephen L. Courtauld 
(Chairman), Reginald P. Baker, 
F.C.A. (Man. Dir.), Michael Balcon, 
Gordon W. G. Rayner, Leslie F. 
Baker, A.C.A. (Secretary). 

General Manager : Sid Taylor. 

Branch Addresses and Managers : 

London ... ... ... A. Kempner. 

Birmingham : 8, Cropthorne Ct., Five Ways. 

Tel. : Edgbaston 1535 ... R. Solomon. 
Cardiff : Dominion Arcade, Queen St. 

Tel. : Cardiff 4466 ... ... J.Lindsay. 

Glasgow : 167, Bath St. 

Tel. ; Douglas 0904 ... E. Pyser. 

Leeds : 58, Wellington St. 

Tel. : Leeds 20364 J. R. Whiteley 

Liverpool : n, Commutation Row. 

Tel. : North 2366 ... ... G. Leigh. 

Manchester : Ormes Buildings, 14, The 
Parsonage. 

Tel. : Blackfriars 09 11 ... M. Caplan. 

Newcastle : 87, Westgate Rd. 

Tel. : Newcastle 23920 S. H. Partridge. 



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EMPIRE FILM 
DISTRIBUTORS, 

Radnor House, Regent St., W.l. 

Tel. : Regent 2988 : 5910. 
Booking Dept. : Central House, 

12, Gt. Newport St., W.C.2 

Tel. : Temple Bar 8615 : 5240. 
Directors : Moss Goodman, Victor 

Cochrane Hervey. 

EQUITY BRITISH 
FILMS, LTD., 

26, St. Anne's Court, Wardour St., 
W.l. Tel.: Gerrard 2208-9. 

Grams : Highflyer, Rath, London. 

Managing Director : Bernard 
Smith. 

Branch Addresses : 

Birmingham : 364, Barrows Lane, Sheldon. 

Glasgow : 153, Queen St. 

Leeds : 15, Cavendish Chambers, 91, The 

Headrow. 
Manchester : 3, The Parsonage. 
Newcastle : Imperial Bldgs., Westgate Rd. 

EXCLUSIVE FILMS, LTD., 

Hammer House, 113, Wardour St., 
W.l. Tel.: Gerrard 2309, 1517. 

Di rectors: William Hammer, 
Enrique Carreras, James Carreras, 
T. Hinds. 

FAMOUS FILMS 
(LONDON), LTD., 

179, Wardour St., W.l. Tel.: 
Gerrard 3872. 

Directors : F. S. Bentley, S. C. 
Allen, Gilbert Church, J. C. Jones. 

FEDERATED FILM 
CORP., LTD., 

National House, 60-66, Wardour 
St., W.l. Tel. : Gerrard 6704. 
Grams : Filmfed, Wesdo, London. 

Directors : Harold Baim (Man. 

Dir.), Glenda Baim. 
Branch Addresses : 

Birmingham : See Butcher's Film Service. 
Cardiff : 

Leeds : „ „ 

Liverpool : „ „ 

Glasgow : „ „ 

Manchester : „ „ 

Newcastle : „ „ 

Belfast : S. Durbridge, 3, Gresham St. 
Dublin : Egan Film Service, Ltd. 
Tel. : Dublin 71138-9. 

FILM TRADERS, LTD., 

167, Oxford St., W.l. Tel. : Gerrard 
9425-6. 



Directors : Lt.-Col. P. C. Burton, 
P. B. H. Burton, G. M. H. 
Hollering (Austrian). 

Secretary : Miss Mai Harris. 



GAUMONT-BRITISH 
DISTRIBUTORS, LTD., 

Film House, Wardour St., W.l. 
Tel. : Gerrard 9292. 

Directors : J. Arthur Rank, J. P. 
(Chairman), L. W. Farrow (Joint 
Man. Dir., Finance), Mark Ostrer 
(Joint Man. Dir.), David Ostrer. 

Secretary : W. B. Robinson. 



GENERAL FILM 
DISTRIBUTORS, LTD., 

127-133, Wardour St., London. W.l. 
Tel : Gerrard 731 1 . Grams : 

Genfidis, Rath, London. 

Directors : J. Arthur Rank, D.L., 
J. P. (Chairman) ; John Woolf, 
E. T. Carr (Joint Man. Dirs.) ; 
L. W. Farrow, Barrington C. Gain, 
R. F. Norland. 

Ass. to Man. Dirs. : Sidney Jackson. 

General Sales Manager : John 
Jacobs. 

Secretary : Rowland W. M. Wright 

Director of Publicity : John Ware. 
Deputy : Alan Hibbert-Jones. 

Branch Addresses and Managers : 

Supervisors, South : Harold Boodson ; North: 

Sydney Caverson ; Dublin, Belfast : Robert 

McKew. 
London and Home Counties . . . Dave Sugarman 
Belfast : Garfield Chambers, Royal 

Avenue. Tel. : 23934 ••• C. Roberts 

Birmingham : 42, Horsefair. 

Tel.: Midland 4361 ... R. W. Guilbert 
Bristol : Royal Hotel. Tel. : 23591 A. Levy- 
Cardiff: Dominion Arcade, Queen 

St. Tel. : 2916 D.Thomas 

Dublin : 93, Middle Abbey St. 

Tel. : 76741 M.Mitchell 

Glasgow : 97, Bath St. Tel. : 

Douglas 4944 R. Ancill 

Leeds : 15, Wellington St. Tel. : 

76741 C.Walton 

Liverpool : 9, Camden St. Tel. : 

North 0574 H. Brooks 

Manchestei : 3, The Parsonage. 

Tel. : Blackfriars 3686 ... S. Redford 
Newcastle : 134, Westgate Rd. 

Tel.: 27248 Cecil Graves. 

Nottingham : The Black Boy Hotel. 

Tel. : 41531 O. Ward. 

Sheffield: Stirling Chambers ... M. Yasue. 



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GRAND NATIONAL 
PICTURES, LTD., 

113, Wardour St., W.l. Tel.: 
Gerrard 6543-4. Grams : Gramapic. 
Rath, London. 

Directors : M. J. Wilson (Man. 
Dir.), Ronald Wilson. 

General Sales Manager : A. 
Greenspan. 

Secretary : J. Wise. 

Branch Addresses and Managers : 

London: A.Greenspan. 

Midlands and N.W. Area Supervisor ... 

Arthur Josephs. 
Yorks, N. Counties and Scotland Supervisor ... 
Alec Lever. 
Birmingham : 38, John Bright St. 

Tel. : Midland 0541 John Bolloton. 

Cardiff Representative : 36, Windsor Place ... 
L. Picton-Thomas. 
Glasgow : 38, Bath St. 

Tel. : Douglas 0040 ... Pane Ellis. 

Leeds : 10, Mill Hill. 

Tel. : Leeds 279521 ... G. F. Mayo. 

Liverpool Representative : 87, Lord St. 

Tel. : Central 3290 J. Arthur Fearnett. 

Manchester Representative : 3, The Parsonage. 

Tel. : Blackfriars 8994 ... Louis Deal. 
Newcastle Representative : Central Agency 
Films, 94, Westgate Rd. 

Tel. : Newcastle 24291 ... George Cowan 

INTERNATIONAL FILM 
RENTERS, LTD., 

167, Wardour Street, W.l. Tel. : 
Gerrard 3257, 3131, 7591. 

Directors : T. D. Richardson (Chair- 
man and Man. Dir.), B.S. Lane, 
A. Chenery. 

Chief Executive : M. Wronker. 

Secretary : F. W. Coulling. 

Branch Addresses : 

Birmingham : No. 4 Office, 38, John Bright 

Street. Tel. : Midland 4839. 
Cardiff : 30, Charles Street. 

Tel. : Cardiff 3732. 
Leeds : 34, Wellington Street. 

Tel. : Leeds 3°555- 
Liverpool : 29a, Islington. Tel. : North 0755. 
Manchester : Office 8, 3, The Parsonage. 

Tel. : Blackfriars 9761. 
Newcastle : 138a, Westgate Road. 

Tel. : Newcastle 24945. 
Glasgow : Horace S. Coxall, Ltd., 153, Queen 

Street. Tel. : Central 9410. 
Belfast : 36, GreshamSt. Tel. : Belfast 25351. 

KEAN FILM PRODS., LTD. 

34, Wellington St., Leeds. Tel. : 

24947. 
Directors : Joseph Kean (Man. 

Dir.), M. Reisch (Secretary). 

KEY FILMS DISTRIBUTORS, LTD., 

Hammer House, 113, Wardour St., 



W.l. Tel. : Gerrard 1517, 2309. 

Directors : Enrique Carreras (Man. 
Dir.), James Carreras, M.B.E. 

KINOGRAPH 
DISTRIBUTORS, LTD., 

26-27, D'Arblay St., W.l. Tel.: 

Gerrard 4148. 
Directors : F. T. Lenton (Man. 

Dir.), J. M. Buller. 
Secretary : N. T. Wood. 



MAJESTIC FILMS, LTD., 

179, Wardour St., W.l. Tel. : 
Gerrard 4038. 

Directors: Gilbert Church, J. C. 
Jones, P. J. Crofts. 

METRO-GOLD WYN-MAYER 
PICTURES, LTD., 

19, Tower St., W.C.2. Tel. : Temple 
Bar 8444. Grams : Metrofilms, 
Telew, London. 

Directors : S. Eckman, Jnr. (Chair- 
man and Man. Dir.), Arthur M. 
Loew (U.S.), Morton A. Spring 
(U.S.), J. Robert Rubin (U.S.), 
J. C. Squier. 

General Sales Manager : E. 
Hancock. 

Assistant Sales Manager: D. 
King. 

Secretary : Cecil A. Maitland, 
A.C.A. 

Branch Supervisor: W. Hutchison. 

Press Relations : Mervyn 

McPherson. 

Advertising and Publicity : J. 
Leslie Williams. 

Branch Addresses and Managers : 

London ... ... ... W. Walsh. 

Belfast : 43, Donegall St. 

Tel. : Belfast 27496 , ... F. Keogh. 

Birmingham : 21, Smallbrook St. 

Tel. : Midland 3937-8 ... N. King. 

Cardiff : Dominions House, Queen St. 

Tel. : Cardiff 1203 E. F. Butterworth. 

Dublin : 9a, Lower Abbey St. 

Tel. : Dublin 71781-2 J. Chamberlain. 

Glasgow : 10, Dixon St. 

Tel. : Central 2955 ... H. G. Spary. 

Leeds : 34, Wellington St. 

Tel. : Leeds 20885 L. Hutchinson. 

Liverpool : 2, Wood St. 

Tel. : Royal 4720 T. P. Nicol. 

Manchester : Palatine House, 76, Victoria St. 

Tel. : Blackfriars 0351-2 ... T. Connor. 

Newcastle : 210, Westgate Rd. 

Tel. : Central 27656-7 ... C. F. West. 



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MOTION PICTURES, LTD., 

179, Wardour St., W.l. Tel.: 

Gerrard 4038. 
Directors : F. Willard, Gilbert 

Church, J. C. Jones. 

NEW REALM 
PICTURES, LTD., 

Queen's House, Leicester Square, 
W.C.2. Tel. : Gerrard 6302. 

Grams : Nurealmpic, Lesquare, 
London. 



Directors 
Fancey. 



E. J. Fancey, S. A. 



OMNIA FILMS, LTD. 

90, Regent Street, London, W.l. 

Tel. : Regent 5546. 

Directors : Steven Pallos, Lord 
Grantley, F. Burgis, John Sutro. 

General Manager: George J. 
Maidment. 

Secretary : F. Kelly. 



PARAMOUNT FILM 
SERVICE, LTD. 

162-170, Wardour St., W.l. Tel.: 
Gerrard 7700. 

Directors : James E. Perkins 
(Chairman and Man. Dir.), F. E. 
Hutchinson (Director of Sales), 
C. F. Karuth, E. Ayres. 

Secretary : P. D. Cornwell. 

Director of Theatres and Pub- 
licity : T. C. Reddin. 

Branch Addresses and Managers : 

London: ... ... ... D. Abbey 

Birmingham : 64, New St. 

Tel. : Midland 0885 ... S. P. Epstein 

Cardiff : 14-18, The Friary. 

Tel. : Cardiff 7673-4 ... R. R. Smith 

Dublin : 34, Lower Abbey St. 

Tel. : Dublin 75608-9 ... N. Bernfield 
Glasgow : 184, St. Vincent St. 

Tel. : City 4421 A.F.Gibson 

Leeds : 48, Wellington St. 

Tel. : Leeds 20471 H. S. Marshall 

Liverpool : Paramount House, 14, Fraser St. 

Tel. : North 2113 H. Nesbet 

Manchester : 22, Dickinson St. 

Tel. : Central 4793 N. Wild 

Newcastle : Paramount House, 167, Westgate 

Rd. Tel. : Newcastle 21564-5 T. Ledger 



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PATHE PICTURES, LTD., 

Film House, Wardour St., W.l. 
Tel. : Gerrard 4314. Grams : 
Patherima, Rath, London. 

Directors : Sir Philip Warter 
(Chairman), W. Moffat (Man. Dir.), 
Max Milder, E. G. M. Fletcher, 
LL.D.(Lond.), E. Maloney, F.C.A.. 
R. Clark, M.A., LL.B. 

General Manager : W. A. Fielder. 

General Sales Manager : J. 
Marks. 

Secretary : H. G. Howell. 

Publicity : J. D. Griggs. 



London Sales Manager : S. P. 
Jacobs. 

Agents : 

Birmingham : J. Fishley, Butchers Film 

Service, 42, Horsefair. Tel : Midland 0047. 
Manchester, Liverpool and North Wales : 

Ben C. Gibbs, 3, The Parsonage. 
Newcastle : G. Cowan, Central Agency Films, 

94, Westgate Road. 
Leeds : Clem West, 20, King Street Chambers, 

Wellington Street. 
Liverpool : C. A. Birtles. 347, Leasowe Road, 

Wallasey, Cheshire. Tei : 6653. 
Glasgow and Northern Ireland : W. Whit-', 

25, Newton Place, Glasgow. 
West of England : A. Charig, 1, Park Street, 

Taunton, Somerset. 
Cardiff : D. A. Smith, Queens Hotel. 
Eire : J. Hanlon, Irish International Film 

Agency, 112, Marboro' Street, Dublin. 



Branch Addresses and Managers : 

London ... ... ... H. L. Clyne. 

Belfast : Garfield Chambers, 

44, Royal Avenue. Tel. : 

Belfast 23400 C. Gordon. 

Birmingham : 59, John Bright 

St. Tel. : Midland 1292 ... C. Solomon. 
Cardiff : Dominions House, Queen St. 

Tel. : Cardiff 7427 ... A. Verran. 

Dublin : 102, Middle Abbey St. 

J. Gordon Lewis. 



W. A. Mann. 
17, Wellington St. 
S. F. Downing. 



Tel. : Dublin 73221 
Glasgow : 114, Union St. 

Tel. : Central 1965-6 
Leeds : Wellesley Bldgs., 

Tel. : Leeds 20241 
Liverpool : 23, Islington St. 

Tel.: North 2521 J.W.Edwards. 

Manchester : 3, The Parsonage. 

Tel. : Blackfriars 5564 ... N. Crickett. 
Newcastle : 134-6, Westgate Rd. 

Tel. : Newcastle 28474 ... E. F. White. 



PIONEER EXCLUSIVES LTD., 

179, Wardour St., W.l. Tel.: 
Gerrard 3872. 

Directors: Gilbert Church, B. 
Church, J. C. Jones. 

PREMIER DISTRIBUTORS, LTD. 

Piccadilly House, London, W. 1 . 
Tel. : Regent 5561. 

Directors : Eric H. L. Cosby, 
C. R. Ritter, L. Urry/Sir Walter 
Peacock. 

Secretary : C. H. Miller. 



PICCADILLY CINEMATOGRAPH 
FILM PRODUCTIONS, LTD., 

101, Wardour St., London, W.l. 
Tel. : Gerrard 4005-7. 



Directors : C. 
(Man. Dir.), 
Grummitt. 



Pattinson - Knight 
T. Svensson W. 



Director of Publicity 
McAlister. 



PRODUCERS 
REPRESENTATIONS, LTD. 

90, Regent St., London, W.l. Tel. : 
Regent 5546. 

Directors : Steven Pallos, Lord 
Grantley, F. Burgess, John Sutro. 

General Manager: George J. 
Maidment. 

Secretary : F. Kelly. 



1895 



OVER 50 YEARS 
OF SERVICE TO 
THE INDUSTRY 




1947 



ERNEST F. MOY LTD., 
134, Bayham Street, 
Camden Town, N.W.I 



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RENOWN PICTURES 
CORP., LTD., 

Independent House, 111a, Wardour 
St., W.l. Tel. : Gerrard 4403-5. 
Grams : Renownpic, Wesdo, 
London. 

Directors : James G. Minter, 
F.L.A.A. (Governing Director), N. 
Penny. 

General Sales Manager : Jack M. 
Phillips. 

Branch Addresses and Managers 

London 

S. Coast : 4, Berrylands, 

London, S.W.20 
E. Coast : 68, Eaton Park Rd., Palmers Green, 

London, N.13 
Belfast : 36, Gresham St. 

Tel. : Belfast 25351 

Birmingham : St. Ambrose, 364, Barrows 

Lane, Sheldon. 

Tel. : Sheldon 2173 

Cardiff : 24, Charles St. 

Tel. : Cardiff 2735 
Glasgow : 57, Oswald St. 

Tel. : Douglas 0040 
Manchester : 3, The Parsonage. 

Tel. : Blackfriars 8994 
Liverpool : Office 5, n, Camden St. 

Tel.: North 1 1 08 ... S.King. 

Newcastle : 94, Imperial Bldgs.,Westgate Rd. 
G. Cowan. 



J. Brilmayer. 

Raynes Park, 

N. File. 

rs Green, 

E. J. Woodley. 

S. Durbidge. 
\, Barrows 

W. Smith. 

J. Tiktin. 

J. Bruce. 

L. Deal. 



Tel. : Newcastle 22549 
Leeds : 20, King St. Chambers. 

Tel. : Leeds 26341... 
Nottingham : 17, Forman St. 

Tel. : Nottingham 43828 ... 
West of England : 1, Park St. 
Somerset. 

Tel. : Taunton 4744 



F. Gill. 

Taunton, 



A. Charig. 



RKO-RADIO PICTURES, LTD., 

2-4, Dean St., W.l. Tel.: Gerrard 
5640. Grams : Arkopict, Rath, 
London. 

Directors : Robert S. Wolff (Chair- 
man and Man. Dir.), Sir Randle 
F. Holme, Ned E. Depinet (U.S.), 
P. H. Reisman (U.S.), G. W. 
Dawson. 



General Sales Manager 
Simon. 

Secretary : G. W. Dawson. 

Publicity : David Jones. 



E. 



Branch Addresses and Managers : 

London G. Chester. 

Birmingham : 24, Cambridge Rd., Kings 
Heath. 

Tel. : Highbury 2201 ... L. Jacobs. 

Cardiff : Dominion House, Queen St. 

Tel. : Cardiff 730-1 ... J. Morris. 

Glasgow : ioa, Bothwell St. 

Tel. : Central 9761-2 ... E. D. Burns. 

Leeds : 1, Wellington Chambers, City Sq. 

Tel. : Leeds 30048-9 ... A. Bayley. 

Liverpool : 109-m, Islington St. 

Tel. : North 1748-9 C. N. Wilkinson. 

Manchester : 3, The Parsonage. 

Tel. : Blackfriars 4224 W. S. Browning. 
Newcastle : 19, Bath Lane. 

Tel. : Newcastle 22810 ... J. Arnott. 

Dublin : 75, Middle Abbey St. 

Tel.: Dublin 75169 ... H. McNally. 

Belfast : 27, Garfield St. 

Tel. : Belfast 20977 ... H. McNally. 



SHERWOOD FILMS, LTD., 

26-27, D'Arblay St., W.l. 

Gerrard 4148. 
Directors : F. T. Lenton 

Dir.), J. M. Buller. 
Secretary : N. T. Wood. 



Tel.: 



Man . 



SOUND-SERVICES, LTD. 

Guild House, Upper St. Martin's 
Lane, .W.C.2. Tel.: Temple 

Bar 5420. 

Directors : E. P. L. Pelly (Chair- 
man and Joint Man. Dir.), A. T. 
Burlinson (Joint Man. Dir.), E. W. 
Beckett, S. G. Chamberlain, F. A. 
Hoare. S. W. Penwill. 



STAHL PYRAMID 
FILMS, LTD., 

130, Wardour St., W.l. Tel.: 

Gerrard 3400. 
Directors : H. W. Collinson, C. 

Collinson. 

20th CENTURY-FOX 
FILM CO., LTD., 

Twentieth Century House, Soho 
Square, London, W.l. Tel. : 

Gerrard 7766. Grams : Centfox, 
Rath, London. 



SUPASIGNS LTD. 

42, HOXTON SQ., LONDON, N.1 



'Phone: CLE. 2354 



SILK SCREEN PRINTING for 

discriminating Renters and Exhibitors 



Makers of 
CATEGORY BOARDS, 
SEATING INDICATORS, 
QUEUEING STANDS,Etc. 



Please order through your 
usual Equipment House. 



Renting Companies' Personnel. 



131 



Directors : Spyros P. Skouras 
(U.S., formerly Greek) (Chairman), 
Otto W. Bolle (U.S.) (Man. Dir.), 
F. L. Harley (U.S.), W. C. Michel 
(U.S.), K. N. Hargreaves, Maurice 
Silverstone (U.S.), J. F. Pattinson, 
A. Silverstone (U.S.). 

Director of Sales : J. F. Pattinson. 

Assistant Sales Manager : E. G. 
Milloy. 

Special Head Office Representa- 
tive : P. Livingstone. 

Publicity : Selby Howe. 

Branch Addresses and Managers : 

London ... ... H. J. Williamson. 

Birmingham : 51, John Bright St. 

Tel. : Midland 4755 ... V. R. Jones. 

Cardiff : Dominion Arcade. 

Tel. : Cardiff 1744 ... A. G. Rogers. 

Dublin : 9B, Lower Abbey St. 

Tel. : Dublin 43068 ... L.N.Talbot. 

Glasgow : 77, Mitchell St. 

Tel. : Central 1056 
Leeds : 254, Harrogate Road. 

Tel. : Leeds 61053 
Liverpool : 31, Norton St. 

Tel. : North 435-6 

Manchester : Royal London 
Deansgate. 

Tel. : Blackfriars 7634 ...C. S. MacGregor. 
Newcastle : 180, Westgate Road. 

Tel. : Newcastle 21461 H. T. Holdstock 



W. Carruthers. 

J. G. Smart. 

J. Todd. 
House, 196, 



UNITED ARTISTS 
CORP., LTD., 

Film House, Wardour St., W.l. 
Tel. : Gerrard 5084. Grams : 
Unartisco, Rath, London. 

Directors : David Coplan (Man. 
Dir.), Mary Pickford (U.S.) (alter- 
nate, W. J. Smith), Charles Chaplin 
(alternate C. Gordon Ross), David 
O. Selznick (U.S.) (alternate J. 
Reissar), L. Lewis, A.C.A. (Secre- 
tary) . 



Publicity : H. R. Schleman. 

Branch Addresses and Managers : 

London A. E. Cheek. 

Birmingham: n, Holloway Head. 

Tel. : Midland 3733 ••■ P- Kutner. 

Cardiff : 40, Charles St. 

Tel. : Cardiff 5555-6 ... L. Morris. 

Dublin : 71, Middle Abbey St. 

Tel.: Dublin 74820 ... M. Moss. 

Glasgow : 108, West Regent St. 

Tel.: Douglas 5822 ... W. Bendon. 

Leeds : Wellesley Bldgs., 17, Wellington St. 

Tel. : Leeds 30148-9 ... E. A. Isaacs. 

Liverpool : 12, Norton St, 

Tel.: North 0022-3 ... D. M. Bickler. 

Manchester : 3, The Parsonage, Deansgate 

Tel. : Blackfriars 8885-6 ... A. J. Baun. 
Newcastle : 205, Westgate St. 

Central 23882 ... A. C. Henderson. 



WARNER BROS. 
PICTURES, LTD., 

Warner House, Wardour St., W.l. 
Tel. : Gerrard 5600. Grams : 
Wabropic, Rath, London. 

Directors : Max Milder (Man. Dir.), 
E. G. M. Fletcher, J. Walton 
Erown. 



General Sales 
Walton Brown. 



Manager 



J. 



Secretary : W. Turner. 
Publicity : R. Gayne Dexter. 

Branch Addresses and Managers : 

London Mark Grotsky. 

Birmingham : 716, Chester Rd., Erdington. 

Tel. : Erdington 2641 ... M. E. Jones. 
Cardiff : Dominions House, Queen St. 

Tel.: Cardiff 1365... R. Francis Wilkinson. 
Dublin : 62, Middle Abbey St. 

Tel.: Dublin 73941 ... G.Nash. 

Glasgow: 81, Dunlop St. 

Tel.: Central 4468 ...L. B. Marshall. 

Leeds : 3-4, Cabinet Chambers, Basinghall St. 



General Sales Manager 
Dubow. 



S. B. 



Tel. : Leeds 21564 
Liverpool : 6-8, Islington. 

Tel. : North 2295 ... 
Manchester : 12, Mount St. 

Tel. : Deansgate 4597 
Newcastle : Westgate Rd. 

Tel. : Newcastle 26627 



C. P. Stack. 
L. H. Leonard. 



F. W. Stanbury 

G. T. Turnball. 



KEEP 




\H M»HO 



For 
CURTAINS 

E2 



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Film rewinders and measurers 
35mm Processing Machines 
16mm Processing Machines 
Printing Equipment 
Cutting and Editing Equipment 



W. V I N TEN IT D., north circular rd. 

CRICKLEWOOD N.W. 2. Telephone Gladstone 6373 



Clifton 



9 P% 




KINEMATOGRAPH LABORATORIES LTD. 



SCHOOL RD., N.W. 10 
PHONE: ELGAR 7831 



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PERFECTION 

°F SCREEN 

EN TERTAINMEliT 



Olympic 

KINEMATOGRAPH LABORATORIES LTD. 



SCHOOL RD., N.W.IO 
PHONE: ELGAR 7831 



BRITISH 
PRODUCTION 



Studios, Production Companies' 
Executives andProduction Personnel; 
Service Companies including Film 
Stock, Laboratories and Equipment. 
Studio Facts and Figures 



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ESTABLISHED 1760 
HYPO SOLUTION FROM FIXING TANKS 



M 






SILVER 
recovered 
from, film 
coating. 



All classes 

of 

Film Waste 

bought. 




Head Office & Works : 

CHARLOTTE STREET, 
BIRMINGHAM 



London Branch : 

61, EAGLE STREET, 
HOLBORN W.C.I 



Tel.: CENTRAL 1423 Tel.: HOLBORN 5842 

Contractors to L.C.C. and Voluntary Hospitals. 



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British Production. 



135 



Studios and Production Units 



ALEXANDER KORDA FILM 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

146, Piccadilly, London, W.l. Tel. : 
Mayfair 8272. 

Directors : Sir Alexander Korda 
(Chairman) ; Hugh Quennell ; Vin- 
cent Korda, Zoltan Korda, Sir 
David Cunynghame, Bart. 



Type of Production 
ment features. 



Entertain- 



ALLIANCE FILM STUDIOS, LTD. 

Riverside Studios, Hammersmith. 
Tel. : Riverside 3013. 

Directors : Include — Alfred Ship- 
man ; Samuel King ; James A. 
Carter (executive producer) ; Mark 
Rubens. 

Owns and Controls : Riverside and 
Twickenham Studios. 



ANALYSIS FILMS, LTD. 

Stratford Abbey, Stroud, Glos. 
Tel : Stroud 629. 

Directors : E. Anson Dyer (Man. 
Dir.) : E. M. Dyer. 

Production Man. : H. C. Stobbart. 

Type of Production : Diagram 
and technical films. 



ANGLO AMALGAMATED 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

National House, 60 /66, Wardour 
Street, London, W.l. Tel. : 

Gerrard 7005. 



Directors : N. Cohen and Stuart 
Levy. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment shorts and features. 

ANSON DYER STUDIOS, LTD. 

Stratford Abbey, Stroud Glos. 
Tel. : Stroud 629. 

Directors : E. Anson Dyer (Man. 
Dir.) ; E. M. Dyer. 

Production Man.: H. C. Stobbart. 

Head Animator : L. Kirley. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment and advertising colour car- 
toon films. 

THE ARCHERS FILM 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

120, Dorset House, Gloucester 
Place, London, N.W.10. Tel. : 
Welbeck 1226. 

Directors : Michael Powell, Em- 
eric Pressburger. 

Secretary : Mary Spencer. 



Type of Production 
ment features. 



Entertain- 



ARGYLE BRITISH 
PRODUCTIONS LTD. 

59, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, 
W.l. 

Managing Dir : John Argyle. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 




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Film Studios Ltd. 



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Studios Studios Studios 



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In Production 

"DEEP END" 

Director : A. Cavalcanti 

"DANCING WITH CRIME" 

Director: John Paddy Carstairs 



"THEY WALK ALONE" 

Director: Lance Comfort 



"THE POLTERGEIST" 

Director : Francis Searle 



"POOR MAN'S MIRACLE" 

Director : Brock Williams 



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137 



ASSOCIATED BRITISH 
PICTURE CORP., LTD. 

Elstree Studios, Boreham Wood, 
Herts., Tel. : Elstree 1600. 

Welwyn Studios, Welwyn Garden 
City, Herts., Tel. : Welwyn 
Garden 3241-7. 

Directors : Sir Philip Warter 
(Chairman) ; Max Milder (U.S.A.) 
(Man. Dir.) Robert Clark, M.A., 
LL.B.; Eric G.M. Fletcher, ^L.D., 
M.P. 

Secretary: J. H. McDonald, F.S. 
A.A. 

Executive Producer : Warwick 
Ward. 

Owns and Controls : Elstree and 
Welwyn Studios. 

ELSTREE STUDIOS 

Rebuilding : expected to be reoDened in August, 
1947. 
Studio Manager ... ... Joe Grossman 

WELWYN STUDIOS 

Three stages : 100 ft. by 80 ft.; 90 ft. by 60 ft.; 

60 ft. by 40 ft. 
Recording system : RCA (Mobile) and dubbing 

channel. 



Personnel : 

Studio Controller 
Assistant Studio Con- 
troller 
Directors ... 

Head of Sound Dcpt. ... 
Sound Recordists and 

Mixers 
Lighting Cameraman ... 
Camera Operators 



Camera Mechanic 
Production Manager 
1st Assistant Directors 



Art Directors 



Scenarists 
Writers 



and Contract 



Publicity Manager 
Make-up ... 
Hairdresser 
Chief Electrician... 
Master Carpenter 
Property Master 
Master Painter ... 
Master Plasterer 
Wardrobe Master 



Vaughan N. Dean 
J. R. Wallis 

Harold French 
Henry Cass 
H. Benson 
S. Jolly 
F. McNally 
Bryan Langley 
Drummond Drury 
V'al Stewart 
ChickMcNaughton 
Harold Payne 
W. A. Whittake- 
J. Martin 
G. Mitchell 

D. W. L. Daniels 
G. Gilbert 
Dudley Leslie 

J. Lee-Thompson 
Walter Summers 
J. D. Griggs 
R. Clark 
Polly Richards 
P. Abbott 
A. Ebling 
Arthur Howe 
T. Weatherley 

E. Tanner 
D. Smith 



CONTRACTS AND CASTING 

Colquhoun House, Broadwick Street, London 
W.i. Tel. : Gerrard 8646. 



Contracts Dept. 
Casting Director 



A.S. Hendry 
Robert Lennard 



ACMADE L 



TD. 



MOTION PICTURE ENGINEERS 

ACMADE HOUSE, 101 WARDOUR ST., W.I. 

manufacturers of 

• ACMIOLA FILM VIEWING AND SOUND 

REPRODUCING MACHINES 

• FOOT JOINERS 

• SYNCHRONIZERS 

• REWINDERS, ETC., ETC. 

• SPECIAL APPARATUS 

Head Office S Works : 

COLNESIDE WORKS, 
OXFORD RD., DENHAM. 

Telephone. UXBRIDGE 2015 



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FILM PRODUCERS 
GUILD 

LTD. 

CHAIRMAN AND JOINT MANAGING DIRECTOR : E. P. L. PELLY • JOINT 

MANAGING DIRECTOR : A. T. BURLINSON • DIRECTOR : F. A. HOARE 

SECRETARY: K. LOCKIIART SMITH 



\n Association of Producers and Distributors 

of Documentary, Industrial, Educational 

and National Propaganda Films 



ASSOCIATES : 

VERITY FILMS LTD. 

PUBLICITY FILMS LTD. 

MERTON PARK STUDIOS LTD. 

TECHNIQUE FILM PRODUCTIONS 

CREENPARK PRODUCTIONS LTD. 

THE HORIZON FILM UNIT 

SOUND-SERVICES LTD. 



GUILD HOUSE • UPPER ST. MARTIN'S LANE • LONDON • WC2 

Telephone: Temple Bar 5420 (13 lines) Telegrams: Filmicity, London 



: INFORMATION BUREAU 

The Film Producers Guild maintains an information bureau to answer any 
inquiry about the uses, production and distribution of films — feature, 
documentary, educational, propaganda. 
Inquiries should be addressed to the Secretary. 



British Production . 



130 



ASSOCIATED INDEPENDENT 
PRODUCERS OF 
GREAT BRITAIN, LTD. 

Nightingale Corner, Nightingale Rd., 
Bushey, Herts., Tel. : Bushey 
Heath 1714. 



J. Widgey Newman 
W. R. Plaskett; G. 



Directors : 

(Man. Dir 

Phillips. 
Producer and Film Director : J. 

Widgey Newman. 
Type of Production : Featurettes 

and shorts. 



Personnel : 

Art Director 
Cameras 

Assistant Cameras 
Editorial Assistants 



N. Griffin 

Roy Plaskett 

Eric Benham 

Fred Lock 

P. Briggs 

R. White 



BIBLE FILMS, LTD. 

(Non-profit making company.) 
Holy Trinity Vicarage, Aylesbury, 
Tel. : Aylesbury 649. 

All Saints Rectory, Beverley Hills, 

U.S.A. 
Directors : Rev. Brian Hession 

(Man. Dir.) ; J. K. Friedrich (U.S.) ; 



J. L. Mortimer ;B.G.B. Fox ; M.J. 
Hessian ; B.S.W. Green ; J. Hubert 
Smith (U.S.) ; F. E. Poad. 

Film Director : Rev. Brian Hession. 

Type of Production : Religious films. 

BLACKHEATH FILM UNIT, LTD. 

9, North Street, Leatherhead, Surrey. 
Director : Ralph Cathles (manag- 
ing), Rupert Hardisty. 

Type of Production : Documentary 
instructional, industrial, publicity, 
puppet films. 

Personnel : 

Director /cameramen ...Ralph Cathles, Rupert 
Hardisty, Dudley 
Ashton (Animation). 

Assistants Charles Beddous, 

Frances Bourne, 

Norman Owens. 

Commentators ... John Downton, Arthur 

Lawrence. 

Music Director ... Beryl Price. 

Two small studios, cutting rooms, etc. 

B.M. PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

12, Quadrant Arcade, Regent Street, 
London, W.l. Tel.: Regent 3063. 

Managing Director : Bernerd 

Mainwaring. 



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BISHOP SOUND & ELECTRICAL CO. LTD. 


108, BEVERLEY WAY, 


LONDON, S.W.20 


Telephone : Maiden . 


2849-4118-2559. 



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ILFORD LIMITED NATIONAL HOUSE WARDOUR ST. LONDON W.1 

TELEPHONE : CERRARD 2763 



British Production. 



141 



Type of Production : Instruc- 
tional, educational and enter- 
tainment. 

BRITISH AND DOMINIONS 
FILM CORP., LTD. 

Pinewood Studios, , Iver Heath, 
Bucks. Tel. : Iver 700 Ext. 289. 

Directors : J. Arthur Rank, D.L., 
J. P. (Chairman) ; W.H.Cockburn ; 
E. Ronald Crammond ; L.W. Far- 
row, F.C.A. ; Lord Grantley ; 
G.I. Woodham Smith. 

Secretary : B.E. Croughton. 

BRITISH AVIATION 
PICTURES, LTD. 

The Manor,' Davies Street, Berkeley 
Square, London, W.l. Tel. : Mayfair 
4016. 



Directors : G. 
J. Stafford. 

Personnel : 

Producer 
Film Director 
Scenarists ... 



King ; C. King ; 



John Stafford 

George King 

Basil Woon ; 

Katherine Strueby 

Val Valentine 



BRITISH DOCUMENTARY 
FILMS, LTD. 

Lindsay House, 171, Shaftesbury 
Avenue, London, W.C.2. Tel. : 
Temple Bar 8577. 

Directors: W.R. Hutchinson, B.Sc; 
Courtney Hume ; M.J.Hutchinson. 

Director of Productions : Ronald 

Haines. 
Type of Production : Documentary. 

BRITISH FILMS, LTD. 

199, Piccadilly, London, Wl. Tel.: 
Regent 2828. 

Directors : Rt. Hon. Lord Denham, 
M.C. ; H.C.J. Russell Smith; K.L. 
Lockstone ; P.B. Frere. 

BRITISH FINE ARTS 
PICTURES, LTD. 

Glenbuck Studios, Surbiton, Tel. : 
Elmbridge 5211-3. 

Directors : H. Henri ; R. Neall, 
M.A. 

Type of Productions : Documen- 
tary, educational shorts. 



BRITISH LION FILM 
STUDIOS, LTD. 

Shepperton, Middlesex. Tel: : Chert- 
sey 2211. 

Directors : H. Quennell (Chair- 
man) ; H. G. Boxall ; Sir David 
Cunynghame, Bart. ; Sir Arthur 
Jarratt ; V. Korda (Man. Dir.) ; 
P. C. Stapleton. 

Owns and Controls : Shepperton 
Studios. 

Seven stages : two 150 ft. by 120 ft. ; two 
120 ft. by 100 ft. ; one ioo ft. by 80 ft. ; 
two 70 ft. by 40 ft. 60 acres of ground, 
including river, gardens, woodland, park, 
junglej and ornamental gardens. 

Recording systems : Two RCA. and one Visa- 
tone with silent track. 



BRITISH MOVIETONEWS, LTD. 

22, Soho Square, London, W.l. Tel.: 
Gerrard 7811-6. 

Director and General Manager : 
Sir Gordon Craig. 

Director and Editor : G.F.Sanger. 

Assistant Editor : T. F. Scales. 

News Editor : E. T. Adams. 



BRITISH NATIONAL 
FILMS, LTD. 

National Studios, Boreham Wood, 
Herts. Tel.: Elstree 1644. 

Casting Office : 123, Wardour St., 
London, W.l. Tel. Gerrard 3202. 

Directors : Sir Henry Richardson 
(Chairman) Lady Yule ; G. M. Yule ; 
Louis H. Jackson (Man. Dir.) 

Executive Producer : Louis H. 
Jackson. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 



Personnel : 

Film Directors 



Cameramen 
Publicity 



... MacLean Rogers 

Paul Stein 

Montgomery Tulley 

Alfred Travers 

James Wilson 

Ernest Palmer 

Gerald Moss 

... James Hutchison 



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• BRIEF 


ENCOUNTER 


• completed 


• GREAT 


EXPECTATIONS 


• completed 



ANTHONY HAVELOCK-ALLAN 

RONALD NEAME 

DAVID LEAN 














• TAKE MY LIFE 

• completed 



• BLANCHE FURY 



in preparation 



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143 



BRITISH PARAMOUNT 
NEWS 

10, School Road, North Acton, N.W. 
10. Tel. : Elgar 4030-7. 

Editor : G. T. Cummins. 

Assistant Editor : J. Stagg. 

News Editor : E. J. H. Wright, 
M.B.E. 

Technical Supervisor: J.C. Roger- 
son. 

Accountant : E. Cohen. 



BUSHEY FILM STUDIOS, LTD. 

Melbourne. Road, Bushey, Herts. 
Tel. : Bushey Heath 1621-3. 

London office: 179, Wardour St., 
W.l. 

Directors : Gilbert Church ; J.C. 
Jones ; B. Church. 

Owns and Controls : Bushey 
Studios. 



BUTCHERS' FILM 
SERVICE, LTD. 

175, Wardour St., London, W.l. 
Tel. : Gerrard 7282-4. 

Managing Director : F. W. Baker. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 



Producer-Directors : John Boul- 
ting ; Roy Boulting. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 

Personnel : 

Peter de Sarigny 
Max Benedict 
Jack Worrow 



Production Manager 

Research 

Publicity 



CINEGUILD, LTD. 

Canada House, Norfolk St., London 
W.C.2. 

Production office : Pinewood, Iver, 
Heath, Bucks. Tel. : Iver 700. 

Directors : Anthony Havelock- 
Allan ; David Lean ; Ronald 
Neame. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 

Personnel : 

Supervising Editor... ... Jack Harris 

i st Assistant Director ... George Pollock 
Continuity ... ... ... Margaret Sibley 

CINE INDUSTRIAL 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

Windsor Studios, 26, Cursitor Street, 
London, E.C.4. Tel. : Chancery 
8760. 

Directors : T. P. Matthews ; R. E. 
Pilgrim ; F. J. Ridsdall. 

Owns and Controls : Windsor 
Studios. 

Two stages : 56 ft. by 25 ft. with annexe 14 ft. 
by 14 ft. ; 28 ft. by 27 ft., and equipped as 
viewing theatre. 



C. J. CAYLEY 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

26-27, D'Arblay St., W.l. Tel.: 
Gerrard 4148. 

Directors : C. J. Cayley, F.R.G.S., 
A.R.P.S.; I. C. L. Cayley. 

Secretary : R. Jones. 

Type of Production : Interest, 
educational, travel shorts. 



CHARTER FILM 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

Colquhoun House, Broadwick St., 
London, W.l. Tel.: Gerrard 8646. 

Directors: John Boulting; Roy 
Boulting ; R. Boulting. 



COLONIAL FILM UNIT 
fC.O.I.) 

21, Soho Square, London, W.l. 
Tel. : Gerrard 2666. 

Production : W. M. Sellars, M.B.E. 

Direction : George Pearson. 

Type of Production : Films for 
Government departments. 

COMMERCIAL EDUCATIONAL 
FILM 

(The Topical Press Agency, Ltd.) 
20-21, Red Lion Court, Fleet St., 
E.C.4. Tel. : Central 8982-4. 

Directors : E. J. J. Mollison ; J. 
Oliver; V.M. Palmer, A. S.Parkes. 

Type of Production : Commercial 
shorts. 



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FOR SECOND FEATURES, ARTISTES' TESTS, 
DOCUMENTARY, ADVERTISING, AND INDUSTRIAL FILMS 



FLOOR 
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(5 MINUTES FROM PICCADILLY) 

SOUND STAGES 

SOUND CHANNEL 

MITCHELL CAMERA 
VINTEN DOLLY 

MODERN LIGHTING 
OFFICES AND 
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26 CURSITOR STREET • EC 4 

PHONE - - - - CHANCERY 8760 



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CONCANEN PRODUCTIONS 

161, New Bond Street, London, W.l. 

Tel. : Regent 4189. 

Denham Laboratories, Denham, 
Bucks. Tel. : Denham 2323. 

Directors: Derrick de Marney (Man. 
Dir.) ; J. C.Wilson. A.L.A.A. ; J. H. 
Hudson. 

Producer : Derrick de Marney. 
Personnel : 

Production Manager ... Vincent Permane 



Documentary Supervisor 
Publicity 



Mary Harvey 
Mae Dovey 



CONCORD PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

199, Piccadilly, London, W.l. Tel.: 
Regent 2828. 

Production office and cutting room : 
74, Old Compton Street, W.l. 
Tel. : Gerrard 9167-8. 

Directors : J.Gardner Lewis ; K. L. 
Lockstone. 

Director of Productions : J. Gard- 
ner Lewis. 

Secretary : Stanley E. Morris. 



Personnel : 

Film directors 

Assistant director 
Chief cameraman 
Cameraman... 
Chief editor 
Editor 

Librarian . . . 
Camera department 

Editing department 



M. Harvey 

CD. Smith 

N. Hemsley 

Douglas Ransome 

J. Johnson 

Arthur Hatherall 

M. Boyd 

W. Munn 

Peter Smith 

Alan Bryce 

Edward Cole 

C. Gray 

R. Ensleigh 



CORONET PICTURES. 

Room 28, 3, The Parsonage, Man- 
chester. Tel. : Blackfriars 2960. 

Managing Director : H. Crossby. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features, documentary, 
shorts. 

CROMWELL FILM 
CORPORATION, LTD. 

Southall Studios, Middlesex. Tel. : 
Southall3281. 

Directors : Include — Alfred Ship- 
man ; James A. Carter (executive 
producer) ; Mark Rubens. 

Owns and Controls : Southall 
Studio. 



COINICAINIIINI 
PRODUCTIONS 

FILMS 

AND 

PLAYS 

ACTOR-PRODUCER: 

DERRICK de MARNEY 

161, NEW BOND STREET, LONDON, W.1. 

Phone : Regent 4189. 



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HUMPHRIES 



-fr 



THE 
QUALITY LABORATORY 
PREDOMINANT IN 
EVERY ASPECT OF 
MOTION PICTURE FILM 
PROCESSING 



& 



GEORGE HUMPHRIES & CO. LTD. 

71-77, Whitfield Street, London, W.1 

Telephones : Telegrams : Cables : 

MUSEUM 3636 (8 lines) Bestlab, Rath, London Bestlab, London 



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CROWN FILM UNIT 

Beaconsfield Studios, Station Rd., 
Beaconsfield, Bucks. Tel. : 

Beaconsfield 651. 
London Contacts Office : Central 
Office of Information Tel. Euston 
. 4321 Ext. 192. 
Producer : Alexander Shaw. 
Executive Assistant : Gordon 

Smith. 
Type of Production : Documentary, 

instructional. 
Personnel 

Film directors ... ... H. Jennings 

R. A. Elton ; R.Q. McNaughton ; G. Bryant ; 

G.Wallace ; R. Kingston-Davies ; J. Gowers ; 

C. Dean ; J. Spiro. 

General Manager Studio 

Chief cameraman ... 



Cameramen 

Still cameraman 
Chief recordist 
Recordists ... 

Art director 
Musical director 
Film editors 

Production manager 
Studio manager 



A. W. Osborne 
C. Fowle 
J. Jones 

E. Catford 

F. Gamage 
H. Peck 

K. Cameron 

J. May 

P. Hanford 

Scott Macgregor 

Muir Mathieson 

T. Trench 

Jocelyn Jackson 

Lillian Buck 

H. Viveash 



Unit managers 



Chief electrician 
Chief librarian 
Chief projectionist 
Chief carpenter 
Chief plasterer 



Diana Pine 

Elaine Quin 

Richard Warren 

Noel Arthur 

H. Brockwell 

Miss Pentecost 

D. Smith 

T. Daly 

S. Banks 



CRITERION FILM 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

5-9, Quality Court, Chancery Lane, 

London, W.C.2. Tel. : Holborn 3687. 
Directors : Douglas Fairbanks, Jnr.; 

George Smith ; H. A. Hawes, F.C.A.; 

Capt. A. Cunningham-Reid.D.F.C, 

M.P. ; Marcel Hellman. 

DATA (Documentary 
Technicians Alliance, Ltd.) 

21, Soho Square, London, W.l. 

Tel. : Gerrard 2826 ; 3122. 
Cutting Room : 26, D'Arblay St. W.l. 
Chairman : Donald Alexander. 

DAWN TRUST, LTD. 

(Non-profit making company) 

The Studio, Aylesbury. Tel. : Ayle: - 
bury 649. 



^Industrialists 

NOW ACKNOWLEDGE the 
selling value of the Industrial him. In 
responding to this demand, we have 
recognised the importance of providing 
not only progressive film units, but the 
facilities of a modern and well equipped 
studio situated within the London Area 

We offer these facilities to 
all Industrialists 




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facilities are also available to 
our friends throughout the 
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H.I. SOLAR- 

ARCS SPOTS 



MOLE- 
RICHARDSON 




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BASHLEY RD. 

LONDON 

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149 



Directors: Rev. B. Hession ; M.J. 

Hession ; D. Sullivan ; M. Scott ; 

I. Churchill-Davidson. 
Film Director: Rev. Brian Hession. 
Type of Production : Religious. 

D. & P. STUDIOS, LTD. 

Denham Studios, Denham, Middlesex 

.Tel. : Denham 2345. 
Directors : J. Arthur Rank, D.L., 

J. P. (Chairman] ; W.H.Cockburn ; 

E. Ronald Crammond ; L. W. 

Farrow ; The Right Hon. Lord 

Grantley ; C. W.A.Ray; Spencer 

M. Reis (Managing Director). 
General Manager : Capt. N. 

Walker. 
Secretary : M. L. Axworthy. 
Chief Accountant : T. B. Stalker. 
Owns and Controls : Denham and 

Pinewood Studios. 

DENHAM STUDIOS. 

AJ1 Western Electric Sound Recording appar 
atus. Four Western Electric mobile sound 
recording trucks. Five Way Western Electric 
dubbing channel. Equipped with latest models 
Mitchell and Debrie sound, silent and high 
speed cameras. Latest model camera cranes, 
rotambulators and Velocitators, etc. 

165 acres of grounds with spacious gardens, 
lawns, woods, meadows, and trout stream, etc. 

Power Station equipped with six Diesel electric 
generators, each capable of developing 750 kW 
continuously, and 25 per cent overload for 
two hours, capable of delivering over 50,000 
amperes at no volts for all purposes, or 
40,000 amperes at no volts can be delivered 
for two hours to the four stages. 

Shops etc : Carpenters and Wood machinists' 
shops (floor space 35,000 sq. ft.) Metal and 
Engineers' shops, Foundry and Blacksmith's 
shop, Plaster and Modeller's shops, Paint shop, 
Electrical Repair shop, Wardrobe workshop, 
Wig-making Workshop, Scenic Sudio, Drapery 
Workshop, Prop and Model Making shop, 
Prop Rooms with 31,000 sq. ft. floor space, 
14 self-contained Cutting Rooms, fully 
equipped, with latest equipment. Stills' 
Developing, Retouching and Printing Labora- 
tories, Optical, Printing and Experimental 
Laboratories, Scoring Studio with 4,000 sq. ft. 
floor space. Restaurant with seating capacity ! 
for 1,000 persons. 

Heads of Departments : 

Studio manager ... ... R. S. Hinchley 

Chief engineer ... ... A.J. Panley 

Office Manager A.V.Hall 

Construction manager ... W. Searle 

Property Master S. Hobbs 

PINEWOOD STUDIOS. 

Five stages : 3 — 165 by no ft., 2 — no by 82 ft. 

Exterior lots : 48 acres. 
Recording System : Western Electric Wide 

Range all mains. 
Lighting : Direct current supply at 220 and no 

volts from own Diesel driven power station of 



2,500 kW., 22,700 amperes at no volts. Incan- 
descent and arc lighting chiefly latest Mole- 
Richardson types. 

Heads of Departments : 

Studio manager H. Coward 

Chief engineer T . E. Knight 

Office manager Z. Harris 

Construction manager ... L. Gerhold 

Property Master A. Gaiters 

DENHAM FILM 
CORPORATION, LTD. 

Denham, Uxbridge, Middlesex. Tel. : 
Denham 2345. 

DIAGRAM FILMS, LTD. 

28-30, Little Russell Street, London, 
W.C.I. Tel.: Holborn 5249. 

Directors : W. B. A.Woolfe ; Francis 
H. Cropp ; Alfred Ridley Martin. 

Type of Production : Diagrammatic 
and Cartoon shorts. 

DOCUMENTARY TECHNICIANS 
ALLIANCE, LTD. (DATA). 

21, Soho Square, London, W.l. Tel. : 

Gerrard 2826, 3122. 
Cutting Room : 26, D'Arblay Street, 

W.l. 
Chairman : Donald Alexander. 
Secretary : Charles W. Smith. 
Type of Production : Documentary. 

Personnel: 

Producers Donald Alexander, 

Jack Elliott. 

Directors Mary Beales, Jack 

Chambers, Budge 
Cooper, Francis 

Gysin. 

Cameraman Wolfgang Suschitzky. 

Business manager ... Phillis Murray. 

DORLAND ADVERTISING, LTD. 

Dorland House, 18-20, Regent St., 

W.l. Tel. : Whitehall 0122. 
Type of Production : Advertising. 

EDWARD DRYHURST 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

National House, Wardour St., W.l. 
Tel. : Gerrard 1694. 

Directors : Edward Dryhurst 
(Chairman) ; Henry Green (Manag- 
ing Director) ; W. R. Binns, F.C.A. 

Executive Producer : Edward 
Dryhurst. 

Associate Producer : Eric L'Epine- 
Smith. 

Director of Publicity : R. St. G. 
Dillon Damen. 



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EALING 

STUDIOS 




The Preface 

to the best 

Screen Entertainment 



EALING STUDIOS LTD. 

EALING GREEN, LONDON, W.5 

MANAGING DIRECTOR: R . P. BAKER 



MICHAEL BALCON IN CHARGE OF PRODUCTION 



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151 



EALING STUDIOS, LTD. 

Ealing Green, London, W.5. Tel. : 
Ealing 6761-72. 

Directors : Stephen L. Courtauld, 
M.C. (Chairman) ; Reginald P. 
Baker, F.C.A. (Man. Dir.); Michael 
Balcon ; Gordon W. G. Rayner ; 
Wing Cmdr. Sir Archibald James, 
M.C, J. P. 

Producer : Michael Balcon. 

Secretary: Leslie F. Baker., A.C.A. 

Chief Accountant : J. C. Palmer. 

General Studio Manager : Hal 
Mason. 

Controls : Ealing Studios. 

Four stages : one — 135 ft. by 85 ft., two — 85 ft. 
by 73 ft. one 60 ft. by 40 ft. — and special 
effects stage. 

Personnel 

Film directors ... ... Charles Frend, 

Basil Dearden, Cavalcanti, Harry Watt, 
Charles Chrichton, Robert Hamer. 



Literary editor 
Scenario editor 
Casting 

Musical director 
Art directors 

Chief engineer 
Cameraman 
Chief electrician 
Buying manager 
Press publicity 



... Stella Jonckheere 

... Angus MacPhail 

... Margaret Bonnar 

Ernest Irving 

Duncan Sutherland 

Michael Relph 

Eric Williams 

Douglas Slocombe 

Jack Ford 

F.A. Giles 

... M. Danischewsky 



E. D. P. PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

183, King's Road, Chelsea, London, 
S.W.3. Tel.: Flaxman0941. 

An associate of British Industrial 
Films, Ltd. 

Directors : K. Redgrave, R. J. F. 
Booth, J. C. Curthoys, S. A. 
Brunsdon. 

Type of Production : Shorts, 
industrial and educational sub- 
jects. 



ELDER-DALRYMPLE 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

178, St. Vincent St., Glasgow, C.2. 

Tel. : Central 3521 
Garrick Film Studios, Craigwell Rd., 

Ayr. Tel.: 2850. 
Directors : John C. Elder ; J. Blake 

Dalrymple ; J. Ferguson Dunlop. 
Director of Productions : J. C. 

Elder. 

Type of Production : Educational, 
documentary, interest. 

EMBASSY PICTURES 
(ASSOCIATED), LTD. 

The Manor, Davies St., Berkeley 
Square, W.l. Tel. : Mayfair 4016. 

Producer and Film Director : 
George King. 

EMPIRE FILM PRODUCTIONS 

(Controlled by Radnor Films, Ltd.) 
Radnor House, Regent Street, 
London, W.l. Tel. : Regent 2988 ; 
5910 ; 5240. 
Directors : M. Goodman ; V. Coch- 
rane Hervey. 

EVERYMAN FILMS, LTD. 

20, Nottingham Place, London, W.l. 

Tel. : Welbeck 3111. 
Managing Director : Lewis Grant 

Wallace. 
Type of Production : Documentary. 

EXCELSIOR FILM 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

4, Tilney Street, Park Lane, London, 
W.l. Tel. : Grosvenor 2446-7 

Directors : Marcel Hellman (Rou- 
manian) ; Harold French; H. Alan 
Hawes, F.C.A. 



Type of Production 
ment features. 



Entertain- 



MILLIONS OF FEET OF SJOP^-iftSO SOUND EFFECTS 



GERRARD 7481 & 6413 V 



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Have Produced Films for 

CENTRAL OFFICE OF INFORMATION 

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE 

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION 

MINISTRY OF FOOD 

SCOTTISH OFFICE 

GENERAL POST OFFICE 

VOICE AND VISION LTD. 

COLUMBIA PICTURES CORPORATION LTD. 



SCRIPTURAL PRODUCTIONS 

Have Produced Films for 

CHURCH OF ENGLAND FILMS COMMISSION 
MEDICAL MISSIONARIES OF MARY 



PARK STUDIO, 

PUTNEY PARK LANE, 

LONDON, S.W.I 5 MANAGING 

PUTNEY 6274/4052 DIRECTOR : 

Registered Offices: ANDREW BUCHANAN 

47, Victoria Street, 

S.W.I 



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153 



FILM CENTRE 

34, Soho Square, London, W.l. 
Tel. : Gerrard 4253. 

Managing Director: Edgar Anstey. 

Type of Production : Documentary, 
advertising, educational. 

FILMS OF GREAT 
BRITAIN, LTD. 

Park Studios, Putney Park Lane, 
London, S.W.I 5. Tel. : Putney 
6274 ; 4052. 

Cutting Room : 86, Wardour St., 
London, W.l. 

Producer : Andrew Buchanan. 

Type of Production : Educational, 
advertising, sub-standard. 



Personnel : 

Film director 

Editor 

Cameraman 



Henry Cooper 
. James Anderson 
.Charles V. Francis 



FILM PRODUCERS 
GUILD, LTD. 

Upper St. Martin's Lane, London, 
W.C.2. Tel. : Temple Bar 5420-32. 

Merton Park Studios, 268, Kingston 
Road, London, S.W.I 9. Liberty 
4291-4300 

Directors : E. P. L. Pelly (Chair- 
man and Joint Man. Dir.); A.T. 
Burlinson (Joint Man. Dir.); F.A. 
Hoare. 

Secretary : K. Lockhart Smith. 

Associated Companies : Verity Films, Ltd., 
Publicity Films, Ltd., Merton Park Studios Ltd., 
Greenpark Productions, Ltd., Technique Film, 
Prductions, Horizon Film Unit, Gryphon Films, 
and Sound-Services, Ltd. 

Personnel : 

For senior studio personnel see under Merton 
Park Studios. 
Producers ... ... ... Edward Beckett 

Reg Groves, F.A. Hoare, Ralph Keene, Julian 
Wintle, Maxwell Munden, Cecil Musk, E.P.L. 
Pelly, Harold Purcell, Paul Fletcher, Ronald 
H. Riley, James E. Rogers, Cossar Turfery, 
and W. H. Williams. 
Film directors ... ... J. Neill Brown, 

Erik Cripps, John Eldridge, P. L. Cecil Gurney, 
A. C. Hammond, Ralph Keene, John Krish, 
Robert H. Lapresle, Wm. McQuitty, Max 
Munden, Cecil Musk, Roii3ld H. Riley, James 



K. II. BEARD 

LTD 

Lighting 

Equipment 

FOR CINEMA, THEATRE 
and STUDIO 



10 TRAFALGAR AVENUE, LONDON, S.E.15 



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GAINSBOROUGH 

PICTURES (1928) LTD. 




fitdrt* 



SYDNEY BOX 

IN CHARGE OF PRODUCTION 



LIME GROVE 
SHEPHERD'S BUSH, W.12 

(Tel.: Shepherd's Bush 1210) 



POOLE STREET 
ISLINGTON, N.l 

(Tel.: Clerkenwell 1271) 



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155 



E. Rogers, Humphrey Swingler, Julian Wintlc, 

Cossar Turfery. 

Scenario editor ... ... Oswald Skilbeck 

General production manager W. H. Williams 
Casting director ... ... Ronald Curtis 

Music editor ... ... John Bath 

Cameramen A.T. Dinsdale, 

Ray Elton, Cyril Jenkins, Alvin Willis, Robert 
H. Lapresle, C. S. Marlborough, Henry Hall, 
James E. Rogers, George Still, F. Lagden, 
Martin Curtis, Harry Gillam, J. W. Hewitson. 

FILM STUDIOS 
(MANCHESTER), LTD. 

3, Parsonage, Manchester, 3. 
Director : John E. Blakeley. 

Two stages : ioo ft. by 6o ft. ; 6o ft. by 50 ft. 

FIVE STAR FILMS. 

20, Sackville Street, W.l. 

Directors : Gerry Charles ; A. 
Barr Smith ; R. D. Proudlock ; 
M. R. F. Lennon ; Mrs. S. N. 
Green. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 

FURNEAUX-WEBER, LTD. 

130, Mount Street, London, W.l 

Production Office : Willing House, 
Gray's Inn Road, London, W.C.I. 
Tel. : Terminus 7530 

Directors : Rupert Furneaux ; 
Sigvard Weber, D.Sc. Chem. Eng. 

Personnel : 

Producer 
Colour director 



Film director 

Camera 

Editor 

Colour duplication 



... Rupert Furneaux 

... Sigvard Weber, 

D.Sc. Chem. Eng. 

John Mallinson 

... Trevor Hawkins 

Peter Hunt 

Roland Chase 



GAINSBOROUGH PICTURES 
(1928) LTD. 

Lime Grove, Shepherd's Bush, 
London, W.12. Tel. : Shepherds 
Bush 1210. 

Poole Street, Islington, London, N.l. 
Tel. : Clerkenwell 1271. 

Directors : J. Arthur Rank, D.L. 
J. P. (Chairman) ; Sydney Box 
(Man. Dir.) ; L.W. Farrow ; John 
Davis ; Stephen J. Gordon. 

Producer : Sydney Box. 

Secretary : A.W. Robinson. 

Controls : Shepherd's Bush and 
Islington Studios. 

Personnel : 

Personal assistant to man. dir. F. Bundy 
Scenario editor •... ... Muriel Box 

Film directors ... Ken Annakin 

Compton Bennett, J. Paddy Carstairs.Arthur 
Crabtree, Harold French, Bernard Knowles 
and David Macdonald. 



Associate producers ... Dallas Bower 

W. D'Eyncourt. 

Production managers ... A. Alcott, F. 

Gunn, A. Nelson Keycs and D. Pierce. 

Assistant directors ... W. Boyle, Q. 

Keating, E. Morris, and B. Keys. 

Editors ... ... ... Helga Cranston 

G. Hales, C. Knott, A. Osbiston, A. Roome 

and V. Sagovsky. 

Lighting cameramen ... J. Cox, S. Dade, 

P. Hennesy, C. Knowbs and R. Wyer. 

Musical directors ... ... Louis Levy and 

Muir Mathieson. 

Supervising art director ... G. Provis 

Sound supervisor ... B.C. Sewell 

Publicity director ... ... T. Burdon 

Portrait stills ... ... E. Reed 

Production stills ... ... C. Haines 

Casting ... ... ... W. Fleming 

Camera maintenance ... G.Hill 

Projection and B.P. ... A. Davis 

Research ... ... ... Eileen Griffiths 

Title artist L. Urry 

Scenic artist ... ... A. Jullion 

Location managers ... Billy Asher and 

J. Fitzrussell. 

Camera operators ... ... J. Asher, L. 

Harris, F. Bassil, T. Hunt, D. Harcourt, D. 

Lovell and G. Lang. 

Sound recordists ... ... L. Hammond, 

M. Hobbs, S. Wiles, and A. Rhiud. 

Still cameramen ... ... C. Hale, L. Tur- 
ner, and J. Jay. 



SHEPHERDS 
Heads of Departments : 

Studio manager 
Art direction 
Costume design 
Make-up 
Hairdressing 
Chief electrician 
Chief carpenter 
Chief plasterer 

Chief props 

Chief painter 
Maintenance 



BUSH. 

L. Kleeman 

M.Carter 

Elizabeth Hoffenden 

W. Partleton 

F. Singleman 

C. Hillier 

B. Jempson 

A. Knapman 

A. Rumsey 

W. Allgar 

R. Trumble 



ISLINGTON 
Heads of Departments : 

In charge of production ... 

Art direction 

Costume design 

Make-up 

Hairdressing 

Chief electrician 

Chief carpenter 

Chief plasterer 

Chief props ... 

Chief painter 



Betty E. Box 

J. Elphick 

Yvonne Caff in 

L. Garde 

N. Bentley 

S. Sargent 

E. Harrison 

G. Lambert 

T. Fletcher 

J. Temple 



G. B. ANIMATION LTD. 

142-150, Wardour Street, London, 
W.l. 

Studio : Moor Hall, Cookham, Berks. 
Tel. : Bourne End 810-9 

Directors : J. Arthur Rank D.L. 
J.P. (Chairman) ; David D. Hand 
(U.S.) (Man. Dir.) ; I.H. Cremieu- 
Javal ; Barrington C. Gain ; John 
H. Davis. 

Type qf Production ; Cartoon, 



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G. B. INSTRUCTIONAL, LTD. 

142-150, Wardour St., W.l. Tel.: 
Gerrard 9292. 

Sponsored and Documentary Film 
Division : Imperial House, 80-82, 
Regent St., W.l. Tel. : -Regent 7222. 

Children's Film Dept. : 7, Oxendon 
St., S.W.I. Tel. : Whitehall 2826. 

Studios : Imperial Studios, Elstree 
way, Boreham Wood, Herts. 
Tel : Elstree 2461. 

Johannesburg Office : P.O. Box 8447, 
Johannesburg, S. Africa. 

Directors : J. Arthur Rank, D.L., 
J. P. (Chairman) ; L. W. Farrow ; 
Mark Ostrer ; I. H. Cremieu, 
J aval ; H. Bruce Woolfe ; Mary 
Field, M.A. ; Donald Carter. 

Secretary : A. E. Shields. 
Personnel : 

Associate producer... ... Frank Wells 

Film directors ... ... D. Catling, E.S. 

Morris, L. Gilbert, A. G. Scobie, G. Carpen- 

tier, D. Mayne, J. A. Swackhanimer, J. 

Havinden. 

Production manager ... Frank Cadman 

Assistant prod. man. ... Mrs. Goodwin 

Studio manager ... ... F.E.Bennett 

Art director... ... ... D. Chaffey 

Sponsored films manager ... C.R. Oliver 

Cutting room manager ... G. Percival 

Supervising manager ... D.H. Chambers 
Editors ... ... ... Kit Wood, Feli- 
city Kinross, Enid Mansell, Thora James. 
Scenario ... ... ... H.B. Goodwin, 

Beryl Lacey, Margaret C. Simpson. 
Camera ... ... ... J. Parker, F. 

North, B. Stafford. 

Children's Film Department : 



In charge of productions 

M.A. 
Associate producer 
Production manager 
Scenario 
Sound equipment ... 



A. Mary Field, 

G. Barkas 

W. D'Arcy 

Mary Borer 

B.A.F. 



G.B. SCREEN SERVICES, LTD. 

142-150, Wardour St., London, W.l. 
Tel. : Gerrard 9292 

GEE FILMS, LTD. 

118, Chancery Lane, W.C.2. 

Production Office : 2, New Zealand 
Avenue, Walton - on - Thames, 
Surrey. Tel. : Walton-on-Thames 
2284-5. 

Director : T. F. Aveling Ginever. 
Personnel : 

Producer ... ... ... Aveling Ginever 

Film directors ... ... David MacKane 

Peter Delmar 

Production manager ... Jack Martin 

Art director... ... ... Victor Henbrow 

Film editor T. Tomlinson 



G. H. W. PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

The Gate Studio, Station Rd., Bore- 
ham Wood, Elstree, Herts. 
Tel. : Elstree 2273. 

Directors : J. Arthur Rank, D.L., 
J. P. (Chairman) ; R. J. V. Hake 
and Jas. B. Swan (Joint Managing 
Directors) ; Dr. B. Gregory ; N. 
Walker. 

Secretary : W. J. L. Clarke. 

GLORIA FILMS, LTD. 

Cromwell House, 134-6, Cromwell 
Rd., London, S.W.7. 

Production Office : 49, Old Bond St., 
London, W.l. 

Tel. : Regent 4284-5 ; 4136. 

Directors : N. A. Bronsten ; J. 
Carter. 

Associate Companies : Independent 
Sovereign Films, Ltd. ; Walter 
Forde-N. A. Bronsten Productions. 

GREENPARK 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

Guild House, Upper St. Martin's 
Lane, London, W.C.2. 

Tel. : Temple Bar 5420. 

Studios : Merton Park Studios, 269, 
Kingston Rd., S.W.I 9. 

Tel. : Liberty 4291. 

Directors : E. P. L. Pelly (Chair- 
man) ; Ralph Keene (Managing 
Director) ; A. T. Burlinson. 

Associate of Film Producers Guild, 
Ltd. 

GRAFTON FILMS, LTD. 

191, Wardour St., London, W.l. 

Tel. : Gerrard 2332. 

Managing Director : I. Goldsmith. 

Production Manager : V. N. Dean, 
C.A. 

GRYPHON FILMS. 

Guild House, Upper St. Martin's 
Lane, London, W.C.2. 

Tel. : Temple Bar 3383-4. 

Studios : Merton Park Studios, 269, 
Kingston Rd., S.W.19. 

Tel. : Liberty 4291. 

Associate of Film Producers Guild, 
Ltd. 



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G. S. ENTERPRISES, LTD. 

National House, Wardour St., Lon- 
don, W.l. Tel. : Gerrard 5158. 

Director : George Smith. 



HALAS AND BATCHELOR 
CARTOON FILMS, LTD. 

10a, Soho Square, London, W.l' 
Tel. : Gerrard 7681-2. 

Directors : John Halas, Joy 

Batchelor, E. Allan Crick. 

Type of Production : Instructional, 
educational, propaganda and en- 
tertainment cartoons. 

Personnel : 

Key animators ... Bob Privett, Wally 

Crook. 
Backgrounds ... Stanley Jackson, John 

Beaven. 
Musical advisers ... Francis Chagrin, Matyas 

Seiber. 
Editor Dr. E. H. Meyer. 



HIGHBURY STUDIOS, LTD. 

96a, Highbury New Park, Highbury, 
N.5. Tel. : Clissold 3784-5; 3948. 

Control : Two Cities Films, Ltd. 
Two stages : 113ft. by 60ft. and 60ft. by 30ft. 



THE HORIZON FILM UNIT. 

Guild House, St. Martin's Lane, 
London, W.C.2. Tel. : Temple 
Bar 5420. 

Associate of Film Producers Guild, 
Ltd. 



IMPERADIO 
PICTURES, LTD. 

18, Berkeley St., London, W.l. Tel. : 
Mayfair 6555. 

Production Offices : Br. Lion Film 
Studios, Shepperton, Middlesex. 

Directors : Herbert S. Wilcox ; 
Charles H. Travis ; Stuart Robert- 
son ; Eric S. Fred man. 

Production and Direction : 
Herbert Wilcox. 

Distribution and Publicity : 
Eric S. Fredman. 

Secretary : Miriam Hart. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 



Personnel : 

Camera ... 
Art director 
Set dresser 

Construction manager . 
Production manager 
Publicity 

Anthony L. Haynes. 
Casting director ... 
Camera operator 
Sound 

First asst. director 
Technical adviser 
Music director ... 

Stills 

General manager 



Max Greene. 
Bill Andrews. 
Stirling Field. 
Bill Leather. 
George Maynard. 
Jackie Ward : 

Pat Smith. 
R. Walker. 
Bert Ross. 
Frank Holland. 
Patrick Galvani. 
Anthony Collins. 
Ronnie Pilgrim. 
Russell Gribbell. 



INDEPENDENT 
SOVEREIGN FILMS, LTD. 

49, Old Bond St., London, W.l. 

Tel. : Regent 4284. 
Associate of Gloria Films, Ltd. 

INDIVIDUAL PICTURES, LTD. 

44-45, Pall Mall, London, S.W.I. 
Tel. : 

Publicity Offices : Empire House, 
117, Regent Street, London, W.l. 
Tel. : Regent 0621. 

Directors : Frank Launder ; Sid- 
ney Gilliat. 

Assistant to Directors: Cyril 
Coke. 

Publicity Director : David Pur- 
sall. 

Type of Productions : Entertain- 
ment features. 

INSTRUCTIONAL 
SCREEN, LTD. 

9, Upper Berkeley St., London, W.l. 
Tel. : Ambassador 2351 ; 1763. 

Directors : Vice-Admiral F. A. 
Taylor, C.M.G., C.V.O., M.P. 
(Chairman) ; E. S. Fellowes- 
Farrow, M.A., M.Sc, Ph.D., 
F.R.I.P.H. (Managing Director) ; 
S. C. Cummin (Secretary). 

Type of Production : Advertising, 
educational, sub-standard. 

INTERNATIONAL 
SCREENPLAYS, LTD. 

180a, Cannon Street, E.C.4. 
Directors : Anatole De Grunwald ; 

Terrence Rattigan ; Anthony 

Asquith. 

Personnel : 

General Manager . . . Teddy Baird 

Production Executives... Gordon Parry 
Teddy Baird 
Assistant Director ... Jack Clayton 
Secretary ... ... P. D. McDermott 



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KAY'S 

FILM 
STUDIOS 




R.C.A. 35 and 16 mm. RECORDING 
EQUIPMENT 

SINGLE SOUND STAGE 

DeBRIE & VINTEN CAMERAS 

CUTTING ROOM 

VIEWING THEATRE 

FILM STRIP PRODUCTION DEPT. 



MANAGING DIREGTOR: ERNEST. G. ROY 
STUDIO MANAGER: ROBERT KING 

72a CARLTON HILL 

ST. JOHN'S WOOD 
I¥.W. 8 

Telephone: MAIda Vale 1141 15 minutes from Wesl Knd 



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JACK BUCHANAN 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

Broadmead House, 21, Panton Street, 
London, S.W.I. Tel. : Whitehall 
3661-2. 

Directors : Jack Buchanan (manag- 
ing director), J. Donaldson-Hud- 
son, R. H. Shipley, R. J. Eagle 
and H. Norman Letts. 

Ty»e of Productions : Entertain- 
ment features. 

JOHN CORFIELD 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

Panton House, 25, Haymarket, 
S.W.I. Tel. : Abbey 6044. 

KAY CARLTON HILL FILM 
STUDIOS. 

72a, Carlton Hill, St. John's Wood, 
London, N.W.8. Tel. : Maida Vale, 
1141. 

Managing Director: Ernest G. 
Roy. 

Studio Manager : R. King. 

LESLIE HOWARD PRODUCTIONS. 

Ill, Chancery Lane, London, W.C.2. 
Tel. : Holborn 9901 



Production Office : Denham Studios, 
Uxbridge, Middlesex. Tel. : Den- 
ham 2345. 

Directors : John Sutro ; Frederic 
Burgess. 

Secretary : F. M. Fox. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 

LESLIE LAURENCE 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

193, Wardour Street, W.l. Tel.: 
Gerrard 9161. 

Directors : Eric T. Asbury (manag- 
ing director), E. Park. 

LIBERTY FILMS, LTD. 

Empire House, St. Martins-Le-Grand, 



London, 


E.C.I. 


Tel. : Monarch 


6840. 






Directors 


: H. E. 


G. Piper ; F. W. 


Ingram ; 


W. G. 


Duncan ; L. W. 


Finch. 






Secretary 


: R. F. 


C. Ingram, F.C.A. 



LONDON FILM 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

146, Piccadilly, London, W.l. 

Tel. : Mayfair 8272. 
Directors : Sir Alexander Korda 

(Chairman) ; Harold Boxall and 



LESLIE LAURENCE 
PRODUCTIONS LTD. 



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Managing Director: 
ERIC T. ASBURY 
(Eric Leslie) 



REG. OFFICES: 

193, WARDOUR STREET, LONDON, W.1 

Tel.: GERrard 9161 



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Sir David Cunynghame, Bart. 
(Joint Managing Directors) ; John 
C. Jackson ; Hugh Ouennell ; 
Vincent Korda ; Zoltan Korda. 

Secretary : C. F. Turner. 



Directors : D. C. Tewson (Chair- 
man) ; S. R. Hogg (Managing 
Director) ; Charles Laughton ; 
Erich Pominer ; G. W. Dawson ; 
Maxwell Setton. 



MARCH OF TIME. 

Dean House, Dean St., London, W.l. 

Tel. : Gerrard 6384. 

Directors : Roy E. Larsen ; W. 
Graebner ; Richard de Rochemont ; 
J. R. Wood, Jnr. ; D. C. Tew- 
son ; D. W. Brumbaugh ; William 
E. Siebert. 

Owners : Time and Life, Ltd. 
Personnel : 

Director 

Editorial assistant 
Chief cameraman ... 

F.R.P.S. 
Assistant cameraman 
Sound engineer 



.Maurice Lancaster 
. Margaret Buchan 
. James Hodgson, 

. Jack Potter Jnr. 
Pat Fox 



"THE MAYFLOWER" PICTURES 
CORPORATION, LTD. 

River Plate House, Finsbury Circus, 
London, E.C.2. Tel. : Monarch 
5937. 



MARYLEBONE FILM 
STUDIOS. 

245, Marylebone Rd., London, N.W.I . 
Tel. : Paddington 2444-5. 

Director and General Manager 
H. G. Halstead. 

Secretary : Jeanne Savage. 

Two stages. Mobile recording. 

Personnel : 

In charge of production 



Film directors 

Film editor ... 
Chief cameraman 
Chief of sound 
Master carpenter 
Master painter 
Chief electrician 



Henry Halstead 

David MacKane 

Aveling Ginever 

T. Tomlinson 

S. Clinton 

C. Hasher 

Jack Floyd 

J. Scammell 

G. Auld 



SCIENTIFIC & DOCUMENTARY FILMS, LTD. 



(UNITED FILM PRODUCTIONS. 



Directorate : 
J. SEARLE-SHIRLEY 

(Chairman) 
V. A. SEARLE-SHIRLEY 
EDGAR BRANDT 
M N. BROWN 
P W. MILES 



Putney 7783 
Temporary Tel. i 
Battersea 1770 




REGISTERED OFFICES: 

10 West Hill Rd. 

LONDON, 

S.W.18 



1946 PRODUCTIONS: 

"Journeyman Plumber" 

" Budding Apprentice " 

"Bronze Founding" 

Woodcarving and Turning" 
"999" 



Cables: 

Sciendoc, Putney, 

London. 



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MERTON 
PARK 

STUDIOS 

LTD. 

An Associate of the 
Film Producers Guild 



269 KINGSTON ROAD, 
S.W.19 

Apply for rates and terms 

to W. H. WILLIAMS, 

Studio Manager 

Telephone: Liberty 4291 (iolines) 



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compact, well-equipped 
Service Studio 
for all types of 
Film Production 



Two Stages 

Four W.E. Recording Channels 
(2 mobile) 

Dubbing and Scoring Theatre 
(4 dubbing heads) 

Two Review Theatres 

Cutting Rooms 

Diagrammatic and Cartoon Unit. 



Western Elecrric 

MICROPHONIC 

SOUND SYSTEM 



Nearest Stations : Wimbledon 
Town by Southern or District 
Railway ; South Wimbledon by 
Morden Line ; thence by bus. 



British Production. 



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METRO-GOLD WYN-MAYER 
BRITISH STUDIOS, LTD. 

1, Belgrave Place, London, S.W.I. 
Tel. : Sloane 0746. 

Directors : Ben Goetz (U.S.) (Chair- 
man and Managing Director) ; H. 
Sydney Wright ; S. Eckman, Jnr. 

(U.S.). 

Publicity : Hugh Findlay. 



MONTANA FILM 
CORPORATION, LTD. 

1 1 , Suffolk Street, Pall Mall, London, 
S.W.I. Tel. : Whitehall 4508. 

Directors : Capt. I. M. Dallas, 
D.F.C., H. C. Rudolf, F.C.A. 

Type of Productions : Entertain- 
ment features and shorts ; in- 
structional films with Continental 
background. 



MERTON PARK 
STUDIOS, LTD. 

269, Kingston Rd., London, S.W.19. 
Tel. : Liberty 4291. 

Directors : E. P. L. Pelly (Chair- 
man) ; F. A. Hoare (Managing 
Director) ; A. C. Snowden ; T. R. 
Thumwood ; W. H. Williams. 

Associate of Film Producers' Guild, 
Ltd. 

Service studio for feature and short film producers. 
Two Stages. Four Western Electric recording 
channels (two mobile). Dubbing theatre (four 
heads). Editing department (15 cutting bays). 
Three negative cutting rooms. Full complement 
of camera and lighting equipment. Staff of 
carpenters, painters, electricians. 

Personnel : 

Studio manager A. C. Snowden 

Director of animation ... T.R. Thumwood 

Supervising editor Julian Wintle 

Musical director ... ... John Bates 

Chief sound engineer ... Richard A. Smith 
Recordists Charles Tasto 

S.G. Rider, R.C. Smith. 
Sound staff C. F. Barnes, 

G. A. Turner, K. Barber, R. Mackenzie, C. H. 

Chapman, S.D. Newman, E.J. Appleton, and 

G. H. Maber. 

Art director G. Haslam 

Assistant art director ... Stanley Shields 
Consulting electrical engineer R. J. Collard 
Resident electrical engineer P. Willis 

Floor foreman ... ... Eddie Turner 



MOORE-BRITISH FILM 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

39, Church Road, Acton, W.3. Tel. : 
Acorn 5454. Grams. : " Auland, 
London." 

Studios : Meadway, Snodland, Kent. 

Directors : Maurice Ford, Edward 
C. Richardson, Gwendolen Alice 
Ford. 

Secretary.: E. C. Richardson. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment, educational, " Moore- 
British News." 



Personnel *. 

Producer 

Director of Lighting 

Camera 

First Assistant 



Maurice Ford 
... Bert Ford 
Bob Navarro 
Fred Ford, jun. 



Director of lighting and special 

effects supervisor ... ... Fred Ford 

Art director... ... ... A. E. Waterton 

Foreign Business Manager Frank Lawson 



NATIONAL FILM AGENCY. 

64, Victoria St., Manchester. Tel. : 
Blackfriars 3980. 

Managing director : Eric Barrow. 

Type of Production : Docu- 
mentary ; educational. 



MISBOURNE PICTURES, LTD. 

115, Chancery Lane, London, W.C.2. 
Tel. : Holborn 9901. 

Production Office : Denham Studios, 
Uxbridge, Middlesex. Tel. : Den- 
ham 2345. 

Directors: Frederic Burgess ; John 
Sutro. 

Secretary : E. M. Fox. 



NATIONAL STUDIOS, LTD. 

National Studios, Boreham Wood, 
Herts. Tel. : Elstree 1644. 

Directors : Sir Henry Richardson 
(Chairman) ; Lady Yule ; G. M. 
Yule ; Louis H. Jackson (Man- 
aging Director). 

Owns and Controls : National 

Studios. 

Four sound stages. Recording system RCA 
ultra violet. 

F 2 



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British Production. 165 



Head Office: 146 PICCADILLY, W.1 



Telephone : MAYFAIR 8272 

Telegraphic Address : LONDOFILM, AUDLEY 



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ANATOLE de GRUNWALD 
TERENCE RATTIGAN 
ANTHONY ASQUITH 



INTERNATIONAL 
SCREENPLAYS 

LIMITED 

7, St. James's St., S.W.I 



British Production. 



167 



NETTLEFOLD STUDIOS. 

22, Soho - Square, London, W.l. 
Tel. : Gerrard 7811. 

Studios : Nettlefold Studios, Walton- 
on-Thames. Tel.: Walton-on- 

Thames 2414-7. 

Carlton Hill Studios, 72a, Carlton 
Hill, St. Johns Wood, London, 
N/W.8. Tel.: Maida Vale 1141. 

Proprietors : Executors of Archi- 
bald Nettlefold ; C. D. Midgeley; 
W. Hudson. 



Owns and Controls 
Studios. 



Nettlefold 



NETTLEFOLD. 

Three stages. RCA sound systems (mobile 
for exterior work). 



Personnel : 

General manager 
Studio manager 
Construction manager 
Master carpenter 
Master plasterer 
Master painter 
Master props ... 
Stores buyer ... 
Chief draughtsman ... 
Camera operator 
Focus puller ... 
Sound recordist 
Sound boom operator 
Sound camera operator 
Chief projectionist 
Chief electrician 
Wardrobe department 
Sound maintenance ... 
Camera maintenance ... 
. Stills cameraman 



E. G. Roy 

.. W. H. Norris 

Wally Smith 

, . Frank Woodley 

.. Jim O' Reilly 

Ted Dean 

Albert Stinson 

Roger Ayliffe 

W. Bennison 

Arthur Grant 

Ken Hodges 

Tommy Meyers 

Jack Davies 

Don Wortham 

E. Malcolm • 

George Luker 

Molly Arbuthnot 

F. Turtle 

Ron Ford 

Harold Saunder 



ORION PICTURE 

CORPORATION 

(Burnell Productions, Ltd.) 

'63, Old Compton St., London, W.l. 

Tel. : Gerrard 3979. 

Directors: G. Burger ; G. O'Connell 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment, documentary, advertising. 

PALL MALL 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

c /o Brewer and Knott, Quality 

House, Quality Court, Chancery 

Lane, London, W.C.2. Tel. : 
Holborn 3687. 

Directors : Lothar Mendes ; H. 
Alan Hawes, F.C.A. (Secretary) ; 
P. C. Samuel. 



PARAMOUNT BRITISH 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

162-170, Wardour St., London, W.l. 
Tel. : Gerrard 7700. 

Directors : James E. Perkins (Chair- 
• man and Managing Director) ; E. 

Ayres ; C. F. Karuth ; P. D. 

Cornwell (Secretary). 

PAUL BARRALET 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

(Incorporating B.S. Productions). 
25-27, D'Arblay St., London, W.l. 
Tel. : Gerrard 3579. 



Director 
Barralet, 



of Production : Paul 



Secretary : E. R. Barralet. 



Personnel : 

Film directors 



Production secretary 
Script writers 



Production manager ... 
Cameramen 



Sales manager... 



Germain Burger and 
Paul Barralet 

E. Stoneham 
Richard Fisher 

Granville Squiers 

Peter Collin 

L. H. Wheeler and 

A. Burger 

F. W. Kilner 



PATHE STUDIO. 

103-109, Wardour St., W.l. 

Tel. : Gerrard 5701. 
Chief Producer : Howard Thomas. 

One stage 50 ft. by 50 ft. 
Personnel : 

Contract Producers ... Terry Ashwood 

Peter Baylis 

David Welsh 

Production Manager Kenneth W. Murray 

Studio Manager ... Kenneth W. Murray 

Head of Camera Department George Stevens 

Camera Operators ... Reginald Cavender 

John Turner 

Jock Gemmell 

Kenneth Gordon 

Eugene Werner 

William Jordan 

John Rudkin 

Kibby Rickard 

Sidney Griffiths 

Cedric Baynes 

Charles Martin (Cairo) 

Head of Sound Department William S. Bland 

Sound Recordists and Mixers 

George Newberry 

Leslie Mann 

Adolph Simon 

James Morris 

Editors : ... ... ... Lionel Hoare 

George Grace 

Nellie Wiggins 

Maurice Harley 

Alexander Milner-Gardner 

Chief Electrician ... Jack Williamson 

Publicity Director t Jack Griggs. 



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PICCADILLY 

Cinematograph Film Productions 

LTD. 



Independent Producers and Distributors 

of 
Motion Pictures 







C. PATTINSON-KNIGHT V\ V* if*/'.*? THELMA SVENSSON 



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PICCADILLY CINEMATOGRAPH 
FILM PRODUCTIONS LTD. 

101, WARDOUR STREET, LONDON, W.1 

Telephone: GERRARD 4005/6/7 



British Production. 



169 



PENDENNIS PICTURES 
CORPORATION, LTD. 

90, Regent St., London, W.l. Tel.: 
Regent 5546. 

Directors : Steven Pallos (Alternate, 
Geo. J. Maidment) ; E. P. Rugg 
(Alternate, C. S. Mayes). 

General Manager and Secretary ; 
Geo. J. Maidment. 

PENNANT PICTURE 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

The Manor, Davies St., Berkeley 
Square, London, W.l. Tel. : 

May fair 4016. 

Producer and Film Director : 
George King. 

PENNINE FILMS, LTD. 

Tontine St., Blackburn. Tel.: Black- 
burn 7691. 

Directors : F. A. Pollard ; A. 
Pollard. 

Synchronising theatre and facilities for shorts 
production. Floor space approx. 2,000 sq. ft. 

PICCADILLY CINEMATOGRAPH 
FILM PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

101, Wardour Street, London, W.l. 

Tel. : Gerrard 4005/6/7. 
Directors : C. Pattinson-Knight 

(Managing Director) ; T. Svens- 

son ; W. Grummitt ; 
Director of Publicity : S. Mc- 

Alister. 

PICTOR FILMS, LTD. 

16, Catherine Place, London, S.W.I. 
Tel. : Victoria 3721 /2. 

Directors : The Earl of Wilton 
(Chairman) ; Marquis de Casa 
Maury (Cuban). 
Managing Director : H. A. C. Pelissier 
Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features, shorts. 

PREMIER PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

27, Princes Gate, London, S.W.7. 
Tel. : Kensington 2491-4. 

Directorate : Isadore Ostrer 

(Chairman) and Maurice Ostrer 
(Managing Director). 



In Charge Scenarios : Harry 

Ostrer. 

Production Management : A. 

Fennell. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 

S. PRESBURY AND CO., LTD. 

Gloucester House, 19, Charing Cross 
Rd., W.C.2. Tel. : Whitehall 3601 

Directors : S. Presbury (Govern- 
ing) ; P. S. Presbury ; J. G. 
Presbury ; R. Salisbury ; W. J. 
Smith. 



Type of Production 
. tisiner. 



Adver- 



PUBLICITY FILMS, LTD. 

Guild House, Upper St. Martin's- 
Lane, London, W.C.2. 'Tel. : 
Temple Bar 5420. 

Studios : Merton Park Studios, 269, 
Kingston Rd., S.VV.19. Tel. : 
Liberty 4291. 

Directors : E. P. L. Pelly (Chair- 
man) ; E. W. Beckett (Man. Dir.) ; 
E. Ward Burton ; F. A.- Hoare ; 
Cecil Musk. 

PUBLIC RELATIONS 
FILMS, LTD. 

29, Whitehall, London, S.W.I. 

Tel. : Whitehall 4000 

Director : R. Massingham. 

Type of Production : Propaganda, 
documentary ; medical ; instruc- 
tional ; interest shorts. 

Personnel : 

Film Director ... 
Cameraman 



Richard Massingham 
Shaw WildmarJ 



RATTIGAN PRODUCTIONS LTD. 

115, Chancery Lane, London, W-.C.2. 

Tel. : Holborn 9901. 

Directors : A. D. Peters ; W. F. A. 
Rattigan ; Anthony Asquith ; 
Kathlyn Radford (Secretary). 

REALIST FILM UNIT. 

9, Great Chapel Street, W.l. Tel. : : 
Gerrard 1958. Grams. : Unireal, 
Wesdo, London. 



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SCIENCE FILMS L m 

[Producers of 

BIOLOGICAL, MEDICAL, 
INSTRUCTIONAL AND 
EDUCATIONAL FILMS 



Spectai/u Staffed and kquipped 
for CXI I Classes of 

CINEMICROGRAPHY, ULTRA 
CLOSE-UP WORK, ANIMATED 
DIAGRAMS, STRIP FILMS 



THE STUDIOS, COLLEGE SLIP 
BROMLEY, KENT 

LONDON BRANCH: 28-30 LITTLE RUSSELL 
ST., W.C.I. TELEPHONE: HOLBORN 5249 



British Production. 



171 



. Directors : Major Lawrence Wright 
(Chairman) ; John Taylor (in 
charge Production) ; R. J. Fla- 
herty (U.S.A.); O. H. Mayor; 
Frank Sainsbury ; and Basil 
Wright. 

Type of Production : Educational 
pictures. 

Personnel : 

Educational Producer : Dorothy Grayson. 
Film Directors : Max Anderson, Philip Lea- 
cock, Margaret Thomson, Brian Smith, 
Ronald Gardner, Alex. Strasser, Jane Massy, 
Pamela Geary. 
Cameramen : A. E. Jeakins, Ronald Craigen. 

ROTHA FILMS ; FILMS OF 
FACT, LTD. 

(Member of Federation of Docu- 
mentary Film Units.) 

25, Catherine Street, Covent Garden, 
London, W.C.2. Tel. : Temple 
Bar 5116-8. 

Directors : Paul Rotha (Managing 
Director) ; H. L. Beales ; Ritchie 
Calder ; and Norman Champness. 

Secretary : John Wales. 



Type of Production : Documen- 
tary ; educational. 

Personnel : 

Production Manager : Terrick FitzHugh. 

Producers and Associate Producers : Paul 

Rotha, Jack Holmes, John Wales, Duncan 

Ross. 

Film Directors : George Collins, Frank Sherwin- 

Green, John Martin-Jones, Michael Orrom,' 

and Peter Bradford. 

Cameramen : Cyril Arapoff and James Ritchie 



SCIENCE FILMS,, LTD. 

28-30, Little Russell Street, London, 
W.C.I. Tel. : Holborn 5249. 

Studios 
Kent. 



College Slip, Bromley, 



Directorate : H. Bruce Woolfe, 
Norman S. Macqueen, W. B. A. 
Woolfe, William E. Woolfe (manag- 
ing director). 

Director of Production : Norman 
S. Macqueen. 

Type of Production : Scientific, 
biological and commercial films, 
animated diagrams, strip films. 



LEEVERS-RICH 



SOUND RECORDING STUDIOS 

FOR 

35 MM. FILM— 16 MM. FILM— DISC 

ALSO 

SOUND EFFECTS LIBRARY 

OF OVER 1,000 ITEMS. 

TWO MOBILE SOUND UNITS 

FOR LOCATION AND STUDIO PRODUCTION 

LEEVERS, RICH & CO. LTD. 

CINEMA HOUSE, 80 WARDOUR STREET, LONDON, W.1 
GER. 4161 



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TAURUS 

FILM PRODUCTIONS LTD. 



Director/Cameraman i 
JOHN PAGE 



JOAN DUFF 

Production Manager: 
RICHARD RAYNER 

Editor: 

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SCRIPTURAL PRODUCTIONS. 

Park Studios, Putney Park Lane, 
London, S.W.15. Tel. : Putney 
6274 ; 4052. 

Director of Productions : Andrew 
Buchanan. 

SELWYN FILM 
SERVICES, LTD. 

19, Lexham Mews, London, W.8. 

Tel. : Western 4969. 

Directors : C. A. Radley, F.R.G.S., 
(Man. Dir.) C. De S. Radley. 

Secretary ; J. M. S. Whittow, 
A.C.A. 

Film Directors : N. F. S. Spur, 
C. A. Radley. 

Type of Production : Advertising ; 
educational ; sub-standard. 

SIGNET PICTURES CORP., LTD. 

53, New Broad St., E.C.2. Tel. : 
London Wall 1480. 

Directors : E. Gartside (Man. Dir.), 
Stephen Dade. 



STRAND FILM CO., LTD. 

National Studios, Boreham Wood, 
Herts. Tel. : Elstree 1644. 

Directors : Sir Henry Richardson 
(Chairman) ; Lady Yule ; G. M. 
Yule ; Louis H. Jackson (Man. 
Dir.). 

Production subsidiary to British 
National Films. 



TECHNIQUE FILM 
PRODUCTIONS. 

Guild House, Upper St. Martin's 
Lane, London, W.C.2. Tel. : 

Temple Bar 0135-6. 

Director of Productions : Ronald 
H. Riley. 

Associate of Film Producers' Guild, 
Ltd. 

THAMES AND CLYDE 
FILM CO., LTD. 

41, St. Vincent Place, Glasgow, C.l. 

Tel. : Central 2601-2 

Directors : S. L. Russell ; C. W. 
Fennell ; Leslie Murray ; S. Sei- 
man. 

THE TOPICAL FILM 
CO., LTD. 

North Circular Rd., Cricklewood, 
London, N.W.2. Tel. : Gladstone 
4271. 

Type of Production : Advertising ; 
commercial ; educational ; docu- 
mentary. 

TRANSATLANTIC PICTURE 
CORPORATION, LTD. 

36, Golden Square, London, W.l. 
Tel. : Gerrard 3554. Grams. : 
" Berdarold, Piccy, London." 

Directors : Alfred Hitchcock and 
Sydney L. Bernstein. 

Secretary : 
A.C.R.A. 

Type of Production : Entertain- 
ment features. 



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TAURUS FILM 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

74-76, Old Compton Street, London, 
W.l. Tel.: Gerrard 8708-9. 
Grams. : " Tafilprods, London." 

Directors : Randal Terraneau, 
Victor Kennett, John Page, Joan 
Duff. 

Type of Production : Documen- 
tary ; commercial. 
Personnel: 

Director Cameraman ... ... John Page 

Producer Joan Duff 

Editor ... ... ... Peter Bezencenet 

Production manager ... Richard Rayner 



TRANS-WORLD FILMS, LTD. 

130, Wardour St., W.l. Tel.: 

Gerrard 3400. 

Directors : H. W. Collinson, K. A. 
Collinson. 

TRAVIS JACKSON 
PRODUCTIONS. 

Studios, Hest Bank, Nr. Morecambe. 

Production Manager : Capt. W. 
Travis Jackson. 

Type of Production : Technical ; 
scientific ; special effects. 



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TWENTIETH CENTURY 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

31-32, Soho Square, W.l. Tel.: 
Gerrard 7766. 

Directors : O. W. Bolle (Man. Dir.) ; 
K. N. Hargreaves (Secretary) ; 
J. F. Pattinson. 

TWO CITIES FILMS, LTD. 

15, Hanover .Square, London, W.l. 
Tels. : Mayfair 1227-9 ; 3757-9 ; 
. 7881-2. 

Production Office : Denham Studios, 
Uxbridge, Middlx. Tel. : Den- 
ham 2345. 

Directors : J. Arthur Rank, D.L., 
J. P. (Chairman) ; F. Del Giudice 
(Italian) (Man. Dir.) ; Josef Somlo 
(British, formerly Austrian) (Assist- 
ant Man. Dir.) ; John Davis, L. W. 
Farrow, Barrington C. Gain, A, 
Galperson (Polish), J. H. Keeling. 

Secretary : G. Cattaneo. 

Publicity : Margaret Marshall. 

UNIFILM STUDIO, LTD. 

25, Catherine Street, W.C.2. 
An associate company of Rotha 
Films. 



UNITED MOTION 
PICTURES, LTD. 

24, Denmark St., London, W.C.2. 
Tel. : Temple Bar 2025-6. 

Directors : Edward C. Davey 
(Chairman and Managing), V. T. 
Stubbs. 

Secretary : J. P. Sheppard. 

Technical Adviser : A. A. Waters. 

Type of Production : Docu- 
mentary ; instructional films ; 
specialists in direct recording on 
16-mm. stock. 



VERITY FILMS, LTD. 

Guild House, Upper St. Martin's 
Lane, London, W.C.2. Tel. 

Temple Bar 5664-5. 

Studios : Merton Park Studios, 269: 
Kingston Rd., S.W.19. Tel. : 
Liberty 4291. 

Directors : E. P. L. Pelly (Chair- 
man) ; A. T. Burlinson (Man. 
Dir.) ; F. A. Hoare ; Cossar 
Turfery. 

Associate of Film Producers' Guild, 
Ltd. 



UNITED FILM 
PRODUCTIONS 

10, West Hill Road, East Putney, 
S.W.18. Tel. : Putney 7783. 

Studios : Putney, S.W.15. 

Directors : Jesse S. W. Searle- 
Shirley (Chairman), V. A. Searle- 
Shirley, Edgar Brandt, Peter W. 
Miles, M. N. Brown. 

Type of Production : Educational, 
medical, entertainment. 

Two Stages : 33 ft. by 22 ft. and 48 ft. by 37 ft. 
Recording, D.E.A.-Sondifilm ; Lighting, Stand 
and Kamden. 

Personnel: 

Technical Director ... J. Searle-Shirley 
Biological and Botanical Director 

Edgar Brandt 
Script Research ... V. A. Searle-Shirley 

Sound Supervision ... ... W. Roberts 

Camera Supervision ... ... Jack Searle 

Art Direction ... ... ... D. H. Shirley 



VISUAL EDUCATION, LTD. 

9, Upper Berkeley Street, London, 
• W.l. Tel.: Ambassador 2351; 
1763. 

Directors : E. S. Fellowes-Farrow 
M.A., M.Sc, Ph.D., F.R.G.S. ; 
L. A. Doust. 

Type of Production : Visual aids. 



WALDEN FILMS, LTD. 

1, Cary Place, Fleet St., Torquay, 
Devon. Tel. : Torquay 3970. 

Directors : Stuart G. Black, B.A., 
F.R.P.S. (Chairman) ; Eric Wool- 
ley (Man. Dir.) ; Donald W. 
Aldous, F.R.S.A., M.Inst.E. ; S. G. 
Buck, F. Hill Matthews, H. W. E. 
Byne. 

Type of Production : 16-mm. ad- 
vertising : industrial educational. 



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WALLACE PRODUCTIONS, 
LTD. 

Wallace Centre, Berwick St., London, 
W.l. Tel. : Gerrard 2639. 

Directors : C. R. Stilwell ; P. A. 
Nicholls ; A. V. Curtice. 

Production Manager : A. V. 
Curtice. 

Secretary : D. M. Allen. 



WESLEY RUGGLES 
PRODUCTIONS, LTD. 

9, Cavendish Square, London, W.l. 

Tel. : Langham 3777. 

Directors : J. Arthur Rank, D.L., 
J.P. ; G. I. Woodham-Smith ; 
Barrington C. Gain. 

Production Manager : G. Pitcher. 



WALTER FORDE-N.A. 
BRONSTEN PRODUCTIONS 

49, Old Bond St., London, W.l. 

Tel. : Regent 4284. 
Associate of Gloria Films, Ltd. 

WARNER BROS.-FIRST 
NATIONAL PRODS., LTD. 

Broom Road, Teddington, Mddlx. 
Tel. : Kingston 2181-9. 

Directors : Max Milder (Chairman) ; 
F. G. M. Fletcher ; F. V. Royce, 
F.C.A. 

Studio Manager : J. R. Gilbert. 

Controls : Teddington Studios. To 
open early 1947 after recon- 
struction. 



WEMBLEY FILM 
STUDIO, LTD. 

Empire Way, Wembley Park, Middle- 
sex. Tel. : Wembley 3000. 

Directors : O. W. Bolle (Man. Dir.) ; 
K. N. Hargreaves ; J. P. Pattin- 
son. 

Studio Manager : A. T. Jones. 

Controls : Wembley Studios. 

Two stages : 12,252 sq. ft. Visatone 
and Asfi Tovis recording systems. 



WORLD WIDE 
PICTURES, LTD. 

Lysbeth House, Soho Square, Lon- 
don, W.l. Tel. : Gerrard 1736-8. 

Managing Director : James Carr. 

Secretary : V. L. Price. 

Member of Federation of Docu- 
mentary Film Units. 

Personnel : 

Associate producers Ralph Bond, Hindle Edgar. 
Directors ... ... Graham Cutts, Ken Hughes, 

Charles de Lautour, Mary Francis, Clifford 

Dyinent, Terry Bishop 
Cameramen ... Ronnie Anscombe, Geoffrey 

Williams, Arthur Graham, Cyril Philips 
Editing ... ... Frances Cockburn, Anne 

Barker, Betty Thompson, Steve Cox 



YOUNGER PUBLICITY 
SERVICE, LTD. 

28, Albemarle St., London, W.l. 

Tel. : Regent 6593-6. 

Directors : Harry Adley (Man 
Dir.) ; J. D. Marks ; S. H. Bell ; 
J. X. Prendergast, M.B.E. 

Associated Companies National Film 
Corp., Ltd. ; Younger Film Pro- 
ductions, Ltd. 

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Studio Service Companies 



BRENT LABORATORIES. 

North Circular Road, Cricklewood, 
N.W.2. Tel. : Gladstone 4271. 
'Grams : Tophilma, Gold. 

Directors : G. M. Wright ; Col. W. 
Parker, D.S.O. ; F. A. Enders ; 
C. Winterman (Managing Director). 

Film processing specialists. 

BRITISH CINE 
RECORDING, LTD. 

80-2, Wardour Street, W.l. Tel. : 

Gerrard 8947. 
Directors: Norman Leevers, B.Sc, 

A. C.G.I. (Man. Dir.) ; D. F. 

Cantlay ; R. E. Cooban, A.C.A. 

(Secretary). 

Positive and negative 16 mm. sound-on-fllm 
recording and electrical reduction. 

DENHAM LABORATORIES, LTD- 

Denham, Uxbridge, Middlesex. Tel.: 
Denham 2323.(15 lines). 



Directors : J. Arthur Rank, D.L., 
J. P. (Chairman) ; W. M. Har- 
court (Managing director) ; E. R. 
Crammond ; John Davis ; L. W. 
Farrow, F.C.A. ; J. W. Pendleton ; 
G. I. Woodham Smith. 

Secretary : John Pendleton. 

Laboratory Superintendent : 
George Barker. 

GEORGE HUMPHRIES 
AND CO., LTD. 

71-77, Whitfield Street, London, W.l . 
Tel. : Museum 3636. 'Grams : 
Bestlab, Rath, London. 

Directors : Sir Arthur W. Jarratt 
(Chairman and Joint Managing 
Director) ; Randal Terraneau (Joint 
Managing Director) ; Charles J. 
Goldsmith ; P. L. Fleming. 

Film processing specialists. 



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GEVAERT, LTD. 

Acton Lane, Harlesden, N.W.10. 

Tel.: Elgar 6755. 'Crams: 

Artoveg Harles, London. 
Manager Cine Film Dept. : T. H. 

Williamson. 
Suppliers of film stock. 

ILFORD, LTD. 

23, Roden Street, Ilford, Essex. 

Cine Sales : National House, 60-66, 
Wardour Street, W.l. Tel.: 

Gerrard 2763. 

Directors : The Hon. J. P. Philipps 
(Chairman) ; T. Midgley Illing- 
worth (Deputy Chairman and 
Joint Managing Director) ; W. H. 
Dimsdale (Joint Managing Direc- 
tor) ; B. L. Drake ; The Rt. Hon. 
Lord Milford ; Sir Philipe F. Hal- 
din ; Dr. G. B. Harrison ; J. Mit- 
chell ; W. E. H. Metcalfe, M.C., 
A.C.A. (Secretary). 

Suppliers of film stock, etc. 

KAY FILM PRINTING CO., LTD. 

Oxford Road, Finsbury Park, N.4. 
Tel. : Arc. 3050. 



Directors : A. J. Adams O.B.E. 
(Chairman) ; Ernest G. Roy ; 
Howard Martineau ; Louis Mar- 
tineau ; Guy H. Martineau. 

Technical Manager : E. J. Van 
Baars. 

KAY'S SCOTTISH 
FILMS, LTD. 

26, India St., Glasgow. Tel. : 

Central 9377-8. 

London Office : 49a, Oxford Rd., 
London, N.4. 

Directors : A. J. Adams, O.B.E. 
(Chairman) ; Alex R. McFadyen 
(alternate) ; Ernest G. Roy (Man- 
aging Director) ; Louis Martineau ; 
T. W. Ferguson, Malcolm M. 
Irvine. 

Technical Manager : A. J. A. 
Furness. 



KAY (WEST END) 
LABORATORIES, LTD. 

22, Soho Square, W. 1. Tel. : Ger. 
7811. 



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Directors : A. J. Adams, O.3.E. 
(Chairman) ; Ernest G. Roy ; 
Howard Martineau ; Louis Mar- 
tineau ; Guy H. Martineau. 

Technical Manager : E. W. 
Stimson. 



KODAK, LTD. 

Kingsway, London, W.C.2. 
Holborn7841. 



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Directors : Ernest Edgar Blake 
(Chairman) ; Donald McMaster 
(Deputy Chairman) ; Walter 

Gregory Bent ; The Rt. Hon. Lord 
Brabazon of Tara ; The Rt. Hon. 
Lord Pender ; Harold Stuart Car- 
penter ; William Heatley Faulkner ; 
Arthur Douglas Page ; Alfred 
Ernest Amor ; Thomas Jean 
Hargrave. 

Suppliers of film stock, etc. 



LEEVERS RICH AND CO., LTD. 

80-82, Wardour Street, W.l. Tel. : 
Gerrard 8947. 

Directors : Norman Leevers, 

B.Sc, A.C.G.I. ; R. E. Cooban. 
A.C.A. ; B. T. Druce. 

Equipment : Two 35 mm. sound-on-film re- 
cording channels. Two 16 mm. sound -on-film 
recording channels. Three disc recording 
channels. Studio fully equipped for post- 
synchronising re-recording, direct recording, etc. 
Specialising in mobile and disc recording units 
for location work. Comprehensive sound effects 
library. 

NATIONAL SCREEN 
SERVICE, LTD. 

15, Wadsworth Road, Perivale, 
Greenford, Middlesex. Tel. : 

Perivale 6406-7. 

Wallace House, 113-117, Wardour 
Street, W.l. Tel. : Ger. 4851. 
Grains. : Nascreno, Wesdo. 

Directors : H. Robbins (U.S.A.) ; 
(Chairman ) ; T. Gruen (U.S.A.) ; 
F. J. C. Weinberg (U.S.A.) ; W. B. 
Brenner (U.S.A.) ; C. Gordon Ross, 
M.C. ; Arnold Williams and John 
R. McPherson (Joint Managing 
Directors) ; F. T. Harvey (Secre- 
tary) ; A. H. Nye (Sales Manager). 

Producers of trailers. 



OLYMPIC KINEMATOGRAPH 
LABORATORIES, LTD. 

School Road, London, N.W.10. Tel. : 
Elgar 7831. 

Film processing specialists. 

PRODUCTION FACILITIES 
(FILMS,) LTD. 

5, Upper Berkeley Street, London, 
W.l. Tel. : Paddington 0741. 

Directors : J. Arthur Rank, J. P. 
(Chairman) ; Edwin A. Davis 
(Managing Director) ; G. Archi- 
bald, J. P. ; Sydney Box ; John 
Davis ; L. W. Farrow ; Barring- 
ton C. Gain ; F. Del Giudice. 

Film research ; production con- 
sultants to the J. Arthur Rank 
organisation and production units 
using studios controlled by the 
organisation. 

RCA PHOTOPHONE, LTD. 

43, Berkeley Square, W.l. Tel.: 
Grosvenor 8861 (8 lines). Grams.: 
Ircapp, Wesdo, London. 

Directors : P. A. Turnor (Deputy 
Managing Director and Secretary) ; 
J. C. Atkinson ; J. Moxon Broad ; 
J. G. MacKenty ; B. E. G. Mittell 
and R. H. Oxley. 

Sound recording and reproduction 
experts. 

TECHNICOLOR, LTD. 

Bath Road, Harmondsworth, West 
Drayton, Middlesex. Tel. : West 
Drayton 2211. Grams. : Techni- 
color, West Drayton, Telex 2404. 

Directors : Herbert Thomas Kal- 
mus (Chairman) ; Kay Harrison ; 
Sir Adrian Baillie, Bart. ; Harold 
St. George Syms, ; C. W. A. Rav. 

WESTERN ELECTRIC CO., LTD. 

Liberty House, Regent Street, Lon- 
don, W.l. Tel.: Regent 1001. 

Directors : E. S. Gregg (U.S.A.) ; 
T. K. Stevenson (U.S.A.) ; M. A 
Goldrick (U.S.A.) ; H. L. Master- 
son ; J. H. Somake (Secretary) ; 
F. C. Leach; R. J. Engler (U.S.A.). 

Sound recording and reproduction 
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Studio Facts and Figures 

By P. G. Baker. 



BRITISH studios made 49 major feature films during 1946, of which 
two were made overseas. During the year, however, 96 new British 
pictures were reviewed by the Kine. There were 43 re-issues. This 
compares with 62 new and 42 re-issues of 1945. But these figures include 
the " featurette " and " quickie " type of picture, so that 49 major pictures 
made in 1946 shows, if anything, some improvement over past years. 

The year 1947 — earmarked by most producers as one destined to see a rapid 
increase in production output as new space becomes available — began with 
these facilities : — 

14 studios, 48 stages, 433,497 sq. ft. of stage space. 

This was a considerable improvement on the position as reported in the 
Kine's special " Studio Section " of June, 1946. Since that date, this space 
has been added, including Worton Hall, Bushey, Islington and Cromwell 
studios : — 

4 studios, 7 stages, 41,542 sq. ft. of stage space. 

This additional floor space is negligible when compared with space due to 
come into use during this year. During 1947, the two vast plants at Elstree — 
A.B.P.C. and M-G-M — are scheduled to open, together with studios at 
Teddington, Wembley, Twickenham and Torquay. New space in 1947 will 
be:— 

6 studios, 14 stages, 189,747 sq. ft. of stage space. 

By 1948 the total British Production facilities for feature work will thus 
be :— 

20 studios, 62 stages, 623,244 sq. ft. of stage space. 

But this, according to plans announced towards the end of 1946, will not 
see the end of the British production drive. Plans are scheduled to build 
new stages and, given Government backing, within a few months of the 
1947 work being completed, this additional space will become available : — 

11 stages, 167,050 sq. ft. of stage space. 

These figures include the Brighton studio project (80,000 sq. ft. of stage 
space) and the plans to put up four additional stages at the A.B.P.C. Elstree 
studio. 

Even by 1948 or 1949 Britain's film production capacity will be a long 
way behind Hollywood, as far as it concerns output quantity. Our total 
capacity will be 790,294 sq. ft. of stage space. Hollywood to-day has about 
2,406,000 sq. ft. of stage space — and may build more. 

The last twelve months has seen its usual outbursts by the critics of 
" monopoly in the production business." Facts prove that with every 
week that passes any tendency by the Rank organisation to monopolise 
feature production facilities is being diminished. 

To-day J. Arthur Rank controls : — 

5 studios, 24 stages, 248,429 sq. ft. of stage space. 



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This figure includes Ealing studio, which, although not controlled by the 
Rank organisation, releases most of its product through G.F.D. Sir Alexander 
Korda now controls two studios, with nine stages and some 94,730 sq. ft. of 
stage space. Together, all companies now in production, and which are not 
connected with the Rank organisation, control : — ■ 

9 studios, 24 stages, 185,068 sq. ft. of stage space. 

If the Rank production facilities are not increased the floor space at his 
disposal will be approximately the same by the end of 1947. By this time, 
however, all other producers will together control : — 

15 studios, 38 stages, 374,815 sq. ft. of stage space. 

Later still, according to plans, companies other than Rank controlled, will 
have : — 

17 studios, 49 stages, 541,865 sq. ft. of stage space. 

Coupled with the monopoly issue has been a series of discussions on how 
much of the British studio set up will be controlled by U.S. companies. This 
is more difficult to estimate. By the end of 1947, however, it looks as though 
American firms will be controlling — either directly or indirectly — 'this amount 
of space : — 

5 studios, 15 stages, 187,915 sq. ft. of stage space. 

Of this space, about 112,868 sq. ft. will be suitable for major feature work. 
This represents ten stages of three studios. Some space controlled by 
British interests is not suitable for major feature work. By the end of 
1947 the total capacity of all British studios, suitable only for major pro- 
ductions, will be : — ■ 

9 studios, 42 stages, 505,368 sq. ft. of stage space. 

Rate of Production Analysed 

In reviewing the year's work it is impossible to pick out any one studio 
or production group as having achieved most during the past twelve months. 
One can only let the facts speak for themselves. 

Rate-of-production figures can be very deceptive, but they give some 
factual idea of how studios have been progress 

1. Br. National (7) ... 

2. Nettlefold (4) 

3. Riverside (3) 

4. Ealing (5) ... 

5. Welwyn (3) 

6. Shepherd's Bush (5) 

7. Denham (7) 

8. Pinewood (4) 

9. Sound City (3) 
Figures in brackets indicate number of complete films during the year. Facts 

about stages and individual sizes can be seen on page 194. 

There has, of course, been the same amount of discussion as in previous 
years as to whether we should make high-budget prestige pictures or a series 
of moderately priced pictures for the home market. The arguments have 
produced some worthwhile comments. There is, for example, a genuine 
alarm among some producers and directors at the way some major studios 
let production schedules run on to a matter of 20 or 24 weeks. 

Film makers — and particularly studio managements — have had no little 
trouble with shortages of manpower and materials ; but they cannot be 
accepted as the only excuse for over-long schedules. Average production 
time by the end of the year was 16 or 17 weeks per picture. It would be 



arogres 


sing. Here 


they are : — 






Sq. ft. 


... One film 


per 


2,847 








3,289 










4,225 






, 


,, 


4,939 






, 


,, 


5,123 






, 




6,157 






, 


,, 


15,750 






, 


,, 


18,122 






, 


,, 


24,433 



Studio Facts and Figures 185 

foolish to deny that picture making has to allow for " art "... but the film 
business still has to remain within its own bounds of economic practicability. 

One of the highlights of the year was the British Film Producers Associa- 
tion's report to the Board of Trade on its proposals for the new Films Act. 
The producers' policy was briefly : Stop the renter's quota which only 
encourages " quickie " pictures ; include 16-mm. pictures ; that exhibitors' 
quota should apply to both first and second features, shorts being able to 
act as substitutes for second features ; that the Board of Trade should be able 
to reduce exhibitor quotas in cases where an independent exhibitor cannot 
meet circuit competition ; and that apart from provisions in the Act of 1938, 
with reference to renters and exhibitors' quota, the whole of the Act should 
be reproduced, subject to minor modifications, in the new Bill. The B.F.P.A. 
made a particular plea in its report for Sir Stafford Cripps to take very strong 
measures to " de- Americanise " the British production industry. 

Should these suggestions become law, they will in particular give wider 
scope to the British short and documentary. During the war years short 
film makers distinguished themselves ; but with the cessation of hostilities 
many companies at first found themselves at a loss for jobs. But the change 
from wartime work to peacetime work has been rapid. Units have found 
ready support from large industries wanting their stories put on the screen, 
from national advertisers who want to buy screen space to sell their product, 
from the British Council and Government departments which still need certain 
training films and films for public instruction. The new deal suggested by 
the B.F.P.A. would open a wider field for the commercial short. Many new 
companies have been formed by ex-Servicemen and an outlet will have to be 
found for their product. 

Studio Rebuilding Progress 

It is the business of rebuilding which has occupied much of the time of 
executives during the last twelve months. At the time of writing there is 
promise of considerable progress being achieved by late 1947 and early 1948. 

The large Amalgamated (now the M-G-M- British Studios) plant at Elstree, 
used during the war years for aircraft manufacture has been put back into 
production order. The roof of each sound stage was lifted to give additional 
height and the most up-to-date equipment has been installed. 

The Warner Teddington studio, destroyed by a flying bomb has been put 
into production order. The two stages have been rebuilt, the lot cleared 
to make room for a third stage (to be put up at a later date), the power house 



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and administrative blocks put in order. By early 1947 it was expected that 
the studio would be open for production by May. 

The large plant controlled by A.B.P.C. at Elstree, out of action during the 
war years, is virtually being rebuilt. The studio, one of the oldest in the 
country and one with a proud record of achievement, will eventually have 
eight large stages. 

The initial term of reconstruction will provide four stages from the existing 
buildings, together with an up-to-date recording theatre and service buildings. 
The office block has been moved to the front of the site and the existing stages 
are being lengthened and the roofs heightened. 

The M-G-M-British studios at Elstree are set for production in the summer 
of 1947. This modern studio has never been used for film making. Before 
it could start up the war came, and the large stages were taken over for 
aircraft production. Since its derequisitioning, the stages have been repaired, 
heightened by some 15 feet, and the studio equipped with the latest types 
of production gear. 

Other studios have restarted, or will start up production this year — 
Worton Hall, Twickenham, Southall. Next year, 1948, should see a marked 
rise in the output of British pictures probably as much as 30 per cent. This 
is a good thing, coming at a time when the nation needs more and more 
home made pictures. The prospects for 1948 are good. 



B.F.P.A. Policy Outlined 

During the year the B.F.P.A. appointed a director-general, Sir Henry 
French. Sir Henry, taking office at a critical time in the history of British 
films, made these remarks in an article on the Association's policy which 
appeared exclusively in the studio pages of the Kinematograph Weekly. 
Sir Henry wrote : 

" I can see no grounds on which anybody can reasonably object to 
foreign companies making films in this country which are in themselves 
good films : but I see the strongest objection to films being made here 
in our studios by any company — British or American — which are designed 
merely to satisfy a legal requirement. In fact, it is a healthy thing that 
films should be made in this country by people who have had extensive 
film-making experience in the U.S. or elsewhere. After all, the only 
test imposed by the public on any film is that it should be entertaining. 

" One of the major problems which stands before British producers 
to-day is this question of the Quota Act. There are some people who 
argue that the British industry should now be in a position to stand on 
its own feet without the aid of protective legislation, and others who 
seek to enlarge the restrictions in the Quota Act when it comes up for 
renewal next year. 

" It is too early yet for me to make any detailed statement concerning 
the attitude of the British Film Producers' Association to this matter, 
but I will say this : No responsible persons want to exclude Hollywood 
pictures from this country. It is a good thing for kinema-goers to have a 
variety of British, U.S., or any other foreign product from which to 
choose their own entertainment and we see no reason why this should not 
continue. 

" We believe that the situation is different from 1938. Many films 
produced by British firms now in circulation are comparable with the best 
products that Hollywood can turn out. We are anxious that high 
quality British products should be given a fair chance of being shown on 
the screens of our own country. Protective legislation is essential for this 



Studio Facts and Figures 187 

industry and will continue to be essential for some time. What would 
have happened if the war had not come, I cannot say ; but should Parlia- 
ment decide to do nothing to replace the Act of 1938 then the splendid 
promise of this industry will inevitably be dimmed. 

" Protection for British films is one thing — their production is another 
We cannot expect to turn out a larger number of pictures of high quality 
from our studios than we are to-day until many studios, now out of 
action because of the war, and also the new studios which have been 
planned have been built or converted and equipped and staffed with 
craftsmen, technicians and artists." 

Important Labour Agreements 

On the labour front the year saw a number of important agreements 
negotiated between the British Film Producers Association and the three major 
studio unions. After a long period of tentative discussion the first stages were 
started in the negotiation of an all-industry apprenticeship scheme. 

Employment in the studios was being brought to a crisis by the absence 
of any organised form of new recruitment, while on the other hand, unions 
were anxious to safeguard their members, many of whom were due to return 
from the Services to film production. 

George Elvin, general secretary of A.C.T., put the union's case like this : 

" The first point about any scheme is that it must be on an all-industry 
level, the one scheme covering feature and shorts production, newsreels 
and laboratories. The industry does not, and must not operate in small 
watertight compartments. To be at the top of one's class in any one section 
a technician must have knowledge and experience of all the others. 

" For example, in the old days a cameraman had to start off with a 
period in the laboratories, the film director had worked in the cutting- 
rooms and through the floor grades. We should return to such all-round 
training. . 

" Some of the points put forward in A.C.T.'s proposals are : — 

" (1) The establishment of a Joint Apprenticeship Council representa- 
tive of the appropriate trades unions, all the employers' federa- 
tions and the Ministries of Labour and Education : 

" (2) An apprenticeship scheme must include : 
" (a) An adequate theoretical training. 

" (b) A full acquaintance with the process of film production. 
" (c) The opportunity of becoming accomplished in a particular 
skill. 

" (3) Training shall include a specified amount of theoretical training, 
together with practical experience, at first all round, then followed 
by applied training in the department in which the apprentice is 
best fitted to specialise. 

" (4) The number of apprentices must be related to the demands of 
the industry. 

" Naturally A.C.T.'s proposals enlarge upon these principles and deal 
with all the other points which must be the concern of a workable scheme. 
We are not rigidly putting forward our proposals as the only formula, 
but they were drawn up after very careful thought, including a study 
of schemes in other industries. If something better materialises as a 
result of the discussions which have now started we shall be only too 
happy to accept them. 

'" What must happen is that adequate proposals shall emerge and start 



188 The Kinematograph Year Book. 

operating almost at once in order that the expansion and development 
of our industry to which we are all looking forward does not fall down 
because of the lack of manpower to fulfil all our requirements." 

Important Technical Developments 

Two things headed the list of technical developments during 1946 . . . the 
high-pressure mercury vapour lamp and the possibilities of the commercial 
use of Agfacolor. This is how Kine technical expert R. Howard Cricks 
reviewed the progress on the mercury lamp : 

" The serious objections to previous types of mercury lamps seem 
to have been almost entirely overcome ; 1\ k\V., 5 kW., and 10 kW. 
lamps have already undergone exhaustive tests. 

" The first discharge lamps of modern type to be made were the 
400-Watt tubular mercury lamps and the 140-Watt sodium lamp, both 
used extensively for street lighting. The former differed from the old 
Cooper-Hewitt tubes chiefly in working at a gas pressure of about one 
atmosphere, instead of a comparatively low pressure ; a very hard glass, 
harder than Pyrex, had to be invented to withstand the temperature ; 
efficiency was much increased, to about 45 lumens per Watt. 

" The lamp consists of a tube containing the mercury — very 
precisely measured in filling — and the electrodes, both coated with 
emitting material to facilitate striking ; this inner tube is enclosed within 
an evacuated outer tube, the vacuum serving to keep up the temperature 
of the inner tube. Attempts were made to construct similar lamps in 
smaller sizes ; but it was found that as the Wattage was reduced so the 
efficiency went down almost pro rata, until the lamp showed little 
advantage over the tungsten filament lamp. Investigation proved that 
efficiency was fixed by the Watts (not amperes) dissipated per centi- 
metre length of discharge — in other words, a reduction in arc length 
raised the efficiency only provided the voltage was kept constant. In 
order to raise the electrical resistance and so permit of the voltage 
remaining constant, it was necessary to increase the gas pressure in the 
discharge ; this at the same time increased the working temperature. 

" Unfortunately, the limit of working temperature of the glass bulb 
seemed to have been already reached with lamps of the former types. 
If further progress was to be made, it was essential to find a material 
that would withstand considerably higher temperatures. Such a 
material is, of course, quartz, which has a melting point of about 2,000 
deg. C, and will thus withstand far higher temperatures than glass ; 
on the other hand, by reason of its refractory nature it is exceedingly 
difficult to work. However, researches were conducted, and the first 
result was the 125-Watt discharge lamp, which is already familiar. 
Later a similar lamp was made in the 80- Watt size. 






" From here there were two lines of progress. In the one direction 
the small tube of the last-mentioned type of lamp could be made still 
smaller, and caused to work at a still higher pressure (up to 100 atmo- 
spheres), producing the capillary type of lamp — an exceedingly efficient 
light source, but one which has three main defects : that it needs a high 
voltage, that it needs water cooling, and the shape of the source is not 
suitable for many optical systems. The second line of development, 
and the one upon which G.E.C. has concentrated, is the so-called compact 
source lamp, in which the discharge takes an almost spherical form 
between two tungsten electrodes. As with former types, one or both 
of the electrodes is coated with an emitting material to assist in striking 
and the electrodes, together with a tiny drop of mercury — measured 
in milligrammes — are contained in a quartz bulb, made spherical so as 



Studio Facts and Figures 189 



HlrriEFOLD 
STUDIOS 



LIMITED 



it 2 SOUND STAGES 

_ (R.C.A.) 

1 1 MODEL STAGE 

| BACK PROJECTION 

I CUTTING ROOMS 

II VAULTS 

I MODERN EQUIPMENT 



::::: 



Managing Director 
ERNEST C. ROY 

Studio Manager: 
W. H. NORRIS 



HURST GROVE, WALTON-ON-THAMES, SURREY 



Telephone : 
Walton-on-Thames 2414 



190 The Kinematograph Year Book. 

to have the maximum strength. In the smaller sizes this is again 
contained in an evacuated glass bulb, but in the larger sizes this is not 
necessary. 

" There remained one point vital for the applications of the lamp 
in our Industry ; the colour of the light. A discharge lamp, unlike a 
filament or arc lamp, has, of course, a line spectrum and the principal 

o o 

mercury lines in the visible spectrum are at 4047A in the violet, 4358A 

o o o 

in the blue, 5461A in the green, 5770A and 5791A in the yellow ; there 
is a marked shortage of red. Other materials — neon, cadmium and 
zinc — are, of course, capable of producing red rays, but owing to the 
difference in ionisation voltage for neon and vapour pressure for cadmium 
and zinc it had been found that it was not possible to cause such 
materials to contribute much, if any, to the light output when mixed 
with mercury under low or medium pressure conditions. 

" However, as the working pressure increased so it was found that 
the red lines of added cadmium or zinc became more and more prominent. 
The result is shown in the spectograms reproduced and can be even more 
clearly seen in examining the light through a spectroscope. The red 
lines of cadmium and zinc are not quite identical, but either is sufficiently 
strong to compensate for the excess yellow green of the mercury. Ex- 
amining samples of coloured materials under the various lights, one can 
see that plain mercury completely degrades the red but enhances yellows. 
Neither mercury-zinc nor mercury-cadmium reproduces yellow par- 
ticularly well, while the former tends to turn blue into a. violet tint ; 
either reproduces red quite satisfactorily." 

Agfacolor Processing Problems 

Cricks also reviewed the progress in the use of the German Agfacolor 
system. He said this : — ■ 

" The great value of the process commercially is that, as was 
demonstrated in Germany, it can be handled by any suitably equipped 
laboratory. But a word of warning is called for ; while some of the 
films we have seen have been of really outstanding quality, others have 
been quite unacceptable, showing muddy and degraded colours. The 
difference is, I am assured, the result of processing in different laboratories; 
it demonstrates that the difference from lab. to lab. is enormously greater 
than is conceivable with black-and-white. 

" The stock is similar to Kodachrome in being of the ' integral 
tripack ' type. In both systems the base carried five layers ; the 
difference is in the constitution of these layers. In the case of Koda- 
chrome, the colour-forming materials are all contained in the baths, and 
differently coloured layers are produced by differential processing . . . 

" Consideration of these processes will demonstrate that, while on 
the negative side the Agfa process has undeniable advantages over the 
Technicolor three-film process (and even it may be over Monopak) on 
the positive side, whatever may be the results obtained, it will inevitably 
be much more costly. The stock itself will cost nearly as much as 
negative, whereas the Technicolor stock costs no more than black-and-white 
(were it not for the need of a silver sound track it could be cheapened still 
further by being of plain celluloid, since the grey key image is not now 
regarded as necessary). The actual time of processing is probably little 
different, but, on the other hand, while the Technicolor process is 
(mechanical difficulties apart) a straightforward gravure operation, the 
Agfacolor processing necessitates precisely controlled chemical operations, 
so delicate that ordinary photographic chemicals are not sufficiently 
pure, and specially purified chemicals have to be used. The temperature 
of the baths has to be maintained to within ± £ deg. F. 



Studio Facts and Figures 191 

" Another factor is the large quantity of these chemicals required. 
Development needs a rate of flow of the specially concentrated boost of 
about one gallon per 1,000 ft., and about one-quarter of that quantity 
is needed for negative bleaching, while the quantity and viscosity of the 
positive bleach must be very closely controlled. Examination of the 
processes will show that it is perfectly possible for them to be carried 
out in a normal laboratory, whose printers have the necessary filter 
array, whose processing machines are equipped with the additional 
baths and temperature controls and, in the case of positive, the bleach- 
spreading roller mechanism. This appears to be the sole advantage 
possessed by the positive side of the process over Technicolor." 

Effect of the Fuel Crisis 

The whole technical side of film making was thrown out of gear early 
in 1947 by the nation wide fuel crisis. The cut-off came as an anti-climax 
to the sterling work done during 1946 both in improving quality and to a 
lesser extent, the quantity of British pictures. 

The immediate crisis was overcome and except for temporary shut 
downs at Welwyn (A.B.P.C), Shepherd's Bush (Gainsborough) and Merton 
Park, film making went ahead with the use of mobile generators. But the 
effect of the fuel shortage is — at the time of writing — expected to be felt 
for some months to come. 

The initial crisis was a major blow to British production. It dis- 
organised the laboratories, delaying schedules from three days to two weeks, 
and sending studio operating expenses (and indirectly the production budgets) 
up by thousands of pounds a week. Nine studios depend for electrical 
power on transforming plants, taking current from the Grid or the local 
Corporation supply. Realising that power cuts are likely to carry on during 
1947, some studios have acquired generating plants to supplement the load 
from the mains. 

In some cases — Riverside for example — the new generating plant is 
mobile. This means that it can be put to use on location work and, although 
the fuel emergency has brought about this extra expense, it will be more of 
an asset than a liability. 

A review of technical matters would not be complete without a reference 
to the -experimental work which is in progress at Nettlefold. Here, under 
the guidance of studio manager W. H. Norris, attempts have been made — 
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A large radio firm is using the studio as a research ground, and among the 
experiments has been one to fix a television scanner to a Debrie camera. 
In this way it would be possible to monitor what the film camera is shooting 
to various parts of the studio — cutting rooms, management and production 
office and so on. 

Nettlefold is probably the first studio in the world to make use of tele- 
vision. It is expected that this year will see the transmission of televised 
rushed from the laboratory to the studios. No one can predict what is likely 
to be the ultimate outcome of television transmission. We can but experi- 
ment. After all, that's what made the movie talk. 



MAJOR STUDIOS -AND HOW MANY THEY 

EMPLOY 



STUDIO 


Constructional 


Clerical 
Other Grades 


Technicians 


British National 


290 


140 


100 


Bushey 


16 


8 


20 


Denham 


800 


100 


100 


Ealing 


240 


130 


130 


Islington 


123 


41 


27 


Merton Park 
Nettlefold 


31 
not quoted 


22 

(at Guild House) 

30 

(at the studio) 

10 


121 
126 


Pinewood 


450 


80 


20 


Riverside (Alliance) 


100 


50 


25 


Shepherds Bush 


265 


167 

• 


179 


Welwyn 


149 


36 


60 


Worton Hall 


100 


17 


26 



(Figures supplied by studio managements, June, 1946.) 



1895 

OVER 50 YEARS 
OF SERVICE TO 
THE INDUSTRY 




1947 



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ANNUAL OUTPUT OF BRITISH AND 
HOLLYWOOD STUDIOS COMPARED 



TOTAL STAGE 
AREA IN SQ.FT. 

600,000 



575,000- 
550,000 — 
525,000 
'300,000 



475,000- 
450,000- 

425,000-1 
400,000 

375,000— 
351*000- 



325,000- 



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275,000— 

250,000— 



225,000- 



200,000- 



l75,000—( 
150,000- 
125,000- 
100,000 



75,000— 

50,000 — 

25,000 — 



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per 291,600 sq. ft. of space compared with the 
same output from Great Britain on the major 
studios' 384,558 sq. ft. of space. These figures 
apply to a 12 month period observation made by 
the "Kine" between October 1945 and 
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BRITISH STUDIOS AT WORK 



STUDIO 


STAGES 




TOTAL 
FLOOR 
AREA 




No. 


Area of Each 


British National 
(Elstree) 


4 


(B) 36 ft. 61 ft. 

(C) 80 ft. 112 ft. 

(D) 80 ft. 112 ft. 

(E) 80 ft. 168 ft. 


= 2,196 sq.ft. 

8,960 sq.ft. 

8,960 sq.ft. 

13,440 sq.ft. 


33,556 sq.ft. 


Bushey. . 


1 


60 ft. 


40 ft. 


2,400 sq. ft. 


Cromwell 
(Southall) 


1 


125 ft. x 


60 ft. 


7,500 sq. ft. 


Denham 


7 


(1) 116 ft. 77 ft. 

(2) 116 ft. < 77 ft. 

(3) 116 ft. ■ 77 ft. 

(4) 244 ft. 114 ft. 

(5) 244 ft. 114 ft. 

(6) 113 ft. 115 ft. 

(7) 129 ft. 115 ft. 


8,932 sq.ft. 

8,932 sq. ft. 

8,932 sq.ft. 
27,816 sq.ft. 
27,816 sq.ft. 
12,995 sq.ft. 
14,825 sq.ft. 


110,248 sq. ft. 


Ealing 


5 


(1) 52 ft. 34 ft. 

(2) 126 ft. 76 ft. 
(3a) 71 ft. • 85 ft. 
(3b) 71 ft. • 85 ft. 
(4) 80 ft. • 61 ft. 


1,768 sq.ft. 
7,576 sq.ft. 
5,235 sq.ft. 
= 5,235 sq.ft. 
4,880 sq.ft. 


24,694 sq. ft. 


Islington 


2 


(1)92 ft. x 63 ft. 
(2) 96 ft. * 46 ft. 


= 5,796 sq.ft. 
- 4,416 sq.ft. 


10,212 sq.ft. 


Merton Park . . 


2 


(1) 72 ft. x 66 ft. 

(2) (L-shaped) 42 ft. 

x 17 ft. annexe 


= 4,752 sq.ft. 
17 ft. with 18 ft. 


5,772 sq. ft. 


Nettlefold 


2 


( 1 ) 88 ft. 52 ft. 

(2) 100 ft. • 85 ft. 


4,576 sq.ft. 
8,500 sq.ft. 


13,076 sq. ft. 


Pinewood 


5 


(1) 165 ft. 110 ft. 

(2) 165 ft. 110 ft. 

(3) 165 ft. x HOft. 

(4) 110 ft. 82 ft. 

(5) 1 10 ft. 82 ft. 


18,150 sq.ft. 
18,150 sq.ft. 
18,150 sq.ft. 

9,020 sq. ft. 

9,020 sq.ft. 


72,490 sq. ft. 


Riverside 
(Alliance) 


2 


(1) 105 ft. 75 ft. 

(2) 80 ft. x 60 ft. 


= 7,875 sq.ft. 
- 4,800 sq.ft. 


12,675 sq. ft. 


Shepherd's Bush 


5 


(2) 85 ft. ■ 40 ft. 

(3) 115 ft- - 55 ft. 

(4) 120 ft. x 85 ft. 

(5) 85 ft. • 71 ft. 

(6) 85 ft. x 65 ft. 


3,400 sq.ft. 

= 6,325 sq ft. 

10,300 sq.ft. 

= 5,235 sq.ft. 
= 5,525 sq.ft. 


30,785 sq. ft. 



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195 



STUDIO 


STAGES 


TOTAL 
FLOOR 
AREA 


No. 


Area of Each 




Sound City 


6 


(1)&(2) 150 ft. x 125 ft. - 
(3)&(4) 100 ft. x 120 ft. = 

(5) 70 ft. x 40 ft. = 

(6) 100 ft. x 90 ft. = 


18,750 sq.ft. 
12,000 sq.ft. 

2,800 sq.ft. 

9,000 sq.ft. 


73,300 sq.ft. 


Welwyn 


J 


(1) 59 ft. x 39 ft. 

(2) 82 ft. > 53 ft. 

(3) 99 ft. x 79 ft. 


2,301 sq. ft. 
5,246 sq. ft. 
7,821 sq.ft. 


15,368 sq.ft. 


Worton Hall . . 


3 







21,430 sq.ft. 


Total 


48 


433,497 sq. ft. 



NEW STAGES RE-OPENING OR PLANNED 



STUDIO 


No. 


STAGES 


TOTAL 
FLOOR 
AREA 


Area of Each 


A.B.P.C. 

(To re-open 
in August) 


4 


100 ft. x 150 ft. 


60,000 sq. ft. 


Brighton 
(New project) 


4 


200 ft. 100 ft. 


80,000 sq. ft. 


M.P. (Elstree) 
(To re-open) 


2 


125 ft. 90 ft. = 11,150 sq.ft. 
60 ft. x 40 ft. = 2,400 sq.ft. 


13,550 sq. ft. 


M-G-M Bri- 
tish (Elstree) 
(To re-open) 


4 




80,000 sq. ft. 




Teddington 
(Open May 1) 


3 


(1) 126 ft. 70 ft. - 8,820 sq.ft. 

(2) 135 ft. 85 ft. = 11,475 sq.ft. 

(3) 135 ft. 100 ft. = 13,500 sq.ft. 

Stage 3 to be built later 


33,795 sq. ft. 


Twickenham . . 
(Open March) 


1 


140 ft. 50 ft. 


1 1,200 sq. ft. 


Torquay 
(Rebuilding) 


1 


100 ft. 60 ft. 


6,000 sq. ft. 


Wembley 
(To re-open) 


2 




12,252 sq. ft. 




Total 


21 


296,797 sq. ft. 



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ASSOCIATED BRITISH 
CINEMAS, LTD. 

30-31, Golden Square, 
London, W.l. Tel. : 
Gerrard7887. Grams.: 
Britain, Piccy. 

Directors : Sir Philip 
Warter (Chairman) , 
Max Milder (Managing 
Director) ; E. G. 

Fletcher; Robert Clark; 
Edward Maloney. 

Savoy, Acton. 
Picture House, Balham. 
Queen's, Bayswater. 
Roxy, Blackheath. 
Palladium, Brixton. 
Regal, Camberwell Road. 
Ritz, Clapton. 

Palaseum, Commercial Road. 
Forum, Ealing. 

Theatre, Elephant and Castle. 
Capitol, Forest Hill. 
Forum, Fulham Road, S.W. 
Lido, Golders Green. 
Regal, Hackney. 
Broadway, Hammersmith.' 
Commodore, Hammersmith. 
Regal, Hammersmith. 
Ritz, Harringay. 
Prince of Wales, Harrow Rd., W. 
Regal, Harrow Road. 
Savoy, Holloway Road. 
Carlton, Essex Road, Islington. 
Empire, Islington. 
Palace, Kensai Rise. 
Forum, Kentish Town. 
Regent, King's Cross. 
Prince of Wales, Lewisham. 
Ritz, Leyton. 
Rex, Leytonstone. 
Coronation, Manor Park. 
Empire, Mile End. 
Ritz, Muswell Hill. 
Ritz, Neasden. 

Ritz, Bowes Road, New South- 
gate. 
Rex, Norbury. 

Rovalty, Lancaster Rd., W.n. 
Regal, Old Kent Road, S.E. 
Regal, Putney. 
Savoy, Stoke Newington. 
Rex, Stratford. 
Regal, Streatham. 
Mayfair, Tooting. 
Regal, Walham Green. 
Dominion, Walthamstow. 
Savoy, Wandsworth. 
Elite, Wimbledon. 
Capitol, Winchmore Hill. 
Majestic, Woodford. 



Apollo, Ardwick. 
Palace, Ashton-in-Makerfield. 
Regal, Atherstone. 
Grand, Banbury. 



Capitol, Barking 

Beau Nash, Bath. 

Regal, Beverley. 

Bristol, Birmingham. 

Savoy, Birkenhead. 

Astoria, Aston. 

Gaiety, Birmingham. 

Orient, Aston. 

Picture House, Aston Cross. 

Ritz, Bordesley, Green East. 

Picture House, Edgbaston. 

Palace, Erdington. 

Picture House, Erdington. 

Robin Hood, Hall Green. 

Regal, Handsworth. 

Royalty, Harborne. 

Adelphi, Haymills. 

Palladium, Hockley. 
Tudor, King's Heath. 
Crown, Ladywood. 
Alhambra, Birmingham. 

Imperial, Birmingham. 
Forum, Birmingham. 
Oak, Selly Oak. 
Piccadilly, Sparkhill. 
Pavilion, Stirchley. 
Tower, West Bromwich 
Pavilion, Wylde Green. 
Majestic, Blackburn. 
Hippodrome, Blackpool. 
Princess, Blackpool. 
Capitol, Bolton. 
Gainsborough, Bootle. 
Carlton, Boscombe. 
Grand, Bournemouth. 
Westover, Bournemouth. 
Ritz, Bradford. 
Majestic, Bridgnorth. 
Regal, Bridlington. 
Astoria, Brighton. 
Savoy, Brighton. 
Cabot, Filton, Bristol. 
King's Bristol. 
Vandyck, Bristol. 
Whiteladies, Bristol. 
Regal, Cambridge. 
Central, Canterbury. 
Regal, Canterbury. 
Albion, Castleford. 
Regal, Caversham. 
Regent, Chatham. 
Electra, Cheadle. 
Regal, Cheltenham. 
Regal, Chester. 
Regal, Chesterfield. 
Regal, Cirencester. 
Playhouse, Colchester. 
Rex, Consett. 
Carlton, Cosham. 
Empire, Coventry. 
Regent, Cosby, Liverpool. 
Savoy, Croydon. 
Princess, Dagenham. 
Olympia, Darlaston. 
Regal, Darlington. 
Popular, Derby. 
Regal, Derby. 
Playhouse, Dewsbury. 
Picture House, Doncaster. 
Granada, Dover. 
Plaza, Dover. 
Regal, Dursley. 



Ritz, Edgware. 
Savoy, Enfield. 
Rembrandt, Ewell. 
Savoy, Exeter. 
Ritz, Gateshead. 
Picturedrome, Gloucester. 
Regal, Grimsby. 
Kingsway, Hadleigh. 
Regal, Halifax. 
Capitol, Haniey. 
Rex, Hanworth. 
Regal, Harrogate. 
Dominion, Harrow. 
Embassy, North Harrow. 
Regal, Hounslow. 
Granada, Hove. 
Regal, Hull. 
Regis, Hull. 
Rex, Hull. 
Royalty, Hull. 
Regal, Ilford. 
Central, Kidderminster. 
Gaiety, Leeds. 
Ritz, Leeds. 
Shaftesbury, Leeds. 
Savoy, Leicester. 
Trocadero, Leicester. 
Regal, Leigh. 
Regal, Lichfield. 
Regal, Lincoln. 
Savoy, Lincoln. 
Astoria, Walton. 
Carlton, Liverpool. 
Coliseum, Kirkdale. 
Commodore, Liverpool. 
Forum, Liverpool. 
Gem, Liverpool. 
Granada, Liverpool. 
Coliseum, Paddington, Liver- 
pool. 
Popular, Liverpool. 
Regal, Norris Green. 
Regent, Liverpool. 
Victory, Kirkdale, Liverpoo' 
Regent, Tranmere. 
Reo, Fazakerley. 
Empire, Longton. 
Marina, Lowestoft. 
Savoy, Luton. 
Rialto, Broughton. 
Premier, Cheetham Hill. 
Regal, Levenshulme. 
Playhouse, Miles Platting. 
Claremont, Manchester. 
Trafford P. H. Trafford. 
New Royal, Openshaw. 
Casino, Rusholme. 
Forum, Wythenshawe. 
Grand, Mansfield. 
Elite, Middlesborough. 
Majestic, Mitcham. 
Forum, Newbury. 
Haymarket, Newcastle. 
Savoy, Newcastle-under-Lyme. 
Olympia, Newport, Mon. 
Savoy, Northampton. 
Regent, Norwich. 
Carlton, Nottingham. 
Elite, Nottingham. 
New Empress, Nottingham. 
Hippodrome, Nuneaton. 
Palladium, Oldham. 



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Langham, Pinner. 
Plaza, Plymouth. 
Royal, Plymouth. 
Savoy, Portsmouth. 
Theatre Royal, Preston. 
Regal, Purley. 
Central, Reading. 
Granby, Reading. 
Savoy, Reading. 
Regal, Rochdale. 
Ritz, Romford. 

Metropole, Sherwood, Notting- 
ham. 
Capitol, St. Helens. 
Savoy, St. Helens. 
Regal, Salisbury. 
Hippodrome, Sheffield. 
Beacon, Smethwick. 
Dominion, Southall. 
Broadway, Southampton. 
Forum, Southampton. 
Regal, Southport. 
Apollo, Southsea. 
Savoy, South Shields. 
Regal, Staines. 
Empire, Stockton. 
Globe, Stockton. 
Majestic, Stoke. 
Scala, Stourbridge. 
Ritz, Sunderland. 
Empress, Sutton Coldneld. 
Savoy, Swindon. 
Savoy, Teddington. 
Rex, Tilehurst. 
Regal, Torquay. 
Regal, Tring. 
Regal, Trowbridge. 
Regal, Twickenham. 
Regal, Wakefield. 
Capitol, Wallasey. 
Ritz, Wallsend. 
Imperial, Walsall. 
Palace, Walsall. 
Savoy, Walsall. 
Regal, Walton-on-Thames. 
County, Warwick. 
Lyric, Wellingborough. 
Forum, West Hartlepool. 
Coliseum, Whitley Bay. 
Savoy, Wolverhampton. 
Plaza, Worthing. 
Regal, Wembley. 
Regent, Yarmouth. 
Regai, York. 



Olympia, Cardiff. 
Queen's, Cardiff. 
Castie, Merthyr Tydfil. 



Palace, Arbroath. 
Ritz, Cambuslang. 
Bank, Clydebank. 
Empire, Clydebank. 
Palace, Clydebank. 
Regal, Coatbridge. 



Rialto, Dumbarton. 

Regal, Dumfries. 

Plaza, Dundee. 

Lyceum, Edinburgh. 

Regal, Edinburgh. 

Ritz, Edinburgh. 

Savoy, Stockbridge, Edinburgh. 

Picture House, Falkirk. 

Regal, Falkirk. 

Playhouse, Galashiels. 

Coliseum, Glasgow. 

Grosvenor, Hillhead, Glasgow. 

King's Cinema, Glasgow. 

Mayfair, Battlefield, Glasgow. 

Olympia, Bridgeton, Glasgow. 

Phoenix Picture House, Glasgow 

Picture House, Dennistoun, 
Glasgow. 

Picture House, Govanhiil, Glas- 
gow. 

Picture Palace, Parkhead, Glas- 
gow. 

Plaza, Govan, Glasgow. 

Princess, Springburn, Glasgow. 

Regal, Glasgow. 

Rex, Riddrie, Glasgow. 

Rhul, Burnside, Glasgow. 

Rialto, Cathcart, Glasgow. 

Ritz, Oatlands, Glasgow. 

Toledo, Muirend, Glasgow. 

Waverley, Shawlands, Glasgow. 

Regal, Greenock. 

Regal, Hamilton. 

Tower, Helensburgh. 

George Picture House, Kil- 
marnock. 

Regal, Kilmarnock. 

Palace, Kirkcaldy. 

Regal, Kirkcaldy. 

King's Montrose. 

La Scala, Motherwell. 

Rex, Motherwell. 

Regal, Paisley. 

Regal, Stirling. 

Plaza, Wishaw. 

ABERTILLERY 
THEATRES, LTD., 

786, Newport Road, 
Rumney, Cardiff. 

Tel. : St. Mel Ions 341. 

Directors : Alfred 

Withers (Chairman 
and Joint Man. Dir.), 
Jackson Withers 

(Joint Man. Dir.). 

Empress Cinema, Abertillery. 
Gaiety, Abertillery. 
Palace, Abertillery. 
Pavilion Theatre, Abertillery. 



ACE CINEMAS, LTD. 

324, Avery Hill Road, 
London, S.E.9. Tel : 
Eltham 1853. 

Directors : Chas. A. 
Crathorn (Man. Dir.) ; 
Chas. D. Blake. 

Booking Man. : Chas. A. 
Crathorn. 

Ace, Walmer. 

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ASSOCIATED 
SOUTHPORT 
CINEMAS, 

Scala Buildings, Kings- 
way, Southport. Tel. : 
Southport 3903. 

Directors : A. Had- 
field (Chairman) ; H. 
Coates (Vice - Chair- 
man) ; E. Trounson ; 

" H. Kennedy (Secre- 
tary) ; G. E. Hard- 
man, F. A. Clarke. 

General and Booking 
Manager : W. Peel- 
Smith. 

Plaza, Ainsdale, Southport. 
Coliseum, Southport. 
Palace, Southport. 
Scala, Southport. 



ATKINSON 
PICTURES, LTD., 

9, North Road, St. 
Andrews, Bristol, 6. 
Tel. : Bristol 44190. 



Academy Cinema, Bristol. 

Scala Cinema, Bristol. 

Town Hall Cinema, Bedminster, 

Bristol. 
Vestry Hall, Bristol. 




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BANCROFT 
(H) CIRCUIT, 

Empire Theatre, Wis- 
bech. Tel. : Wisbech 
116 and 532. 



Empire, Wisbech. 
Hippodrome, Wisbech. 
Empress, Chatteris. 
Public Rooms, Elv. 
Rex, Ely. 

Hippodrome, Holbeach. 
Hippodrome, Huntingdon. 
Hippodrome, March. 
Regent, March. 
City Cinema, Peterborough. 



BARBER'S CINEMAS 
(TUNSTALL), LTD., 

Palace, Tunstall, Staffs. 
Tel. : SOT 87453. 

Man. Dir. & Gen. Man.: 
Coun. G. L. Barber. 



Scala, Stony Stratford. 
Palace, Tunstall. 
Regent Hall, Tunstall. 
Palace, Wolverton. 



BEDFORD CINEMAS 
(1928), LTD., 

19, Castle St., Liver- 
pool, 2. Tel. : Central 
1544. Grams: Logical, 
Liverpool. 

Man. Dir. : John F. 
Wood. 

Booking Man. : W. J. 
McAree. 



Rialto, Bebington. 

Plaza, Birkenhead. 

Curzon, Old Swan, Liverpool. 

Empire, Garston, Liverpool. 

Mayfair, Aigburth, Liverpool. 

Stella, Seaforth. 



L. BLOND 
CIRCUIT, 

37, Hope Street, Liver- 
pool. Tel.: Royal 1010. 



Empire, Kirkham. 
Picture House, Wallasey. 
Lyceum, Garston. 



BOSTOCK CINEMA 
CIRCUIT, 

45, Chevallier St., Ips- 
wich. Tel. : Ipswich 
4036 & 51324. Grams: 
Lekas, Ipswich. 

Man. Dir. : Douglas F. 
Bostock. 

Booking Man. : Harry 
W. Pinchon. 

Cinema, Attleborough. 

Regal, Brightlingsea. 

Cosy Cinema, Burnham Market. 

Central, Bury St. Edmunds. 

Playhouse, Bury St. Edmunds. 

Kinema, Coggeshall. 

Empire, Dovercourt. 

Palace, Dovercourt. 

Regal, Dovercourt. 

Regent, Dovercourt. 

Regal, Framlingham. 

Empire, Haverhill. 

Playhouse, Haverhill. 

Regal, Holt. 

Regal, St. Ives. 

Regal, Swaffham. 

Regal, Watton. 

Regal Cinema, Wells next Sea. 

Park Cinema, Wells next Sea. 

Regal, Wymondham. 

Booked in conjunction : — ■ 

Regal, Littleport. 

Comet, Mildenhall. 

Kingsway, Newmarket. 

JAMES BRENNAN 
THEATRES 

107, Duke Street, Bar- 
row-in-Furness. Tel. : 
990. 

Proprietor : James 
Brennan. 

General Manager : 
W. H. Colman. 

Gaiety, Barrow. 
Roxy, Carnforth. 
Roxy, Dalton-in-Furness. 
Palace, Denton. 
Crescent, Hulme. 
Oxford, Dukinfield. 
Theatre Royal, Hyde. 
Scala, Hyde. 
Alexandra, Hyde. 
Palladium, Kendal. 
Roxy, Kendal. 
St. George's, Kendal. 
King's, Rochdale. 
Prince's, Wigan. 

BUXTON THEATRE 
CIRCUIT LTD. 

Gaiety Theatre, Man- 
chester, Tel. : Deans- 
gate 4111, Grams : 
Gaiety, Manchester. 



Man. Dir. : Harry 
Buxton. 

Gen. Man. : G. Blake. 

Gaiety.Barrow-in-Furness. 

Regent Cinema, Blackburn. 

Roxy, Blackburn. 

Empire, Bradford. 

Tatler Cinema, Bradford. 

Hippodrome, Colne. 

King's, Colne. 

Savoy Super, Colne. 

Roxy, Halifax. 

Pavilion, Liverpool. 

Junction Cinema, Manchester 

Princess, Wigan. 

Vogue, Stoke Newington, N.i6 

Embassy, Notting Hill Gate, 

W.i i, 
World's News Theptre, Praed 

Street, W.2. 



CALEDONIAN 
ASSOCIATED 
CINEMAS, LTD. 

Royal Bank Buildings, 
Drummond Street, 
Inverness. Tel. : In- 
verness 1. 

Secretaries : Mac- 

Andrew and Jenkins. 



Cinema, Crieff. 
Playhouse, Dunbar. 
Picture House, Elgin. 
Playhouse, Elgin. 
Empire Theatre, Inverness. 
La Scala, Inverness. 
Playhouse, Inverness. 
Playhouse, Keith. 
Playhouse, Montrose. 
Kelbourne Cinema, Paisley. 
Playhouse, Peebles. 
Playhouse, Perth. 
Playhouse, Peterhead. 
Breadalbane Hall, Wick. 
Pavilion, Wick. 
Fort William Playhouse, 
Ltd. 

Playhouse, Fort William. 
Fraserburgh Picture House, 
Ltd. 

Playhouse, Fraserburgh. 

Picture House, Fraserburgh. 
Graktown Picture House Co. 

Picture House, Grantown-on- 
Spey. 
Highland Cinema Co., Ltd. 

Playhouse, Buckie. 

Playhouse, Huntly. 

Regal, Lossiemouth. 

Playhouse, Nairn. 
Invergordon Picture House 
Ltd. 

Playhouse, Invergordon. 
Kingussie Picture House 
Co., Ltd. 

Picture House, Kingussie. 
Newtok-on-Ayre Picturb 
Houses, Ltd. 

Ritz, Strathaven. 



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Palace Cinema, Ltd. 

Palace, Rothesay. 

Regal, Rothesay. 
Ritz Rothesay, Ltd. 

Ritz, Rothesay. 
Scottish Central Cinemas, 
Ltd. 

Regal, Dunfermline. 

Mosspark Picture House, 
Glasgow. 

Rio Bearsden, Glasgow. 

Rio, Kirkcaldy. 

Rio, Rutherglen. 
Scotts Empires, Ltd. 

Playhouse, Dalkeith. 

Pavilion, Dalkeith. 

Empire, Dunbar. 

Empire, Linlithgow. 

Playhouse, North Berwick. 

Empire, Peebles. 

Playhouse, Penicuik. 
Tain Picture House, Ltd. 

Picture House, Tain. 
Thurso Picture House Co., 
Ltd. 

Picture House, Thurso. 



CAPITAL & COUNTIES 
ELECTRIC THEATRES 

Regent Theatre, Poole. 
Tel. : Poole 355. 



Man. Dir. 
Bravery. 



Geoffrey 



Electric, Bournemouth. 
Regal, Parkstone. 
Regent, Poole. 
Amity Hall, Poole. 



CAPITAL AND 
PROVINCIAL NEWS 
THEATRES LTD. 

300, Baker St., London, 
W.l. Tel. : Welbeck 
0081-5. 

Directors : J. Diamond 
F.C.A. (Chairman) ; S. 
Seaman (Man. Dir.) ; 
J. J. Cleaver; J. H. 
Benyon ; G. Rouy ; 
H. Hume. 

Booking Man. : E. A. 
Rhodes. 



Eros News Theatre, Piccadilly, 

W.i. 
News Theatre, Agar Street, W.i. 
News Theatre, Sheffield. 
Tatler News Theatre, Liverpool 
Victoria Station News Theatre, 

S.W. 
Waterloo Station News Theatre, 

S.E. 
World's News Theatre, Praed 

Street, W.2. 
Classic, Baker Street, W.i. 
Classic, Croydon. 
Classic, Dalston. 
Classic, Eastbourne 
Classic, Hendon. 
Classic, Portsmouth. 
Classic, Southampton. 
Classic, Tooting. S.W. 17. 
Embassy, Notting Hih Gate, 

W.n. 
Vogue, Mile End, E.i. 
Vogue, Stoke Newington, N.16 
Vogue, Tooting, S.W. 17. 
Vogue, Romford. 
Classic, Hammersmith (Cinema 

Centres, Ltd.) 



CAPITOL AND 
ALLIED THEATRES, 

4, Prince's St., Dublin. 
Tel. : Dublin 21321. 

Directors : John J. 
Farrell (Chairman), 
Geo. P. Fleming, P.C. 
(Vice-Chair man), 
Patrick Farrell 
(Man. Director). 
Miss B. B. Fleming, 
John Farrell. 

Booking Manager : 
Peter Farrell. 



Secretary : 
Hill. 



Stanley 



Capitol, Dublin. 
Grand Central, Dublin. 
New Electric, Dublin. 
Mary Street Picture House, 

Dublin. 
Rolinda, Dublin. 
Volta, Dublin. 
Phoenix, Dublin. 



CENTRAL P.Ts. 
(LINCOLN), LTD., 

Mutual House, 23, 
Albion Place, Leeds, 1. 
Tel. : Leeds 20691-2. 

Directors : G. Segel- 
man, M. Segelman. 

Forum, Leeds. 
Exchange Cinema, Lincoln. 
Grand Cinema, Lincoln. 
Ritz Cinema, Lincoln. 
Ritz, Golcar. 

CENTURY PICTURES 
(WIDNES) LTD. 

3, Victoria Rd., Widnes. 

Tel. : Widnes 2781. 
Directors : A. Cohen, 

T. Piatt, G. L. Piatt. 
Booking Manager: A. 

Cohen. 

Empire, Widnes. 
Picturedrome, Widnes. 
Century, Widnes. 

CHESHIRE COUNTY 
CINEMAS, LTD., 

Empress Theatre, 

Runcorn. Tel. : Run- 
corn 2291. 

Premier, Latchford. 
Pavilion, Northwich. 
Plaza, Northwich. 
Regal, Northwich. 
Empress, Runcorn. 
Scala, Runcorn. 
Plaza, Widnes. 
Premier, Widnes. 

CLAVERING AND 
ROSE, 

199, Piccadilly, W.l. 
Tel. : Regent 1146. 

Cftmeo News Theatre, Gt. 

Windmill St., Piccadilly, W.i. 
King's Cinema, Leyton. 
Plaza, Leyton. 
Empire, Walthamstow. 
Cameo Cinema, Victoria Street, 

S.W.i. 
Cameo News, Polytechnic, W.i. 
Cameo, Charing Cross Rd., 

W.C.2. 



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CLAYTON, E.C., 

Bank Chambers, 70,The 
Moor, Sheffield. Tel. : 
Sheffield 24673. 

Pavilion, Attercliffe, Sheffield. 
Regal, Rawmarsh (near Rother- 

ham). 
Heeley Electric Theatre, 

Sheffield. 
Oxford Picture Palace, Sheffield. 
Palace, Woodseats, Sheffield. 
Electra, Parkgate (near Rother- 

ham). 

CLIFTON CIRCUIT, 

Princes Chambers, 6, 
Corporation Street, 
Birmingham, 2. Tel. : 
Mid. 0283-4. 

Chairman and Man. 
Dir. : S. W. Clift. 

General Man. : K. F. 
Jones. 

Broadway, Walham Green. 

Grove, Birmingham. 

Clifton, Coseley. 

Clifton, Evesham. 

Beacon, Great Barr, Birming- 
ham. 

Savoy, Kettering. 

Clifton, Leamington Spa. 

Regent, Leamington Spa. 

Regal, Leamington Spa. 

Scala, Leamington Spa. 

Clifton, Leominster. 

Clifton, Ludlow. 

Clifton, Lye. 

Clifton, Sedgley. 

Picture House, Stratford-on- 
Avon. 

New Kinema, Trowbridge. 

Classic, Walsall. 

Empire, Walsall. 

New Cinema, Warwick. 

Regal, Wednesfield. 

Regal, Wells, Somerset. 

Clifton, Wellington, Salop. 

Clifton, Fallings Park, Wolver- 
hampton. 

Theatre Royal, Wolverhampton 

Also Controlling : 

Kingsway, Kings Heath, Bir- 
mingham. 
Maypole, Kings Heath, Bir- 
mingham. 
Norton, Kings Norton, Bir- 
mingham. 
Beaufort, Ward End, Bir- 
mingham. 
Rock, Saltley, Birmingham. 
Clifton, Perry Barr, Birming- 
ham. 
Rosum, Walsall. 
Clifton, Stone Cross, West 
Bromwich. 

COOPER OWEN 
THEATRES, 

30, St. Matthew Street, 
{ Ipswich. Tel.: Ipswich 
2529. 



Majestic, Elv. 
Palace, Hadieigh, Suffolk. 
Central, Ipswich. 
Plaza, Manningtree. 
Plaza, Sible Hedingham. 

CORNWALL CINEMAS 
(NEWQUAY) LTD., 

"Restormel," Mount: 

Wise, Newquay, Corn- 
wall. Tel. : Newquay 
2404. 

Directors : G. C. C. 
Taylor (Man. Dir.) ; 
L. "R. Taylor; P. E.G. 
Taylor ; M. H. W. 
Michell ; G. F. G. 
Pollard. 

Regal, Wadebridge. 
Regal, Torpoint. 
Palace, Perranporth. 
Palace, Hayle. 
Regal, St. Agnes. 
Plaza, St. Denis. 
Cinedrome, Padstow. 
Regal, Deiabole. 

CORNWALL 
CIRCUIT, LTD., 

" Deauville," 786, 

Newport Rd., Rum- 
ney Hill, Cardiff. Tel.: 
St. Mellons 341-2. 

King's Cinema, Camborne. 
Scala Cinema, Camborne. 
Pavilion Cinema, Newquay. 
Victoria Cinema, Newquay. 
Regal Cinema, Penzance. 
Savoy Cinema, Penzance. 
Gem Cinema, Redruth. 
Regal Cinema, Redruth. 
Plaza Cinema, Truro. 

COX CINEMA 
CO., LTD., 

Regal House, Biggles- 
wade, Beds. Tel. : 
Biggleswade 2230. 

Directors : J. R. Cox 
(Man. Dir.), T. R. 
Braybon. 

Zonita, Ampthill. 
Empire, Biggleswade. 
Regal, Biggleswade. 
Priory, Royston. 
Victory, Sandy. 

CRAVEN CINEMAS, 
LTD., 

Station Road, Craven 
Arms, Shropshire. 

Tel. : Craven Arms 78. 

Regal, Church Stretton. 
Regal, Craven Arms. 
Regal, Tenbury Wells. 
Picture House, "Ludlow. 



J. DAVIS CIRCUIT, 

147, Wardour Street, 
London, W.l. Tel. : 
Gerrard 1416. 

Electric Palace, Deptford. 
Grand Palace, Poplar. 
Corinth Cinema, Hayes. 

CHAS. K. DEEMING 
CIRCUIT, 

Grand Cinema, Coalville. 
Tel. : Coalville 56. 
Grams : Deeming, 
Coalville. 

Grand Cinema, Coalville. 
Regal Cinema, Coalville. 
Rex, Coalville. 

Empire Cinema, Loughborough. 
Theatre Royal, Loughborough. 
Victory Cinema, Loughborough. 

TRUEMAN DICKEN 
CINEMAS, 

" Woodberrv House." 
Bath Road, Wells, 
Somerset. Tel. : Wells 
463. 

Majestic, Burnham-o\j-Sea. 
Ritz, Burnham-on-Sea. 
Palladium, Midsomer Norton. 
Palace, Radstock. 
Regal Cinema, Shepton Mallet. 

EAGLE PICTURE- 
DROMES, LTD., 

County Playhouse, King 
St., Wigan. Tel. : 
Wigan 3476. 

Directors : S. Baron 
(Chairman) ; T. C. 
Robinson (Man. Dir.) ; 
J. P. Conroy ; N. Mor- 
ton ; W. Ellis. 

Booking Man. ; T. C. 
Robinson. 

Palace, Atherton. 
Savoy, Atherton. 
Carlton, Pemberton. 
Queen's Theatre, Pemberton. 
Palace, Piatt Bridge. 
County Playhouse, Wigan. 
Gidlow Picture House, Wigan 
Lyme House Cinema, Prescot. 

(Lyme House Cinemas Ltd.) 
Palace Prescot. (Lyme House 

Cinemas Ltd.) 
Rivoli, St. Helens. (County 

Playhouses, Ltd.) 
Majestic, Tyldesley. (Union 

Playhouses, Ltd.) 



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HERBERT ELTON 
CIRCUIT, 

Commerce Chambers, 
Elite Bldgs., Notting- 
ham. Tel.: Notting- 
ham 2273-4. 

Empire, Alfreton. 
Tudor, West Bridgford, Not- 
tingham. 
Empire, Heanor. 
Forum, Apsley, Nottingham. 
Majestic, Retford. 
Kitz, Retford. 
Roxy, Retford. 
Empire, Ripley. 
Hippodrome, Ripley. 
Victory, Stapleford. 
Kings, Sutton-in-Ashfield. 
Portland, Sutton-in-Ashfield. 
Tivoli, Sutton-in-Ashfield. 

J. F. EMERY CIRCUIT, 

Midland Bank House, 
26, Cross St., Man- 
chester, 2. Tel.: Black- 
friars 7876-8. 

Proprietor : J. F. 
Emery, J. P. 

Booking Man. : Harold 
E. Buxton. 

New Oxford, Manchester. 

Market Street Cinema, Man- 
chester. 

Theatre Royal, Manchester. 

Rex, Salford. 

Plaza, Swinton, Lanes. 

Palace, Walkden, Lanes. 

Picture Hah, Weaste, Salford. 

Shakespeare, Cheetham Hill, 
Manchester. 

Empire, Westhoughton, Lanes. 

Hippodrome, Hyde, 

People's Hall, Denton. 

Luxor, Hulme, Manchester. 

Lyceum, Hulme, Manchester 

Palace, Collyhurst, Manchester. 

Wicker, Sheffield. 

Regal, Sheffield. 

Star, Sheffield. 

Empire, Huddersfield, Yorks. 

Lyceum, Huddersfield, Yorks. 

Regent, Bradford, Yorks. 

Pavilion, Cardiff, S.Wales. 

Palace, Warminster, Wilts. 

Vista, Westbury, Wilts. 

Arcadia, Swindon, Wilts. 

Plaza, Southchurch, Southend- 
on-Sea. 

Princess, Peterborough. 

Palace, Nuneaton. 

Victoria, Hartshill, Staffs. 

Dominion, Bispham, Blackpool 

Empire, Marton, Blackpool. 

Rendezvous, Blackpool. 

Oxford, Marton, Blackpool. 

Alvaston, Derby. 

Allenton, Derby. 

ESSOLDO CIRCUIT, 

Norwich Union Cham- 
bers, 42, Westgate 



Road, Newcastle, 1. 
Tel. : Newcastle 
28082-4. 

London Office : 38, Ger- 
rard Street, W.l. 

Directors : Sol. Sheck- 
man (Gov. Director), 
D. P. Rifson, Mark 
Sheckman, F. Proud 
(Secretary.). 

Essoldo, Newcastle. 
Scala, Heaton, Newcastle. 
Crown, Newcastle. 
Essoldo, Blyth. 
Central, Blyth. 
Royal, Blyth. 
Regal, Durham. 
Hippodrome, Crook. 
Empire, Crook. 
Royal, Crook. 
Tivoli, Spennymoor. 
Town Hall, Spennymoor. 
Royal, Middlesbrough. 
Mayfair, Holloway. 
Rex, Bethnal Green. 
Imperial, Tottenham. 
Central, Folkestone. 
Playhouse, Folkestone. 
Roxy Ballroom, Blyth. 
Essoldo, Low Fell, Gateshead. 
Capitol, Gateshead 
Empire, Gateshead. 
Rivoli, Gorton, Manchester. 
Rivoli, Collyhurst, Manchester. 
Empire, Chester-le-Street 
Savoy, Chester-le-Street 
Scala, Pendleton, Salford. 
Adelphi, Swinton, Lanes. 
Dominion, Salford. 



GAUMONT-BRITISH 
PICTURE CORP., LTD., 

142-150, Wardour St., 
W.l. Tel. : Gerrard 
9292. Grams. : Gau- 
picor, Rath, London. 

Theatre Management : 
123, Regent Street, 
W.l. Tel. : Regent 
8080. 

Publicity : 52, Hay- 
market, S.W.I. Tel. : 
Regent 8080. 

Directors : J. Arthur 
Rank, J. P. (Chair- 
man), L. W. Farrow 
(Joint Managing Dir- 
ector, Finance), Mark 
Ostrer (Joint Manag- 
ing Director), Col. H. 
A. Micklem, C.B., 
C.M.G., D.S.O. ; Spy- 
rosP.Skouras(U.S.A.); 



W. C. Michel (U.S.A.); 
L. Kent (U.S.A.) ; 
The Rt. Hon. Vis- 
count Rothermere ; 
C. H. Dade ; A. E. 
Messer; G. I. Wood- 
ham Smith, John 
Davis. Secretary : 
W. B. Robinson. 

CIRCUIT "A." 

London— West End. 

Astoria, Charing Cross Road. 
Dominion, Tottenham Court 

Road. 
Gaumont, Haymarket. 
Pavilion, Marble Arch. 
New Gallery, Regent Street. 
New Victoria, Vauxhall Bridge 

Road. 
Tatler, Charing Cross Road. 
Tivoli, Strand. 

Closed: 

G.B. News Theatre, Shaftes- 
bury Avenue. 

CIRCUIT "B." 

North West London. 

Acton, Globe. 
Chelsea, Gaumont. 
Cricklewood, Queens. 
Ealing, Palladium. 
Edgware Road, Grand. 
Hammersmith, Gaumont. 
Kilburn Gaumont State. 
Kilburn, Grange. 
Notting Hill, Coronet. 
Southall Palace. 
Trocadero, S.E.i. 
Trocette, S.E.i. 
Walham Green Red Hall. 
Watford Gaumont. 

Closed : 

Kilburn Palace. 
Maida Vale P.H. 
Shepherds Bush Pavilion. 
West Kensington, Super. 



CIRCUIT "C." 

North London. 

Camden Town, Gaumont. 
Edmonton, Regal. 
Finchley, Gaumont. 
Finchley, New Bohemia. 
Finsbury Park Rink. 
Hendon, Ambassador. 
Highbury P.H. 
Hoxton Cinema. 
Islington, Angel. 
Islington, Blue Hall. 
Kentish Town Palace. 
Kings Cross Cinema. 
Palmers Green, Palladium. 
Wood Green Gaumont. 

Closed : 

Crouch End, Hippodrome. 
Holloway, Gaumont. 
Hoxton, Ye Olde Varieties. 
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CIRCUIT "D." 
North East London. 

Canning Town Cinema. 
Chadwell Heath, Gaumont. 
Da Is ton P.H. 
East Ham, Premier. 
Hackney Pavilion. 
Leyton, Savoy. 
Stamford Hill, Regent. 
Stamford Hill, Super. 
Stepney, Troxy. 
Stratford, Broadway. 
Tottenham Palace. 

Closed : 

Canning Town, Grand. 
Clapton Rink. 
Ilford, Super. 
Stratford, Imperial. 



CIRCUIT " E." 
South London. 

Balham Pavilion. 
Bromley, Gaumont. 
Clapham, Majestic. 
Lewisham, Gaumont. 
New Cross Kinema. 
Norwood, Regal. 
Old Kent P.H. 
Peckham, GaUmont. 
Peckham, Tower. 
Penge, Kings Hall. 
Putney Palace. 
Rose Hill, Gaumont. 
Rushey Green, Queens. 
Sutton, County Cinema. 
Wandsworth Palace. 

Closed : 

Balham Palladium. 
Bromley, Palais de Luxe. 
Clapham, Shakespeare. . 
Kennington, Princes. 
Lavender Hill Pavilion. 
Peckham, Tower Annexe. 
Rotherhithe, Lion. 
, Streatham, Gaumont. 
Sydenham, Rink. 



CIRCUIT " F." 
South Coast. 

Bournemouth, Regent. 
Brighton, Regent. 
Brighton, Academy. 
Chatham, National Electric. 
Chatham, Palace. 
Chichester, Gaumont. 
Portsmouth, Regent. 
Rochester, Majestic. 
Southampton, Empire. 
Southsea, Plaza. 

CIRCUIT "G." 
West Country. 

Barnstaple, Gaumont. 
Dorchester, Palace. 
Exeter, Gaumont. 
Frome, Gaumont. 
Guernsey, Gaumont . 
Ilfracombe, Scala. 
Jersey, Opera House 
Plymouth, Gaumont. 



Salisbury, Gaumont. 
Salisbury, New P.H. 
Taunton, Gaumont. 
Trowbridge, Gaumont. 
Weymouth, Belle Vue. 
Weymouth, Regent. 
Yeovil, Gaumont. 

Closed : 

Exeter, Palladium. 
Guernsey, Lyric. 
Plymouth, Palladium. 
Plymouth, Savoy. 

CIRCUIT " H." 

Wales, Gloucestershire. 

Bristol, New Palace. 
Cardiff, Empire. 
Cirencester, P.H. 
Cinderford, Palace. 
Chepstow, Gaumont. 
Chippenham, Gaumont. 
Cheltenham, Gaumont. 
Lydney, P.H. 
Monmouth, P.H. 
Newport, Coliseum. 
Stroud, Gaumont. 
Swindon, Palace. 
Swindon, Regent. 
Weston-super-Mare, Regent. 

Closed : 

Bristol, Regent. 

CIRCUIT "J." 

East Anglia. 

Colchester, Hippodrome. 
Ipswich, Regent. 
Kettering, Electric. 
Luton, Palace. 
Leicester, City. 
Leicester, P.H. 
Mansfield, Empire. 
Mansfield, Rock. 
Nottingham, Grand. 
Nottingham, Hippodrome. 
Nottingham, Mechanics Hall. 
Northampton, Exchange. 
Norwich, Haymarket, P.H. 
Peterborough Broadway. 
Southend, Gaumont. 



CIRCUIT " K." 

Midlands. 

Burton, Electric. 
Birmingham, Gaumont. 
Birmingham, West End. 
Coventry, Gaumont. 
Dudley, Criterion. 
Dudley, Regent. 
Derby, Gaumont. 
Handsworth, Villa Cross, P.H. 
Harborne, P.H. 
Redditch, Gaumont. 
Smethwick, Electric. 
Smethwick, Rink. 
Walsall, P.H. 
Wednesbury, Gaumont. 
Willenham, P.H. 
Wolverhampton, Gaumont. 
Wolverhampton, Queens. 
Wolverhampton, Scala. 
Worcester, Gaumont. 

Closed : 

Dudley, Empire. 



CIRCUIT "L." 
Manchester Area. 

Ashton, Gaumont. 
Bradford, Morley Street P.H. 
Bradford, New Victoria. 
Bradford, St. Georges Hall. 
Burslem, Coliseum. 
Chorlton-cum-Hardy, Gaumont 
Glossop, Empire. 
Halifax, Electric. 
Halifax, P.H. 
Hanley, Empire. 
Hanley, Regent. 
Leigh, Palace. 
Manchester, Corona. 
Manchester, Gaumont. 
Oldham, Gaumont. 
Saltaire, Gaumont. 
Sowerby Bridge, Electric. 
Stoke, Hippodrome. 



CIRCUIT " M." 
Liverpool, City. 

Allerton, Plaza. 
Aigburth, Rivoli. 
Anfield, Gaumont. 
Liverpool, Beresford. 
Liverpool, Bedford. 
Liverpool, Cameo. 
Liverpool, Casino. 
Liverpool, Hippodrome. 
Liverpool, Rialto. 
Liverpool, Savoy. 
Liverpool, Trocadero. 
Princes Park, Gaumont. 
Sefton Park, Grand. 
Tuebrook, Empress. 
Wavertree, Magnet. 



CIRCUIT "N.- 
Lancashire Coast, Cheshire. 

Birkenhead, Gaumont. 
Birkenhead, Queens. 
Birkenhead, Super. 
Chester, Gaumont. 
Chester, Majestic. 
Chester, Music Hall. 
Crosby, Corona. 
Egremont, Gaumont. 
Morecambe, Tower. 
New Brighton, Trocadero. 
Preston, New Victoria. 
Seacombe, Marina. 
Southport, Palladium. 

Closed : 

Bootle, Broadway. 



CIRCUIT "0." 
Yorkshire. 

Barnsley, Empire. 
Barnsley, Princess. 
Donoaster, Gaumont. 
Gainsborough, Grand. 
Grimsby, Savoy. 
Harrogate, Scala. 
Hull, Holderness Hall. 
Leeds, Assembly Rooms. 
Leeds, Majestic. 
Leeds, Gaumont. 



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Leeds, Pavilion. 
Leeds, Scala. 
Sheffield, Gaumont. 
Wakefield, Carlton. 
Wakefield, Empire. 
York, Electric. 
York, P.H. 
York, St. George's Hall. 



CIRCUIT " P." 

Tyneside. 

Darlington, Alhambra. 
Darlington, Arcade. 
Darlington, Court. 
Gateshead, Palace. 
Gateshead, Scala. 
Middlesbrough, Gaumont. 
Middlesbrough, Hippodrome. 
Newcastle, New Westgate. 
Newcastle, Pavilion. 
Newcastle, Queens Hall. 
North Shields, Borough. 
North Shields, Princes. 
South Shields, Scala. 
Sunderland, Palace. 
Sunderland, Havelock. 
Wallsend, Gaumont. 
West Hartlepool, P.H. 
.Whitley Bay, Empire. 

Closed : 

Middlesbrough, Pavilion. 
Sunderland, Kings. 



CIRCUIT "Q." 
West Scotland. 

Ayr, P.H. 
Belfast, Classic. 
Bellshill, P.H. 
Coatbridge, P.H. 
Glasgow, Ascot. 
Glasgow, Cinerama. 
Glasgow, Parade, Dennistoun. 
Glasgow, Florida. 
Glasgow, Capitol. 
Glasgow, New Savoy. 
Glasgow, Tivoli. 
Glasgow, P.H. 
Hamilton, La Scala. 
Motherwell, Pavilion. 
Wishaw, Cinema. 



CIRCUIT "R." 
East Scotland. 

Aberdeen, P.H. 
Alloa, Gaumont. 
Dundee, Kings. 
Edinburgh, P.H. 
Edinburgh, New Victoria. 
Edinburgh, Regent. 
Edinburgh, Rutland Square 

P.H. 
Edinburgh, St. Andrews P.H. 
Falkirk, Pavilion. 
Kirkcaldy, Rialto. 
Leith, Capitol. 
Perth, Alhambra. 
Perth, Cinerama. 



GENERAL CINEMA 
THEATRES LTD., 

8, Chesterfield Street, 
London, W.l. Tel. : 
Mayfair 8961-3. 

Directors : H. H. Win- 
gate ; C. V. Bargate ; 
Miss J. Williams. 

Booking Man.: C. V. 
Bargate. 

Curzon, Mayfair, W.i. 
Plaza, Queensbury, Middlesex. 
Commodore, Slough, Bucks. 
Plaza, Barnes, S.W. 
Plaza, Belmont, Harrow. 

GLASGOW AND W. OF 
SCOTLAND CINEMAS, 

208, Bath St., Glasgow, 
C. 2. Tel. : Douglas 
3718-9. 

Directors : Sir Alex B. 
King;, C.B.E., J.P. 
(Chairman and Man. 
Dir.), J. Cargill Cant- 
ley, M.B.E. ; John 
McNicol ; Ivor R. 
Grove ; William 

Duncan. 

Carlton Picture House, Glasgow. 
Avon Cinema, Glasgow. 
Astor Cinema, Glasgow. 
Roxy Cinema, Glasgow. 
Standard Picture House, 
Glasgow. 

GOODALL'S PICTURES 
(1931) LTD., 

Albion St., Cleckheaton 
Tel.: Cleckheaton 224. 
Giams. : Palace , 
Cleckheaton. 

Man. Dir. and Secre- 
tary : Percy Goodall. 

Picture Palace, Cleckheaton. 

Savoy Picture House, Cleck- 
heaton. 

Pavilion, Ravensthorpe, Dews- 
bury. 

Picture Palace, Heckmondwike. 

Picture Palace, Dudley Hill, 
Bradford. 



GOLDSTONE 
(CINEMAS), LTD., 

Carlton Chambers, 84, 
Albion St., Leeds, 1. 
Tel. : Leeds 27682. 



Directors : J. Gold- 
stone, B. Goldstone, 
L. Goldstone, M. 
Goldstone, A. Gold- 
stone. 

Star, York Road, Leeds, 9. 
Tivoli, Middleton, Leeds, 10. 
Regal, Hunslet, Leeds, 10. 

S. GRAHAM CIRCUIT, 

Oxford House, Oxford 
Street, Nottingham. 
Tel.: Nottingham 
40326-7. 

Curzon, Nottingham. 

Roxy, Nottingham. 

Capitol, Radford, Nottingham. 

Adelphi, Bulwell, Nottingham. 

Palace, Bulwell, Nottingham. 

Grove, Nottingham. 

Rio, Nottingham. 

Ritz, Carlton, Nottingham. 

Regal, Carlton, Nottingham. 

Cosy, Netherfield, Nottingham. 

Scala, Long Eaton. 

Ritz, Ilkeston. 

Ritz, Langley Mill. 

Regent, Kimberley. 

Roxy, Northampton. 

Regal Staveley. 

Cosy, Heanor. 

Palace, Stapleford. 

King's, Kirkby-in-Ashfield. 

Forum, Derby. 

Dale Cinema, Sneinton, 

Nottingham. 
Ideal, Southwell. 
Cinema, Stanton Hill. 



GRANADA 
THEATRES, LTD., 

38, Golden Square, Lon- 
don, W.l. Tel.: Ger- 
rard 3554. Gram. : 
Berdarold, Piccadilly, 
London. 

Directors : Sidney L. 
Bernstein (Chairman) ; 
C. G. Bernstein (Dep. 
Chair.); E. G. Bygrave 
A.C.A. ; M. King ; 
H. W. L. Reddish, 
F.C.A. ; R. J. Wilder. 



Granada, 
Granada, 
Granada, 
Granada, 
Granada, 
Granada, 
Granada, 
Granada, 
Granada, 
Granada, 
Granada, 
Granada, 
Granada, 
Granada, 



Bedford. 

North Cheam. 

Clapham. 

East Ham. 

Greenford. 

Greenwich. 

Harrow. 

Kingston. 

Maidstone. 

Mansfield. 

Shrewsbury. 

Slough. 

Sutton. 

Tooting. 



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Granada, Walthamstow. 
Granada, Wandsworth Road. 
Granada, Welling. 
Granada, Willesden. 
Granada, Woolwich. 
Century, Cheam. 
County, Shrewsbury. 
Cinema, Loughton. 
Empire, Bedford. 
Empire, Edmonton. 
Empire, Shrewsbury. 
King's, Shrewsbury. 
Hippodrome, Mansfield. 
Kinema, Plumstead. 
Kinema, West Ham. 
Granada, Rugby. 
Regal, Oswestry. 
Regal, Rugby. 
Regent, Rugby. 
Scala, Rugby. 
Rialto, Enfield. 
Rialto, Leytonstone. 

GRATTON, S. A., 
AND SON, 

65, Renfield Street, 
Glasgow, C.l. Tel. : 
Douglas 1446. 

King's Theatre, Bridgeton, 

Glasgow. 
Plaza, Bridgeton, Glasgow. 
Grafton Picture House, Glasgow. 
Pavilion, Kilsyth. 
Avondale Cinema, Strathavin. 
Ailsa Cinema, Maybole. 

GRAVES CINEMAS, 
LTD., 

Athenaeum Buildings, 
Maryport, Cumber- 
land. Tel. : Maryport 
16. 

Joint Man. Dirs. : 
James Graves, J. 
Graves. 

Carlton, Maryport. 

Empire, Maryport. 

Carnegie Hall, Workington. 

Opera House, Workington. 

Oxford, Workington. 

Ritz, Workington. 

Theatre Royal, Workington. 

Queen's Cinema, Whitehaven, 
at present on lease to 
Branford's Cinemas, White- 
haven. 

Also Booking Control : — 

Grand Cinema, Cockermouth. 
Alhambra, Penrith. 

GEORGE GREEN, LTD., 

11, Renfrew Street, 
Glasgow, C. Tel. : 
Douglas -5481. 

Playhouse, Ayr. 
Pavilion, Bathgate. 
Rex Cinema, Campbeltown. 
Playhouse, Dundee. 
La Scala, Dunoon. 
Bedford Picture House, S.S. 
Glasgow. 



Picturedrome, Gorba!s,Glasgow. 
Playhouse, Renfield Street, 

Glasgow. 
Strathclyde Cinema, Glasgow. 
Cinema, Tollcross, Glasgow. 
Picturedrome, Irvine. 
Pavilion, Johnstone. 
Cinema, Rutherglen. 
Playhouse, Wishaw 

Films booked for : — 

Rex Cinema, Lockerbie. 
Cinema, Kirkconnell. 
Electric Theatre, Dumfries. 



LESLIE GREENE 
CIRCUIT, 

7, Elliot St., Liverpool. 
Tel. : Royal 7538 and 
Anfield 1932. 

London Offices : Suitel?. 
18, Charing Cross Rd., 
W.C.2, and 128, 
Nightingale Lane, 
S.W.I 2. Tel.: Batter- 
sea 2647. 

Metropole Theatre, Bootle. 
Carlton Rooms, Liverpool. 
Hope Hall, Liverpool. 
Ritz Rink, Liverpool. 
Walton Vale Picture House, 
Liverpool. 



I. R. GROVE CIRCUIT, 

Regal Theatre, North 
Bridge St., Bathgate. 
Tel. : Bathgate 315-6. 

Regal, Armadale. 

Star, Armadale. 

Cinema, Bathgate. 

Regal, Bathgate. 

Star, Bo'ness. 

Picture House, Broughty Ferry. 

Regal,' Broughty Ferry. 

Star, Lochore. 

Regal, West Calder. 

PHILIP M. HANMER 

(Regent Enterprises, 
Ltd.), 

51 A, Rodney Street, 
Liverpool. Tel.: Royal 
4452 (day), Royal 6290 

(night). 

Tivoli, Buckley. 

Queen's, Formby. 

Grand, Frodsham. 

Derby, Liverpool. 

Gaiety, Liverpool. 

Prince of Wales, Liverpool. 

Cromwell, Manchester. 

Oxford, St. Helens. 

Palladium, St. Helens. 

Scala, St. Helens. 

Empire Picture House, 

Wrexham. 
Glynn Picture House, Wrexham 



HILL CINEMA 
CIRCUIT, 

Palace Theatre, Truro, 
Cornwall. Tel. : Truro 
2167. 

Palace Theatre, Truro, Cornwall. 

Palace Theatre, Bodmin, Corn- 
wall. 

Palace Theatre, Camborne, 
Cornwall. ■ 

Troy Cinema, Fowey, Cornwall. 

Palace Theatre, St. Blazey, 
Cornwall 

Flora Theatre, Helston, Corn- 
wall. 



E. J. HINGE CIRCUIT, 

147-149, Northumber- 
land St., Newcastle- 
on-Tyne. Tel. : New- 
castle 20317 Grams: 
Hinge, Newcastle-on- 
Tyne. 

Grand, Benwell. 

Rialto, Benwell. 

Empire, Blaydon-on-Tyne. 

Grand, Byker. 

Hippodrome, Darlington. 

Globe, Durham. 

Corona, Felling-on-Tyne. 

Regal, Fenham, Newcastle-on,- 

Tyne. 
Ritz, Forest Hall. 
Marina, Fulwell, Sunderland. 
Globe, Gosforth. 
Lyric, Grangetown-on-Tees. 
Coliseum, Morpeth. 
Gaiety, Newcastle-on-Tyne. 
Tatler, Newcastle-on-Tyne. 
Hippodrome, New Silksworth. 
Rio, Prudhoe. 
Palace, Redcar. 
Empire, Shotton Colliery. 
Millfield, Sunderland. 
Lyric, Throckley. 



HUDSON CINEMAS, 
LTD., 

The Picture House, 
Sheringham, Norfolk. 
Tel.: Sheringham 347. 

Directors : W. S. Hud- 
son (Man.Dir.) P. M. 
Nash ; W. Walker ; 
J. Quint; A. H. B. 
Adams ; P. F. Childs. 

Picture House, Sheringham. 
Picture House, Rothwell , 

N'hants. 
Picture House, Halstead, Essex. 
Picture House, Walton-on- 

Naze, Essex. 
Regal Walton-on-Naze, Essex. 



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HULL CINEMAS 
LTD., 

Criterion, George Street, 
Hull. Tel.: Hull 33752 

Man. Director : Brinley 
Evans. 

Winter Gardens, Bridlington. 

Cinema Palace, Goole. 

Tower, Goole. 

Plaza, Hessle. 

Carlton, Hull. 

Cleveland, Hull. 

Criterion, Hull. 

Dorchester, Hull. 

Langham, Hull. 

Monica, Hull. 

National, Hull. 

Priory, Hull. 

Savov, Hull. 

West' Park, Hull. 

A. S. HYDE CIRCUIT, 

Glenroyal, Briggate, 

Shipley, Yorks. 
Tel. : Shipley 2974. 

Glenroyal, Shipley. 
Prince's Hall, Shipley. 
Pavilion, Shipley. 
Elite, Bradford. 
Coliseum, Bradford. 
Arcadian, Bradford. 
Coronet, Bradford. 
Glenroyal, Horsforth. 
Regent, Batley. 
Empire, Batley. 
Picture House, Baildon. 

ISLE OF WIGHT 
THEATRES, LTD., 

Theatre Royal, Hyde, 
I.o.W. Tel. : Ryde 
2387. 

Booking & Gen. Man. : 
P. J. Milsom. 

Royalty, Cowes. 
King's, East Cowes. 
Regent, Freshwater. 
Grand, Newport. 
Scala, Ryde. 
Theatre Royal, Ryde. 
Queen's, Sandown. 
Rex, Ventnor. 

JACEY CINEMAS, 
LTD., 

Somerset House, 37, 
Temple Street, Bir- 
mingham, 3. Tel. : 
Midland 2941. 

Directors : Joseph 

Cohen, D. Cohen, G. 
A. Cohen. 

News Theatre, Birmingham. 
News Theatre, Bristol. 
News Theatre, Manchester. 
Tatler, Birmingham, 



JACKSON'S AMUSE- 
MENTS, LTD., 

Newgate Chambers, 

Rochdale. Tel.: Roch- 
dale 4451-2 

Man. Dir. : J. J. Mc- 

Cracken. 
Booking Man. : John 

R. Killeya. 

Empire Theatre, Bacup. 
Ceylon Cinema, Rochdale. 
Empire, Rochdale. 
Hippodrome, Rochdale. 
Rialto, Rochdale. 
North British Entertain- 
ments, Ltd. 
Rialto, Blackburn. 
Langworthy Picturedrome, 
Ltd. 
Langworthy Picturedrome, 

Seedley, Salford. 
Olympia, Blackburn. 
New Central, Blackburn. 

BEN JAY'S CIRCUIT, 

111a, Wardour Street, 
London, W.l. Tel. : 
Gerrard 4668. 

Empire, Great Yarmouth. 
The Windmill Theatre, Great 

Yarmouth. 
De Luxe, Hastings. 
Hippodrome, Lowestoft. 
Palace, Lowestoft. 
Elite, St. Leonards. 



J. H. L. THEATRES 
LTD., 

16, Curzon St., London, 
W.l. Tel. : Regent 
7628-9. 

General and Eooking 
Man. :B.E. Fortesque. 

Capitol, Caterham. 
Radion, Laindon. 
Luxor, Lancing. 
Regal, Rayleigh. 
Pavilion, St.Neots. 
Savoy, Totton. 
Onyx, Wisbech. 
Carlton, Wickford. 
Empire, Halstead, 
Ritz, Billericay. 
Regent, Stanford-le-Hope. 

J.O.G.S. CINEMAS, 

Mutual House, 23, 
Albion Place, Leeds, 1 . 
Tel. : Leeds 20G91-2. 
J. Segei.man. 

Plaza, Batley. 

Victoria, Batley. 

Greengates, Bradford. 

Empire, Normanton. 

Grand, Normanton, 

Empire, Rawdon. 



Picture House, Woodlands. 
Lido, Bramley. 

G. Segelman. 
Central Picture Theatres 

(Lincoln), Ltd. 
Yorks and Lines P.Hs., Ltd. 
Ritz Cinema, Golcar, Ltd. 



C. S. JOSEPH CIRCUIT, 

38, John Bright Street, 
Birmingham, 1. Tel. : 
Midland 1933. 

Man. Dir. : C. S 
Joseph. 

Savoy Cinema, Bilston. 
Theatre Royal, Bilston. 
Forum Cinema, Bradley. 
Palace Cinema, Great Bridge. 
Haven Cinema, Stourport-on- 

Severn. 
Palace Cinema, Wednesbury. 
Rialto Cinema, Wednesbury. 
Coliseum, Wolverhampton. 
Olympia, Wolverhampton. 



SIR A. B. KING 
CIRCUIT, 

190, West Regent St., 
Glasgow, C.2. Tel. : 
Douglas 1195-6. 

Grams. : Kenafilm, 
Glasgow. 

Cinema, Airdrie. 
Strand, Alexandria. 
Orient, Ayr. 
Ritz, Ayr. 

Rio, Bearsden, Glasgow. 
Hippodrome, Bo'ness. 
Public Hall, Brodick. 
Central, Broxburn. 
Playhouse, Buckie. 
La Scala, Clydebank. 
Cinema, Coatbridge. 
Picture House, Cowdenbeath. 
Cinema, Crieff. 
Playhouse, Dalkeith. 
Pavilion, Dalkeith. 
Lyceum, Dumfries. 
Empire, Dunbar. 
Playhouse, Dunbar. 
Alhambra, Dunfermline. 
Regal, Dunfermline. 
Picture House, Elgin. 
Playhouse, Elgin. 
Playhouse, Fraserburgh. 
Picture House, Fraserburgh. 
Picture House, Fort William. 
Astoria Picture House, Glasgow. 
Bedford, Glasgow. 
Cambridge Cinema, Glasgow. 
Casino, Townhead, Glasgow. 
Elder Picture House, Govan, 

Glasgow. 
Elephant, Shawlands, Glasgow. 
Kmbassy, Shawlands, Glasgow. 
Gaiety, Anderston, Glasgow. 
Hampden, Crosshill, Glasgow. 
La Scala, Glasgow. 
Lome Cinema, Ibrox, Glasgow. 
Lyceum, Govan, Glasgow. 



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Mosspark Picture House, 
Glasgow. 

New Grand, Cowcaddens, Glas- 
gow. 

Regent, Glasgow. 

Rosevale Cinema, Partick, 
Glasgow. 

Seamore, Glasgow. 

Carlton, Glasgow. 

Roxy, Maryhill, Glasgow. 

Standard, Partick. 

Picture House, Possilpark. 

Picture House, Springburn. 

La Scala, Grangemouth. 

Cinema, Grantown-on-Spey. 

B. B. Cinema, Greenock. 

La Scala, Helensburgh. 

Palace, Huntly. 

Public Hall, Innerleithen. 

Playhouse, Invergordon. 

Empire, Inverness. 

La Scala, Inverness. 

Playhouse, Inverness. 

Palace, Keith. 

Playhouse, Keith. 

Empire, Kilmarnock. 

Plaza, Kilmarnock. 

Picture House, Kingussie. 

Rio, Kirkcaldy. 

Regal, Lanark. 

Empire, Linlithgow. 

Opera House, Lochgelly. 

Regal, Lossiemouth. 

Palace, Methil. 

Playhouse, Montrose. 

Playhouse, Nairn. 

Playhouse, North Berwick. 

Kelburne, Paisley. 

La Scala, Paisley. 

Empire, Peebles. 

Playhouse, Peebles. 

Playhouse, Penicuik. 

Playhouse, Perth. 

Playhouse, Peterhead. 

Eclipse Pictures, Port Glasgow. 

Broadway Cinema, Prestwick. 

Palace, Rothesay. 

Regal, Rothesay. 

Ritz, Rothesay. 

Rio, Rutherglen. 

Cinema, St. Andrews. 

Countess Cinema, Saltcoats. 

Ritz, Strathaven. 

Picture House, Tain. 

Public HaU, Whiters Bay. 

Breadalbane Hall, Wick. 

Pavilion, Wick. 



LEVY CIRCUIT, 

(Liverpool Cinema 

Feature Film Co., 
Ltd.; London Palace 
(1921), Ltd.) 

92a, Bold Street, 
Liverpool, 1 . Tel. : 
Royal 5675. 

Man. Dir. : Alfred Levy. 

Claughton Picture House, 

Birkenhead. 
Futurist, Birmingham. 
Scala, Birmingham. 
Futurist, Liverpool. 
Lido, Liverpool. 
Scala, Liverpool. 
Scala, Nuneaton. 



LION CINEMATO- 
GRAPH CO., LTD., 

43, Whitcombe Street, 
London, W.C.2. Tel. : 
Whitehall 7404. 

Directors : Morris M. 
Levy ; E. L. Leslie. 

Astoria, Leyton, E.15. 
Capitol, Mill Hill N.W.7. 
Central Cinema, Upper Tooting, 

S.W.17. 
Northfleet Cinema, Kent. 
Strathcona, Northfleet, Kent. 

LONDON AND 
DISTRICT CINEMAS, 

Capitol, Church Street, 
Epsom, Surrey. Tel. : 
Epsom 9876. Grams : 
Londicines, Epsom. 

Man. Director: R. 3. 
Wainwright. 

Globe Theatre, Clapham. 
Imperial Theatre, Clapham 

Junction. 
Capitol, Epsom. 
Alcazar, Hounslow. 
Plaza, Plumstead. 
Pavilion, Aylesbury. 
Exchange Theatre, Chichester. 

LONDON AND 
PROVINCIAL 
CINEMAS, LTD., 

15, Southampton Row, 
W.C.I, and 127, Fleet 
Road, Hants. 

Hermitage Cinema, Ascot. 
Ritz Cinema, Cranfleld. 
Savoy, Folkestone. 
Grove Cinema, Hythe. 
Cinema, Radlett. 
Tivoli Cinema, Raunds. 
Palace, Shoeburyness. 
Publix Cinema, Stevena ' 
Plaza Cinema, Thraps*o . 
Capitol, Tonbridge. 
Pavilion, Tonbridge. 
Ritz, Tonbridge. 
New Regent, Soham. 
Regal, Soham. 

Broadway, Chalfont, St. Peter. 
Cinema, Lydd. 
Regal, Standon. 

MAJESTIC THEATRES 
CORP., LTD., 

11, Ironmonger Lane, 

London, E.G. 2. 
Chairman : V. G. 

Sanders. 

Majestic Theatre, High 

Wycombe. 
Majestic Theatre, Mitcham. 



Majestic Theatre, Staines. 
Majestic Theatre, Wembley. 
Majestic Theatre, Woodford. 



MARKS CIRCUIT 
CINEMAS, 

326, Cheetham Hill Rd., 
Manchester, 8. Tel. : 
Collyhurst 2133. 

Directors : Murray 

Marks ; Samuel H. 
Marks ; Phillip Marks. 

Booking Mans. : S. H. 
Marks ; P. Marks. 

Casino, Oldham. 

Grand, Great Harwood. 

Palace, Westhoughton. 

Palladium, Mill Hill, Blackburn. 

Empire, Derby. 

Regent, Tipton. 

Devonshire, Broughton, Salford 

Butler Street Electric, Manches- 
ter. 

Picture House, Whitley Bay. 

Regal, Preston. 

Carlton, Tottenham Court Rd. 
W.i. 

Majestic, Tottenham Court Rd. 
London. 

Greengate, Plaistow, London. 

Carlton, Bexhill on Sea. 

Naborhood, Sydenham. 

Plaza, Wincanton, Somerset. 

Majestic, Dewsbury. 

Alexandra, Widnes. 

Park, Wolverhampton. 

Alexandra, Blackpool. 

Palace Theatre, Burnley. 

Central, Harrogate. 



MATLOCK CINEMAS, 
LTD., 

Cinema House, Matlock. 
Tel. : Matlock 121. 

Directors : H. Bailey, 
H. Bradbury, R. O. 
Brown, H. E. Giles, 
J. King, J. B. 
Richards. 

Gen. Manager: E. J. 
Merrivale. 

Cinema House, Matlock. 
Picture Palace, Matlock. 
Electric, Grassmore. 



A G MATTHEWS, 

8, Overwood Drive, 
Glasgow, S.4. Tel. : 
Merrylee 2317. 

Victoria Cinema, Inverurie. 
Cinema House, Motherwell 
Cinema House, Oban. 
Playhouse, Oban. 
Central, Greenock. 



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MAYFAIR CIRCUIT 
(CONTROL), LTD., 

68, Great Cumberland 
Place, London, W.l. 
Tel.: Paddington 1273 
(10 lines). 

Park, Bristol. 
Kex, Cambridge. 
Dominion, East Barnet. 
Picture House, Leyton. 
Waverley, New Milton. 
Regal, Odiham. 
Grand, Sidmouth. 
Radway, Sidmouth. 
Empire, Swindon. 
Picture House, Tyseley. 

MEDWAY CINEMAS, 
LTD., 

Walmar House, 288, 
Regent St., London, 
W.l. Tel. : Langham 
2677. 

Gen. Man. : E. L. 
Manches. 

Gem, Dartford. 
Rialto, Dartford. 
Scala, Dartford. 
State, Dartford. 
State, Grantham. 
State, Sydenham. 
Albany, Upper Norwood.. 
Rialto, Upper Norwood. 
Capitol, Wembley. 

CHAS. P. METCALFE, 

58, Street Lane, Leeds, 8. 
Tel. : Leeds 64352. 

Pavilion, Barnsley. 
Hippodrome, Selby. 
Hippodrome, Stockton-on- 
Tees. 
Regal, West Hartlepool. 

METROPOLE AND 

ALLIED CINEMAS LTD. 

Theatre Royal, Hawkins 
Street, Dublin, Tel. : 
Dublin 74441. Grams : 
Metroyal, Dublin. 

Directors : J. Arthur 
Rank ( Chairman) 
Maurice Elliman 
(Vice-chairman) 
Louis Elliman (Man 
Dir.) ; John Davis 
G. A. Overend. 

Booking Man. : Abe 
Elliman. 

Publicity Man. : Ed- 
ward F. MacSweeney. 

Metropole, Dublin. 
Corinthian, Dublin. 



Theatre Royal, Dublin. 
Regal Rooms, Dublin. 
Queen's Dublin. 
De Luxe, Dublin. 
Savoy, Dublin. 
Broadway, Dublin. 
Camden P.H. Dublin . 
Savoy, Cork. 
Savoy, Limerick. 
Pavilion, Dun Laoghaire. 
Picture House, Dun Loaghaire. 
Royal Cinema, Bray. 
Regent, Blackrock. 



MEXBOROUGH 
THEATRES, LTD., 

Empire, Swinton Rd., 
Mexborough. Tel. : 
Mexborough 3108. 

Man. Dir. : J. J. Woffin- 
den. 

Empire, Mexborough. 
Majestic, Mexborough. 
Oxford, Mexborough. 
Roxy, Swinton. 

Grand Theatre, Wath-on- 
Dearne. 



J. B. MILNE 
THEATRES, 

Bannerman House, 

27, South Tay St., 
Dundee. Tel. : 

Dundee 4019. 

Man. Dir.: J. B. Milne. 

Regal, Auchterarder. 
Regal, Blairgowrie. 
Ritz, Crieff. 
La Scala, Cupar. 
Broadway Theatre, Dundee. 
Palladium Cinema, Dundee. 
Regal Cinema, Dundee. 
Victoria Theatre, Dundee. 
County, Kinross. 
Regal, Macduff. 
Regal, Peterhead. 
Playhouse, Stornoway. 
Picture House, Tayport, Fife. 
Picture House, Banff. 
Lewis Picture House, Storno- 
way. 
North Star, Lerwick. 



MONSEIGNEUR NEWS 
THEATRES, . 

147, Wardour Street, 
London, W.l. Tel. : 
Gerrard 1416. 

Time News Theatre, Baker 
Street Station. 

Monseigneur, Charing Cross. 

Monseigneur, Edinburgh. 

Monseigneur, Leicester Square. 

Monseigneur, Marble Arch. 

Monseigneur, Piccadilly. 

Monseigneur, Strand. 

Sphere News Theatre, Totten- 
ham Court Road. 



H. D. MOORHOUSE 
CIRCUIT, 

Imperial Buildings, 7, 
Oxford Road, Man- 
chester, 1. Tel. : Ard- 
wick 2226-8. Grams. : 
Cinemoor, Mchr. 

Proprietor : H. Moor- 
house. 
Gen. Man. : G. M. Mon- 
tanini. 

Grosvenor, All Saints, Man- 
chester. 
Picture House, Altrincham. 
Victory, Blackley. 
Regent, Bolton. 
Globe, Cheetham Hill. 
Temple, Cheetham. 
Palace, Chorlton. 
Capitol, Congleton. 
Grand, Crewe. 
Palladium, Darwen. 
Palace, Droylsden. 
Princess, Dukinfield. 
Crown Theatre, Eccles. 
Palace, Farnworth. 
Savoy, Farnworth. 
Princess, Harpurhey. 
Gem, Heywood. 
Coliseum, Leicester. 
Olympia, Leicester. 
Shaftesbury, Leicester. 
Sovereign, Leicester. 
Palace, Levenshulme. 
King's, Longsight. 
Shaftesbury, Longsight. 
Osborne, Manchester. 
Empire, Middleton. 
Victory, Middleton. 
Adelphi, Moston. 
Empire, Oldham. 
Victory, Oldham. 
Globe, Old Trafford. 
Alhambra, Openshaw. 
Metropole, Openshaw. ' 
Rex, Openshaw. 
Prince's, Openshaw. 
Empire, Preston. 
Pavilion, Rochdale. 
Victory, Rochdale. 
Rusholme Theatre, Rusholme. 
Tower, Salford. 
Victoria, Salford. 
Hippodrome, Stalybridge. 
Palace, Stalybridge. 
Criterion, Walkden. 
Palace Cinema, Wigan. 
Palatine, Withington. 
Hippodrome, Wrexham. 



L. MORRIS, 

52, Shaftesbury Avenue, 
London, W.l. Tel. : 
Gerrard 1668-9. 
Grams : Kendermor, 
Lesquare, London. 

Ritz, Chelsea. 
Savoy, Willesden. 
Astoria, Boscombe. 
Palace, Bridgnorth. 
Savoy, Boscombe. 



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Cameo, Margate. 
Plaza, Margate. 
Argosy, Sheerness. 
Hippodrome, Sheerness. 
Rio, Sheerness. 
Ritz, Sheerness. 
County, Sudbury. 



NEW EMPIRE 
(BURNLEY), LTD., 

Newgate Chambers, 

Rochdale. Tel.: Roch- 
dale 4451. Grams: 
Hippodrome, Roch- 
dale. 

Man. Dir. : J. J. 
McCracken. 

Booking Man. : John 
R. Killeya. 

Empire, Burnley. 

Empress, Burnley. 

Grand, Burnley. 

Imperial, Burnley. 

Pentridge, Burnley. 

Savoy, Burnley. 

Temperance, Burnley. 

Tivoli, Burnley. 

Heaton Park Cinema, Man- 
chester. 

Globe, Padiham. 

Grand, Padiham. 

Coliseum, Radcliffe. 

Picturedrome, Radcliffe. 

Bridge, Radcliffe. 

(See also Jackson's Amuse- 
ments, Ltd.). 



NORTHERN 
THEATRES CO., LTD., 

5, Rawson St., Halifax. 
Tel. : Halifax 2267. 

Gen. Man. : Jas. 
Wilkinson. 

Secretary : T. G. Dob- 
son, F.C.A. 

Booking Man. : Fred 
A. Kay. 

Cinema Royal, Blackburn. 
Cinema Royal, Bury. 
Tudor Cinema, Dewsbury. 
Grand Theatre, Halifax. 
Cinema Royal, Halifax. 
Tudor Cinema, Huddersfield. 
Picture House, Huddersfield. 
Palace Tudor Cinema, Rochdale 
Theatre Royal, Rochdale. 
Empire, Ewood. 

N. WESTERN FILM 
BOOKING AGENCY, 

Kensington Cinema, 

Kensington, Liver- 
pool. Tel. : Anfield 
863 and 2551. 



Directors : A. Gates, 
H. J. Holme, W. G. 
Addey. 

Aintree Palace, Aintree. 
Palace, Liscard. 
Kensington, Liverpool. 
Everton Palace, Liverpool. 
Palais de Luxe, Liverpool. 
Princess, Kirkdale, Liverpool. 
St. James' Picturedrome, 

Liverpool. 
Palladium, Prestatyn. 
Rock Ferry Palace, Rock Ferry. 
Embassy, Wallasey. 
Majestic, Wreyhiua. 



ODEON THEATRES, 
LTD., 

Albion House, 59, Ox- 
ford Street, London, 
W.C.I. Tel. : Temple 
Bar 4333. Grams. : 
Odeon, Westcent, 

London. ■ 

Postal address for other 
than directorate : 
Albion House, Buck- 
nail Street, London, 
W.l. 

Directors : J. Arthur 
Rank, D.L., J.P., 
(Chairman) ; F. 

Stanley Bates, John 
Davis (Joint Man. 
Directors) ; J. A. 
Galium, D. H. 

Coplan, L. W. 
Farrow, L. Lewis, 
Lt. - Col. Brian 
Mountain, Rt. Hon. 
Earl Winterton, P.C., 
M.P. 

London Area : 

Odeon, Acton. 
Odeon, Balham. 
Foresters, Bethnal Green. 
Museum, Bethnal Green. 
Mayf air, ^Brick Lane, Stepney. 
Super Cinema, Bloomsbury 

(closed). 
Astoria, Brixton. 
Odeon, Burnt Oak. 
Odeon, Camberwell. 
Plaza, Camden Town. 
Odeon, Canning Town (closed). 
Odeon, Chingford. 
Kenning Hall, Clapton. 
Odeon, Colingdale. 
Odeon, Dalston. 
Odeon, Deptford (closed). 
Odeon, Ealing, 



Walpole, Ealing. 

Odeon, East Dulwich. 

Odeon, East Ham. 

Odeon, East Sheen. 

Odeon, Edgware Road. 

Odeon, Elmers End. 

Odeon, Eltham Hill. 

Odeon, Finchley. 

Astoria, Finsbury Park. 

Odeon, Forest Gate. 

Odeon, Greenwich. 

Regal, Golders Green. 

Odeon, Hackney Road. 

South Hackney P.H. (closed). 

Odeon, Harlesden. 

Odeon, Haverstock Hill 
(closed). 

Odeon, Hendon. 

Odeon, Highgate (under con- 
struction). 

Marlborough, Holloway. 

Odeon, Islington. 

Odeon, Kensal Rise. 

Odeon, Kensington. 

Gaisford, Kentish Town. 

Odeon, Kingsbury. 

Odeon, Leicester Square. 

Leicester Square Theatre. 

Odeon, Marble Arch. 

Odeon, Mile End Road. 

Odeon, Muswell Hill. 

Astoria, Old Kent Road. 

Odeon, Park Royal 

Odeon, Peckham. 

Odeon, Penge. 

Putney Bridge Kinema 
(closed). 

Hippodrome, Putney. 

Odeon, Southgate. 

Odeon, South Norwood. 

Astoria, Streatham. 

Odeon, Swiss Cottage. 

Odeon, Temple Fortune. 

Odeon, Tottenham Court Road 

Metropole. Victoria. 

Odeon, Well Hall. 

Odeon, Westbourne Grove 
(under construction). 

Odeon, Wimbledon. 

Regal, Wimbledon. 

Odeon, Woolwich. 



Provincial : 

Odeon, Accrington. 

Alexandra, Aldershot. 

Manor PaTk Pavilion, Aider- 
shot. 

Odeon, Alfreton. 

Odeon, Andover. 

Odeon, Ashford, Kent. 

Odeon, Aylesbury. 

Odeon, Barking. 

Odeon, Barnet. 

Cinema, High Barnet. 

Alhambra, Barnsley. 

Odeon, Barrow-in-Furness. 

Odeon, Bath. 

Odeon, Becontree. 

Odeon, Bilston. 

Odeon, Birmingham. 

Odeon, Blackheath, Birming- 
ham. 

County, Bletchley. 

Odeon, Kingstanding, Bir- 
mingham 

Odeon, Perry Barr, Birming- 
ham. 

Odeon, Shirley, Birmingham. 



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211 



Odeon, Warley, Birmingham. 

Odeon, Bishop Auckland. 

Odeon, Blackfen. 

Odeon, Blackpool. 

Odeon, Bloxwich. 

Odeon, Bognor Regis. 

Odeon, Bolton. 

Odeon, Boston. 

Odeon, Bournemouth. 

Odeon, Bradford. 

Odeon, Brentwood. 

Odeon, Bridgwater. 

Odeon, Brierley Hill. 

Odeon, Brighton. 

Odeon, Kemp Town. 

Ambassador, Bedminster. 

Odeon, Kingswood. 

Odeon, Bristol. 

Odeon, Bromley. 

Odeon, Burnage. 

Odeon, Burnley. 

Odeon, Bury. 

Odeon, Bury St. Edmunds. 

Arcade, Camberley . 

Odeon, Camberley. 

Friars, Canterbury. 

Odeon, Chadwell Heath. 

Odeon, Cheetham Hill, Man- 
chester. 

Odwon, Chelmsford. 

Odeon, Chester. 

Odeon, Chesterfield. 

Odeon, Chichester. 

Odeon, Chorley. 

Odeon, Clacton-on-Sea. 

Odeon, Cleveleys. 

Heagate , Colchester. 

Regal, Colchester. 

Odeon, Corby. 

Odeon, Cosham. 

Astoria, Coventry. 

Globe, Coventry. 

Regal, Coventry. 

Rialto, Coventry (closed). 

Scala, Coventry. 

Odeon, Crewe. 

Odeon, Crosby. 

Odeon, Croydon. 

Grange, Dagenham. 

Heathway, Dagenham. 

Empire, Darlington. 

Odeon, Darlington. 

Odeon, Deal. 

Cavendish, Derby. 

Odeon, Derby. 

Hippodrome, Derby 

Hippodrome, Devonport 
(closed) 

Odeon, Doncaster (under con- 
struction). 

King's Hall, Dover (closed). 

Odeon, Dover. 

Odeon, Dudley. 

Victoria, Dursley. 

Court, East Moseley. 

Odeon, Epsom. 

Odeon, Erith. 

Odeon, Exeter. 

Odeon, Falmouth. 

Odeon, Farncombe. 

Odeon, Faversham. 

Odeon, Fleet. 

Odeon, Folkestone. 

Odeon, Gateshead. 

Odeon, Gillingham, Kent. 

Odeon, Gloucester (under con- 
struction). 

Odeon, Godalming. 

Odeon, Guide Bridge. 



Odeon, Guildford. 

Playhouse, Guildford. 

Odeon, Halifax. 

Odeon, Hanley. 

Odeon, Harrogate. 

Odeon, Rayners Lane, Harrow. 

Odeon, South Harrow. 

Odeon, Hatfield. 

Ambassador, Hayes, Middle- 
sex. 

Odeon, Hayes, Kent. 

Odeon, Henley. 

Odeon, Hereford. 

Odeon, Heme Bay. 

Odeon, High Wycombe. 

Odeon, Hinckley. 

Regent, Hinckley. 

Towers, Hornchurch. 

Odeon, Horsham. 

Odeon, Hounslow. 

Dominion, Hounslow. 

Odeon, Hove. 

Savoy, Ilford. 

Odeon, Ipswich. 

Odeon, Isleworth. 

Odeon, Kenton. 

Odeon, Kettering. 

Odeon, Kingston-on-Thames. 

Odeon, Lancaster. 

Odeon, Lancing. 

Odeon, Leeds. 

Odeon, Leicester. 

Odeon, Lewes. 

Odeon, Littlehampton. 

Odeon, Liverpool. 

Odeon, Loughborough. 

Odeon, Lowestoft. 

Odeon, Luton. 

Odeon, Whaley Range, Man- 
chester. 

Odeon, Manchester. 

Regal, Margate (closed). 

Odeon, Marlow. 

Odeon, Middlesbrough. 

Odeon, Morden. 

Odeon, Morecambe. 

Odeon, Morley (under con- 
struction). 

Odeon, Newcastle-on-Tyne. 

Odeon, Shanncn Corner, New 
Maiden. 

Odeon, Newport, I.O.W. 

Odeon, Newport, Mon. 

Tredegar Hall, Newport, Mon. 

Odeon, Newton Abbot. 

Carlton, Norwich. 

Odeon, Norwich. 

Odeon, Nottingham. 

Odeon, Oldham. 

Palladium, Paignton. 

Odeon, Peterborough. 

Odeon, Plymouth. 

Odeon, Portsmouth. 

Odeon, PrestwicK N 

Odeon, Radcliffe. 

Odeon, Ramsgate. 

Odeon, Reading. 

Pavilion, Reading. 

Vaudeville, Reading. 

Odeon, Redhill. 

Odeon, Richmond. 

Royalty, Richmond. 

Odeon, Rickmansworth. 

Havana, Romford. 

Plaza, Romford. 

Regal, Rotherham. 

Odeon, St. Albans. 

Grand Palace, St. Albans. 

Odeon, St. Austell. 



Odeon, Sale. 

Odeon, Scarborough. 

Odeon, Sevenoaks. 

Odeon, Sheffield (under con- 
struction). 

Odeon, Sidcup (closed). 

Odeon, Sittingbourne. 

Regal, Skipton. 

Ambassador, Slough. 

Odeon, Southall. 

Plaza, Southampton. 

Odeon, Southampton. 

Rialto, Southampton. 

Odeon, Southend. 

Ritz, Southend. 

Odeon, Southsea. 

Odeon, South Shields. 

Odeon, Spalding. 

Odeon, Stafford. 

Majestic, Staines. 

Odeon, Stockton. 

Odeon, Stourbridge. 

Odeon, Sudbury, Middlesex. 

Odeon, Surbiton. 

Odeon, Sutton Coldfield. 

Odeon, Taunton. 

Odeon, Tolworth. 

Odeon, Torquay. 

Odeon, Twickenham. 

Queen's, Twickenham. 

Odeon, Upminster. 

Odeon, Uxbridge. 

Odeon, Wallington. 

Odeon, Walton-on-Thames. 

Odeon, Warrington. 

Odeon, Watford. 

Odeon, North Watford. 

Odeon, Wealdstone. 

Majestic, Wembley. 

Odeon, Welling. 

Odeon, Weston-super-Mare. 

Odeon, West Hartlepool. 

Odeon, West Wickham. 

County, Weybridge. 

Odeon, Weybridge . 

Odeon, Weymouth. 

Odeon, Whitton, Middlesex. 

Odeon, Winchester. 

Odeon, Woking 

Plaza, Woking. 

Odeon, Dunstall. 

Odeon, Wolverhampton. 

Odeon, Worcester (under con- 
struction). 

St. John's, Worcester. 

Odeon, Worcester Park. 

Odeon, Worthing. 

Odeon, Yeovil. 

Odeon, York. 

Capitol, Cardiff. 

Odeon, Cardiff. 

Odeon, Colwyn Bay. 

Odeon, Llandudno. 

Odeon, Llanelly. 

Majestic, Port Talbot. 

Odeon, Rhyl. 

Maxime, Sketty. 

Regent, Taibach. 

Odeon, Wrexham. 

Odeon, Aberdeen. 

Palace, Aberdeen. 

Pavilion, Airdrie. 

Odeon, Ayr. 

Odeon, Coatbridge. 

Empire, Dundee. 

Odeon, Dundee. 

Cinema, Falkirk. 

Paragon, Glasgow. 

Odeon, Glasgow. 



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Odeon, Scotstown, Glasgow. 
Odeon, Shettleston, Glasgow. 
Odeon, Hamilton. 
Odeon, Hawick. 
Odeon, Motherwell. 
Odeon, Rutherglen. 
Empire, Aldershot. 
Empire, Bordon. 
Rex, Farnborough. 
Scala, Farnborough. 
County, Farnham. 
Regal, Farnham. 
Plaza, Guildford. 
Royal, Winchester. 

OGDENS THEATRES 
CIRCUIT, 

196, Deansgate, Man- 
chester 3. Tel. : 
Blackfriars 7445-6. 

La Scala, Hollinwood. 
Grand Theatre, Failsworth. 
Alexandra, Salford. 
Grosvenor, Oldham. 
Palace, Urmston. 
Cameo, Warrington. 
Star, Warrington. 
Imperial Brooks Bar. 
Queens, Longsight. 
Coliseum, Ardwick Green. 

OLLERTON PICTURES, 
LTD., 

Ollerton P.H., New 
Ollerton, Notts. Tel.: 
New Ollerton 227. 

Gen. Man. : A. E. 
Barron. 

Ollerton Picture House, New 
Ollerton, Notts. 

Palace, Pinxton, Notts. 

Empire, Somercotes, Derby- 
shire. 

Palace, South Normanton, 
Derbyshire. 

Palace, Tibshelf, Derbyshire. 

THE PALACE AND 
DERBY CASTLE, LTD., 

Masonic Bldgs., Loch 
Promenade, Douglas, 
I.o.M. Tel. : Douglas 
14. Grams : Strand 
Cinema, Douglas. 

Picture House, Douglas. 
Strand Cinema Theatre, 

Douglas. 
Pavilion, Peel. 
Strand Cinema, Port Erin. 

PARAMOUNT 
P. T., LTD., 

Clive Bldgs., Welshpool, 
Mon. Tel. : Welshpool 
189. 

Man. Dir. : H. S. Bay- 
liss. 



Regal Cinema, Beaumaris. 

Plaza Cinema, Dolgelley, 
Merioneth. 

Prince of Wales Cinema, Holy- 
well. 

Grand Pavilion, Llandrindod 
Wells. 

Plaza, Llandrindod Wells. 

New Cinema, Neston. 

Regent Cinema, Newton, Mont- 
gomery. 

Victoria Cinema, Newton, Mont- 
gomery. 

Clive Picture House, Welshpool, 
Montgomery. 

Pola Cinema, Welshpool, Mont- 
gomery. 

Crescent Cinema, Penmaen- 
mawr. 

Meirion Cinema, Penrhyn- 
deudraeth. 

Majestic, Caernarvon. 

Empire, Caernarvon. 

Plaza, Penygroes. 

Palladium, Pwllheli. 

Memorial, Criccieth. 

Coliseum, Portmadoc. 

PAXON AND 
CHAMBERS, LTD., 

Roxy Cinema, Glass St., 
Hanley, Stoke-on- 

Trent. Tel. : Stoke- 
on-Trent 5497. 

Roxy, Hanley. 
Associated with : — 

Senlac Battle. 

Winter Gardens Cinema, 
Eastbourne. 

Tivoli, Eastbourne. 

Roxy, Silverdale. 

JOHN E. PEARCE 
CIRCUIT, 

Eros House, 31, Regent 
St., London, S.W.I. 
Tel. : Regent 1560. 
Grams. : Jeppiccirc 
London. 

Directors : John E. 
Pearce ; J. R. Pearce. 

Plaza, Coventry. 
Rozy, Coventry. 
Rivoli, Coventry. 
Metropole, Westcliff -on-Sea. 
Corona, Leigh-on-Sea. 
Mascot, Westcliff-on-Sea. 
Coliseum, Leigh-on-Sea. 

PORTSMOUTH TOWN 
CINEMAS, LTD., 

Shaftesbury Cinema, 
Kingston Road, 

Portsmouth. Tel.: 

Portsmouth 4976. 

Booking Man. : J. Hol- 
land. 



Moderne, Bournemouth. 
Regent, Christchurch. 
Criterion, Gosport. 
Forum, Gosport. 
Palace, Portsmouth. 
Shaftesbury, Portsmouth. 
Cinema, Swanage. 
Grand, Swanage. 



PROVINCIAL 
CINEMATOGRAPH 
THEATRES, LTD., 

New Gallery House, 123, 
Regent St., London, 
W.l. Tel. : Regent 
8080. Grams : 

Procinthe, Piccy, 

London. 

Directors : J. Arthur 
Rank, J. P. (Chair- 
man), L. W. Farrow, 
F.C.A. (Finance), and 
Mark Ostrer (Joint 
Managing Directors), 
Col. H. A. Micklem, 
C.B., C.M.G., D.S.O. 
(Deputy Chairman), 
S. J. Gordon, Maurice 
Ostrer, Allan E. 
Messer, C.B.E. ; and 
G.I. Woodham Smith. 

Secretary : Edmund 
A. Crisp. 

(For list of kinemas see under 
Gaumont - British Picture 
Corp., Ltd.) 

R. E. RATCLIFF 
CIRCUIT, 

" Raheny,"Roby, Lanes. 
Tel. : Huyton 382. 

Cosy, Castletown, I.o.M. 
Tunnel Road, Picturedrome, 

Liverpool. 
Cinema House, Ramsey, I.o.M. 
Plaza, Ramsey, I.o.M. 

RANDOLPH E. 
RICHARDS, 

Picturedrome, East- 
bourne. Tel.: East- 
bourne 1441. 

Gaiety, Bexhill-on-Sea. 

Playhouse, Bexhill-on-Sea. 

Gaiety, Brighton. 

Gaiety, Eastbourne. 

Picturedrome, Eastbourne. 

Gaiety, Hastings. 

Kinema, St. Leonards-on-Sea- 



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SCOTT THEATRES, 
LTD., 

82, Brandon Street, 
Motherwell. Tel. : 

Motherwell 601. 

Joint Secretaries : 
Robert Weir, C.A., 
James G. S. McLees, 
B.L. 

Pavilion, Barrhead. 
Pavilion, Hawick. 
Theatre, Hawick. 
Empire Theatre, Larkhall. 
Palaceum, Shettleston. 
Premier, Shettleston. 

SHEFFIELD & DIST. 
CINEMATOGRAPH 
THEATRES, LTD., 

3, Hartshead, Sheffield, 
Tel. : 25938. 

Directors : J. P. Hun- 
ter ; W. Fearnehough 
G. F. Jeffries ; D. D. 
Craig. 

Booking Man. : D. D. 
Craig. 

Globe Theatre, Attercliffe. 
Carlton Cinema, Sheffield. 
Cinema House, Sheffield. 
Don Picture Palace, Sheffield. 

SHIPMAN AND KING, 
LTD., 

Wellington House, 125- 
130, Strand, London, 
W.C.2. Tel.: Temple 
Bar 5077. 

Regent, Amersham. 

Court Theatre, Berkhamsted. 

Rex, Berkhamsted. 

Studio Cinema, Bletchley. 

Central Cinema, Braintree. 

Embassy, Braintree. 

Astoria, Chesham. 

Embassy, Chesham. 

Embassy, Petts Wood. 

Savoy, Cobham. 

Embassy, Crawley. 

Regent, Crowborough. 

New Coror.et, Didcot. 

Embassy, Dorking. 

Pavilion, Dorking. 

Studio Cinema, Elstree. 

Embassy, Esher. 

Embassy, Fareham. 

Savoy, Fareham. 

Pavilion, Hailsham. 

Castle, Hertford. 

County, Hertford. 

Pavilion, Hoddesdon. 

Pavilion, Horley. 

Regent, Horley. 

Oriel Cinema, Leighton Buzzard. 

Embassy, Maldou. 



Hippodrome, Maldon. 
Rex, Northwood Hills. 
Hippodrome, Reigate. 
Majestic, Reigate. 
Astoria, Ruislip. 
Rivoli, Ruislip. 
Regent, Rye. 
Embassy, Tenterden. 
Regent, Waltham Cross. 
Welwyn Theatre, Welwyn 
Garden City. 

SINGLETON CINEMAS, 
LTD., 

Cosmo Cinema, Rose St., 
Glasgow, C.3. Tel. : 
Douglas 2151. 

Vogue Cinema, Knightswood, 

Glasgow. 
Vogue Cinema, Govan. 
Mecca, Possilpark, Glasgow. 

Also in Association : — 
Singleton Holdings, Ltd. 

Plaza, Burnbank, Hamilton. 
Scottish Repertory Cinemas, 
Ltd. 

Cosmo Cinema, Glasgow. 
J. T. Singleton. 

Premier P.H., Bridgeton, 
Glasgow. 

S.M. SUPER 
CINEMAS, LTD., 

Morris House, 1-5, Jer- 
myn St., London, 
S.W.I. Tel. : White- 
hall 3242. 

Directors : W. Southan 
Morris (Man. Dir.) ; 
P. F. Keens ; C. S. 
Wilkinson ; G. C. 
Walton. 

Ritz, Birkenhead. 

Empire, Birkenhead. 

Regal, Bebington. 

Roxy, Birkenhead. 

Lyceum, New Ferry. 

Coliseum, Tranmere. 

Rio, Birkenhead. 

Avenue, Birkenhead. 

Winter Gardens, New Brighton 

Moreton Picture House. 

Winter Gardens^ Hoylake. 

King's, Heswall. 

Queen's, Ellesmere Port. 

New Mayfair, Bebington. 

Rex, Prenton. 

King's, Liverpool. 

Coliseum, Litherland. 

Victoria, Liverpool. 

Atlas, Liverpool. 

Prince's, Liverpool. 

Royal, Liverpool. 

Picture House, Mew Lane, 

Liverpool. 
Garrick, Liverpool. 
Grosvenor, Liverpool. 
Homer, Liverpool. 
Empire, Warrington. 
Regent, Warrington. 
Danilo, Stoke-on-Trent. 
Rex, Newcastle-under-Lyine. 



Rio, Newcastle-under-Lyme. 

Roxy, Newcastle-under-Lyme. 

Ritz, Tunstall. 

Danilo, Cannock. 

Danilo, Quinton. 

Danilo, Stourbridge. 

Danilo, Brierley Hill. 

Danilo, Longbridge. 

Danilo, Redditch. 

Plaza, Bromsgrove. 

Regal, Bromsgrove. 

Danilo, Hinckley. 

Regal, Nantwich. 

Cosy, Nantwich. 

Palladium, Whitchurch. 

Hippodrome, Market Drayton. 

Regal, Banbury. 

Regal, Watford. 

Plaza, Watford. 

Picture House, Rickmansworth. 

Luxor, Hemel Hempstead. 

Princess, Hemel Hempstead. 

Palladium, Shepherd's Bush. 

Coliseum, Ilford. 

Broadway, East Ham. 

Castle, Homerton. 

Tooting Astoria. 

Golden Domes, Camberwell. 

New Grand Hall, Camberwell. 

Grand, Heme Hill. 

Plaza, Southfields. 

Rialto, Raynes Park. 

Star, Wandsworth Bridge Road, 

Fulham. 
Arcadia, Brighton. 
Playhouse, Gerrard's Cross. 
Rio, Forest Gate. 
Empire, Luton. 
Picturedrome, Luton. 
Plaza, Luton. 



SMELTS THEATRES, 
LTD., 

125, Westgate Road, 
Newcastle-on-Tyne. 
Tel. : 27887. 

General Manager : 
T. F. Massicks. 

Pavilion Theatre, Blaydon. 

Plaza, Newcastle-on-Tyne. 
Rex, Newcastle-on-Tyne. 
Savoy, Newcastle-on-Tyne. 

SNAPE AND WARD 
CIRCUIT, 

27, Fennel St., Man- 
chester. Tel. : Deans- 
gate 3542, and Black- 
friars 2 144. 

Directors : H. Ward, 
A. Snape. 

Coliseum, Burnley. 

New Empire Cinema, Leigh. 

Sems Picture House, Leigh. 

Ambassador Super Cinema, 
Manchester. 

Carlton Super Cinema, Man- 
chester. 

Four Ways Cinema, New Mos- 
ton, Manchester. 



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Magnet Cinema, Newton Heath, 

Manchester. 
New Popular Picture House, 

Manchester. 
Pavilion Picture House, Lees, 

Oldham. 
Plaza Cinema, Stockport. 
Ellesmere Super Cinema, 

Swinton. 



SOUTH DOWN 
CINEMAS, LTD., 

129, Victoria Rd. North, 
Southsea. Tel. : 

Portsmouth 5113. 

Directors : H. Filer, 
S. Filer, L. H. Filer. 

Palace Cinema, Bordon, Hants. 
Tower Cinema, Lee-on-Solent. 
Palladium, Littlehampton. 
Regent, Littlehampton. 
Savoy, Petersfield. 
Princes, Portsmouth. 



SOUTH WALES 
CINEMAS, LTD., 

Albert Hall, De-La- 
Beche St., Swansea. 
Tel. : Swansea 3597. 

Directors : A. Freed- 
man (Chairman), A. J. 
Withers, Alfred 

Withers. 

Gen. Man. : V. C. 
Trenchard. 

Albert Hall, Swansea. 
Carlton Cinema, Swansea. 
Windsor Cinema, Neath. 
Gnoll Hall, Neath. 
Empire, Neath. 

SOUTHERN 
CINEMAS LTD., 

36, Kingsway, London 
W.C.2. Tel. : Holborn 
3281-2. 

Directors : Lt.-Col. F. 
C. R. Britten, J. P. 
(Chairman) ; V. Bad- 
man, (Man.Dir.) F. 
Bowden ; A. E. d'Eyn- 
court ; H. Macrae,'M. 
V. O. ; P. E. Tickler ; 
Mrs. Britten. 

Secretary : L. C. Sher- 
gold, F. C. A. 

Booking Man. : H. Mot- 
ture. 



Playhouse, Chertsey. 
Plaza, Addlestone. 

Associated kinemas : 
The Greenford Playhouse Ltd. 
The Gem Cinema (Southall) Ltd. 
The Feltham Playhouse Ltd. 
(See also Isle of Wight Theatres 

Ltd.) 



W. J. SPEAKMAN 
CIRCUIT, 

126, Bold St., Liver- 
po3l 1. Tel. : Royal 
2272-3. 

Capitol Cinema, Edgehill, 
Liverpool 7. 

Cosy Cinema, Boaler Street, 
Liverpool 6. 

Empire, Chorley. 

Grand Cinema, Bridgefoot, 
Warrington. 

Hippodrome, Chorley. 

Hippodrome, Ellesmere Port, 
Wirral. 

Jubilee Cinema, Golborne, near 
Warrington. 

King's Cinema, Little Sutton, 
Wirral. 

Majestic Ballroom, Ellesmere 
Port, Wirral. 

Pavilion, Golborne, nr. War- 
rington. 

Pavilion, Sankey Green, War- 
rington. 

Scala Cinema, Ashton-in-Maker- 
fteld, nr. Wigan. 

Stamford Cinema, Audenshaw, 
near Manchester. 

Strand Cinema, Bootle, Liver- 
pool 20. 

Tivoli Cinema, Roscommon 
Street, Liverpool 5. 



SPLOTT (CARDIFF) 
CINEMA CO., LTD., 

10, Museum Place, 
Cardiff. Tel. : Cardiff 
2901. Grams: Pab, 
Cardiff. 

Canton Cinema, Cardiff. 
Gaiety Cinema, Cardiff. 
Ninian Cinema, Cardiff. 
Regent Cinema, Cardiff. 
Splott Cinema, Cardiff. 

In association with : — 
Gabalfa Cinema Co., Ltd. 

Plaza Cinema, Cardiff. 
Kibbor Cinemas, Ltd. 

Regal Cinema, Penarth. 

Washington Cinema, Penarth. 

Windsor Cinema, Penarth. 
Luxury Cinema Theatres, 
Ltd. 

Monico Cinema, Cardiff. 

Tivoli Cinema, Cardiff-. 
Rumely Cinema Co., Ltd. 

Avenue Cinema, Cardiff. 

County Cinema, Cardiff. 



FRANK E. SPRING'S 
CIRCUIT, 

Office 32, 3, The Parson- 
age, Manchester. Tel. 
Blackfriars 7905. 

Palladium, Blackley. 
Empire, Heywood. 
Palace, Heywood. 
Theatre Royal, Heywood. 
Theatre Royal, Oldham. 
Empire, St. Annes-on-Sea. 
New Hippodrome, St. Helens 
Empire, Wigan. 



STAFFORD 
ENTERTAINMENTS, 

Picture House, Stafford. 
Tel. : Stafford 291. 

Chairman & Man. Dir. : 
S. G. Evefton. 

Albert Hall, Stafford. 
Picture House, Stafford. 
Sandonia Theatre, Stafford. 



STAR CINEMAS 
(LONDON), LTD., 

New Star Cinema, 
Castleford. Tel. : 

Castleford 2618-9 

Directors : W. Eckart 
(Man.Dir.), A. Eckart, 
R. E. Eckart, R. S. 
Eckart. 

Gen. Man. : Steve 
Roberts. 

Picture House, Askern, Don- 

caster. 
New Star, Castleford. 
Queen's, Castleford. 
Empire, Airedale, Castleford. 
Lyric, Darnall, Sheffield. 
Majestic, Chaddesden, Derby 
Rex, Grimsby. 
Palladium, Halifax. 
Star, Hornsea. 

Regal, Moldgreen, Huddersfield. 
Waterloo, Huddersfield. 
Gainsborough, Leeds. 
Cinema de Luxe, Northallerton. 
Central, Northallerton. 
Picture House, Holbeck, Leeds. 
Grand, Maltby. 
Lyric, Northallerton. 
Majestic, Normanton. 
Alexandra, Pontefract. 
Crescent, Pontefract. 
Regent, Upton, Pontefract. 
Plaza, Fitzwilliam, Pontefract 
Cinema House, Rotherham. 
Majestic, Scunthorpe. 
Pavilion, Scunthorpe. 
Royal, Scunthorpe. 
Picturedrome, Sleaford. 
Palace, Stocksbridge. 



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Regent, Thirsk. 

Empire, Wombwell. 

Pavilion, Wombwell. 

Ritz, Woodlesford. 

Regal, Worksop. 

Savoy, Worksop. 

Roxy, Knaresborough. 

Palace, Chapletown. 

Picture House, Hebden Bridge. 

Beech Hill, Otley. 

Picture House, Otley. 

Rodney, Wetherby. 

Grove, Ilkley. 

Tudor, Bourne. 



STOLL CIRCUIT, 

The Stoll Offices, Coli- 
seum Buildings, Lon- 
don, W.C.?. Tel. : 
Temple Bar 1500. 

Grams : Oswastoll, 
Lesquare, London. 

Chairman & Man. Dir. : 
Prince Littler. 

Booking Man.: A. J. 
Andrews. 

The Coliseum, London. 

Stoll Theatre, Kingsway, Lon- 
don. 

Hackney Empire, London. 

Shepherd's Bush Empire, Lon- 
don. 

Chisvvick Empire, London. 

Wood Green Empire, London. 

Manchester Hippodrome, 
Ardwick. 

Bristol Hippodrome. 

New Theatre, Cardiff. 

Leicester, Palace. 

Opera House, Leicester. 

Grand Theatre, Derby. 

Stoll Theatre, Newcastle-on- 
Tyne. 

Hippodrome, Bed minster 
Bristol. 

Floral Hall, Leicester* 

(Films booked by A. J. Andrews 
at the Stoll Offices.) 

Associated Theatres : — ■ 

Aldwych Theatre, London. 

Fortune, London. 

Scala, London. 

Phoenix, London. 

Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, 

London. 
Lyric, London. 
St. James's, London. 
His Majesty's, London. 
Apollo, London. 
Cambridge Theatre, London. 
Prince of Wales, Birmingham. 
Prince of Wales, Cardiff. 
New Theatre, Northampton. 
The Hippodrome, Coventry. 
Opera House, Coventry. 
King's, Edinburgh. 
Lyceum, Edinburgh, 
King's, Glasgow. 
Theatre Royal, Glasgow. 
Royal Court, Liverpool. 
Opera House, Manchester. 
Theatre Royal, Newcastle. 



RAYMOND STROSS 
THEATRES, 

Queens House, Leicester 
Square, London, 
W.C. 2. Tel. : Gerrard 
6218. 

Man. Dir. : Raymond 

Stross. 

Mayfair, Belfast. 
Regal, Norwich. 
Mayfair, Norwich. 
Plaza, Cadoxton. 
Palace, Gorleston. 
Tivoli, Barry. 
Grand, Llandudno. 



SUPREME CINEMAS, 

133, Royal Avenue, Bel-' 
fast. Tel. : Belfast 
22506. 

Directors : M. Logan, 
R. V. E. Walsh, T. 
J. Furey. 

Towers, Ballymena. 
Park, Belfast. 
Cinema, Randalstown. 
Cinema, Whitehead. 
Cinema, Magherafelt. 
Cinema, Maghera. 



E. TAYLOR 
(CINEMAS), LTD., 

Castle Cinema, Builth, 
Wells, Brecs. Tel. : 
Builth Wells 291 and 
370. 

Castle Cinema, Builth Wells. 
Castle Cinema, Llandovery. 
Castle Cinema, Rhayader. 
Wem Cinema, Wem. 
Wenlock Cinema, Much Wen- 
lock. 
Plaza, Newent. 



GEORGE TAYLOR 
CIRCUIT, 

27, Markland Street, 
Partick,Gla sgow, W . 1 . 
Tel. : Western 2766. 

Gen. Man. : George 
Taylor, J. P. 

New Partick Picture House, 

Glasgow. 
Kelvin Cinema, Glasgow. 
New Star Cinema, Glasgow. 
West End Cinema, Paisley. 
New Alex Cinema, Paisley. 
Picture House, Dunoon. 
Orient 'Kinema. 



CHAS. THOMPSON'S 
CIRCUIT, 

Westwood Chambers, 
Albion St., Leeds, 1. 
Tel. : Leeds 25859. 
Grams : Ceetee, Leeds. 

Central Cinema, Harrogate. 
Arcadia, Doncaster. 
Grand Theatre, Doncaster. 
Palace Theatre, Doncaster. 



THOMPSON'S 
ENTERPRISES, LTD., 

4, Palladium Bldgs., 
Eastbourne Road, 

Middlesbrough. Tel. : 
Linthorpe 88156 

Directors : Thos. 

Thompson (Govern- 
ing), W. B. Thompson, 
W. S. Gibson. 

Empire, Guisborough. 

Empire, Loftus. 

Central, Redcar. 

Regent, Redcar. 

And in association with : — 

Regent, Darlington. 

Majestic, Durham. 

Palladium, Durham. 

Gaiety, Ferryhill. 

Royal Aquarium, Great Yar- 
mouth. 

Palladium, Hartlepool. 

Palladium, Middlesbrough. 

Regent, Middlesbrough. 

Empire, Moorends. 

Gem, North Ormesby. 

Hippodrome, Shildon. 

Palladium, South Shields. 

Regent, South Shields. 

Regent, Sunderland. 

Regent, Acomb, York. 



TUNBRIDGE WELLS 

ENTERTAINMENTS 

LTD., 

Opera House, Tunbridge 
Wells, Tel. : T.W.2300 

Directors : C. F. Bern- 
hard, (Man. Dir.) ; H. 
A. Bernhard ; Miss 
F. M. Herbert; L. J. 
Clements ; Col. R. 
Stapleton Cotton. 

Secretary ; Miss J. 
Walker. 

Great Hall, Tunbridge Wells. 
Kosmos, Tunbridge Wells. 
Opera House, Tunbridge Wells. 
Ritz, Tunbridge Wells. 



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TWENTIETH 
CENTURY 
CINEMAS, LTD., 

52, Shaftesbury Avenue, 
W.l. Tel. : Gerrard 
6183. 

Directors : Lou Morris 
(Chairman) ; S. H. 
Marshall, M.P., J.P., 
C.A. ; J. P. Shaw, 
F.L.B.A. ; C. J. Will- 
cocks. 

Century, Clacton. 
Empress, Hackney. 
Kinema, Clacton. 
Ritz, Cheltenham. 
Empire, Hounslow. 

TYNE PICTURE 
HOUSES, LTD., 

2, Saville Place, New- 
castle-on-Tyne. Tel. : 
Newcastle 20544. 

Gen. Man. : W. Thor- 
burn. 

Apollo Super Cinema, Byker, 

Newcastle-on-Tyne. 
Brinkburn Picture Theatre, 

Byker, Newcastle-on-Tyne. 
Royal Pictures, Wallsend-on- 

Tyne. 
Tyne Picture Theatre, 

Wallsend-on-Tyne. 
Also under this management : — 
Shipcote Cinema, Gateshead. 
Lyric Super Cinema, Heaton, 

Newcastle-on-Tyne. 
Lyric Cinema, Howdon-on- 

Tyne. 
West Jesmond Picture House, 

Jesmond. 
Grainger Cinema, Newcastle- 
on-Tyne. 
Howard Hall, North Shields. 

UNION CINEMAS, 
LTD., and 
ASSOCIATED COYS. 

30-31, Golden Square, 
London, W.l. Tel. : 
Gerrard 7887. 

Directors : Sir Philip 
Warter (Chairman) ; 



R. Clark, M.A., Ll.B. ; 
E. G. M. Fletcher, 
Ll.D., M.P., ; E. 
Maloney, F.C.A. ; Max 
Milder (U.S.A.); 

Secretary : W. H. 
McDonald. 



Pavilion, Abindon (Closed). 

Regal, Abingdon. 

Ritz, Aldershot. 

Regal, Altrincham. 

Palace, Ammanford. 

Don, Ancoats. 

Tower, Ancoats. 

Empire, Ashton-under-Lyne. 

Palace, Banbury. 

Ritz, Barnsley. 

Coliseum, Barrow-in-Furness. 

Palace, Barrow-in-Furness. 

Pavilion, Barrow-in-Furness. 

Regal, Barrow-i.^-Furness. 

Walney, Barrow-in-Furness. 

Ritz, Barrow-in-Furness. 

Plaza, Basingstoke. 

Waldorf, Basingstoke. 

Regal, Beckenham. 

Rex, Bedminster. 

Majestic, Belfast. 

Majestic, Benwell. 

Ritz, Bexhill. 

Regal, Bexleyheath. 

Regal, Bicester. 

Regal, Bracknell. 

Ritz, Brighouse 

Central, Cambridge 

Playhouse, Cambridge. 

Tivoli, Cambridge. 

City, Carlisle. 

Lonsdale, Carlisle. 

Public Hall, Carlisle. 

Plaza, Catford. 

Ritz, Chatham. 

Ritz, Cleethorpes. 

Princesses, Crayford. 

Rota, Denton. 

Regal, Dewsbury. 

Capitol, Didsbury. 

Union, Dunstable. 

Luxor, Eastbourne. 

Broadway, Eccles. 

Palace, Eltham. 

Ritz, Erith. 

Grand, Falmouth. 

St. George's, Falmouth. 

Ritz, Farnworth. 

Ritz, Felixstowe. 

Cosmo, Gorton. 

Super, Gravesend. 



Regal, Great Yarmouth. 

Ritz, Hastings. 

Broadway, Hayward's Heath. 

Perrymount, Hayward's Heath. 

Kemble, Hereford. 

Ritz, Hereford. 

Casino, Heme Bay. 

Electric Palace, Highgate. 

Empire, Higate. 

Capitol, Horsham. 

Ritz, Horsham. 

Grand, Huddersfield. 

Ritz, Huddersfield. 

Ritz, Hyde. 

Ritz, Hythe. 

Ritz, Ipswich. 

Ritz, Keighley. 

Majestic, King's Lynn. 

Theatre Royal, King's Lynn. 

Regal, Kingston-on-Thames. 

Kingsway, Levenshulme. 

Palace, Leyland. 

Regal, Leyland. 

Alma, Luton. 

Union, Luton. 

Plaza, Maidenhead. 

Rialto, Maidenhead. 

Central, Maidstone. 

Ritz, Maidstone. 

Ritz, Market Harborough. 

Carlton, Newbury. 

Regal, Newbury. 

Olympia, Newcastle. 

Ritz, Nuneaton. 

Electra, Oxford. 

Regal, Oxford. 

Ritz, Oxford. 

Super, Oxford. 

Ritz, Penzance. 

Victoria Hall, Portsmouth. 

Ritz, Richmond. 

Whitehall, Rotherham. 

Savoy, Sale. 

Ritz, Scunthorpe. 

Regal, Sidcup. 

Rivoli, Southend. 

Ritz, Stockport. 

Regal, St. Leonards. 

Empress, Urmston. 

Regal, Wallingford. 

Ritz, Warrington. 

Ritz, Wigan. 

Ritz, Winchester. 

Ritz, Woking. 




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KubsidiaRV ok 

ASSOCIATED COMPANIES. 
Gravesend Majestic 
Theatres Co:, Ltd. 

Majestic, Gravesend. 

Regal, Gravesend. 

Hippodrome (Lancaster), 
Ltd. 
County, Lancaster. 
Grand, Lancaster. 
Palace, Lancaster. 

New Theatre, Cambridge, 
Ltd. 

Theatre, Cinema (closed). 

Palace Theatre (Maidstone), 
Ltd. 
Palace, Maidstone. 

Plaza (Gravesend), Ltd. 
Plaza, Gravesend. 

Pointer & Co., Ltd. 
Victoria, Cambridge. 

Ritz, Belfast, Ltd. 
Ritz, Armagh. 
Ritz, Belfast. 
Rialto, Londonderry. 
Ritz, Newtownards. 

Ritz (Wokingham), Ltd. 
Ritz, Wokingham. 

S. & U. Cinemas, Ltd. 
Strand, Belfast. 

Slough Playhouse, Ltd. 
Adelphi, Slough. 

Uxbridge Entertainments, 
Ltd. 
Regal, Uxbridge. 

Uxbridge Picture 
Playhouse, Ltd. 
Savoy, Uxbridge. 

Windsor Playhouse, Ltd. 
Playhouse, Windsor. 
Regal, Windsor. 
.Marlborough, Viewsley. 



UNITED ENTER- 
TAINMENTS, LTD., 

Whitefriars House, Friar 
Lane, Nottingham. 
Tel.: Nottingham 
44394-5. 

Man. Director : R. L. 
Kemp. 

Circuit Supervisor : 
J. M. Wright. 

Parade, Skegness. 
Tower, Skegness. 
Central, Skegness. 
Arcadia, Skegness. 
Winter Gardens, Skegness. 
King's Theatre, Skegness. 
Tudor, West Kirby. 
Kingsway, Hoylake. 
Plaza, Grimsby. 
Cinema House, Harworth. 
Palace, Mansfield. 
Byron, Hucknall. 
Scala, Hucknall. 
Majestic, Swadlincote. 
Empire, Swadlincote. 
Alexandra, Swadlincote. 
Futurist, Nottingham. 
Windsor, Balby, Doncaster. 
Astra, Wheatley, Doncaster. 
State, Gainsborough. 
King's, Gainsborough. 
Playhouse, Louth. 
Palace, Louth. 
Aspley, Nottingham. 



UNITED PICTURE 
THEATRES, LTD., 

123, Regent Street, 
London, W.l. Tel. : 
Regent 8080. 

Directors : Mark 

Ostrer (Chairman and 
Man. Director), A. E. 
de B. Jennings and 
Walter C. Grant. 
Secretary : E. A. 
Crisp. 

(For list of kinemas see under 
Gaumont - British Picture 
Corp., Ltd.). 



V.E.H. CINEMAS, LTD., 

45, Dereham Road, 
Norwich. Tel.: Norwich 
24894. 

Man. Dir. : V. E. Har- 
rison. 

County, Aylsham. 
Regal, Cromer. 
Regal, North Walsham. 
Capitol, Norwich. 
Ritz, Norwich. 
Regal, Stowmarket. 



VICTORY THEATRES, 
LTD., 

Edgar St., Accrington. 
Tel. : Accrington 

2350; 2701. 

Gen. Man. Arthur Peel. 

Empire Picture House, Accring- 
ton. 
Palace, Accrington. 
Princes Theatre, Accrington. 
Majestic Theatre, Nelson. 



WALLAW 
PICTURES, LTD., 

Wallaw Buildings, Ash- 
ington, Northumber- 
land. Tel. : Ashington 
31. 

Man. Director: Walter 
Lawson. 

Buffalo Cinema, Ashington. 
Hippodrome, Ashington. 



WALTERS CINEMAS, 
LTD., 

396, High St., Lincoln. 
Tel. : Lincoln 877. 

Directors : H. L. 
Walters, M.W.C.G., 
Gladys Walters, J. 
McLean, J. P., Mrs. J. 
McLean. 

New Plaza, High Northgate, 

Darlington. 
Dominion, Preston. 



GIROSIGN Ltd. 

86/88, W ARDOUR ST., LONDON, W.l 



Telephone : 
GERRARD 
3526/27, 
2336 



PUBLICITY 

Fully Serviced 



FRAMES , 

with current 



and Advanced Publicity 



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Pavilion Theatre, Ashington. 
Regal Cinema, Ashington. 
Wallaw Cinema, Ashington. 
Wallaw Cinema, Bedlington. 
Wallaw Cinema, Blyth. 
Playhouse, Morpeth. 
Wallaw Cinema, Newbiggin- 
by-the-Sea. 

WARDONA CIRCUIT, 

Evelyn House, 62, 
Oxford Street, W.l. 
Tel. : Museum 0597. 

Man. Dir. : Harry Ward. 

Wardona (Northfleet) Ltd., 
Kent. 

Wardona (Snodland) Ltd., Kent. 
Wardona (Swanscombe) Ltd., 
Kent. 

Wardona (Maidstone), Ltd., 
Kent. 

Wardona (Strood) Ltd., Kent. 
Wardona, Rainham, Kent. 

C. E. WEST CIRCUIT, 

Evington Cinema, East 
Park Rd., Leicester. 
Tel. : Leicester 24354. 

Aylestone Cinema, Leicester. 



Carlton Kinema, Leicester. 
Evington Cinema, Leicester. 
Fosse Cinema, Leicester. 
Knighton Kinema, Leicester. 
Roxy Kinema, Leicester. 
Westleigh Kinema, Leicester. 
Plaza Cinema, Melton Mowbray. 
Regal, Melton Mowbray. 
Savoy Kinema, Syston, near 
Leicester. 



C. H. WHINCUP 
CIRCUIT, 

54, New Briggate, Leeds. 

Tel. : Leeds 20972-3. 
Tower Picture House, Leeds. 
Carlton Cinema, Leeds. 
Pavilion, Stanningley, Leeds. 
Capitol, Meanwood, Leeds. 
Headingley Picture House, 

Leeds. 
Hyde Park Picture House, Leeds. 
Castle Cinema, Pickering. 
Crescent Cinema, Leeds. 
Palladium, Ripon. 
Opera House, Ripon. 
Majestic, Driffield. 
Oak House Cinema, Pockling- 

ton. 
Majestic, Howden. 
Brig Cinema, Filey. 



WIGAN ENTERTAIN- 
MENTS CO., LTD., 

36, King Street, Wigan. 

Tel. : Wigan 2835-6. 

Grams. : Worswick, 

Wigan. 

Booking Man. F. 
Worswick. 

Embassy, Formby. 
Palace, Hindley. 
Court, Wigan. 
Pavilion, Wigan. 

WIRRAL PICTURE- 
DROMES, LTD., 

Queen's Picturedrome, 

Wallasey. Tel. : 

Wallasey 877. 

Booking Man. : R. P. 
Rutherford. 

Queen's, Ashton-in-Makerfield. 
Queen's, Seacombe, Wallasey. 
Queen's, Walton. 
Queen's, Warrington. 
Queen's Waterloo. 



NOTHING TOO BIG . . . 

NOTHING TOO small 

J. ROWLAND SALES, 

Theatre and Cinema Agents and Valuers. 

Directors : J. ROWLAND SALES, F.V.A. 
ARTHUR A. TALBOT, F.C.A. 



BUY, SELL, 
VALUE and 
GENERALLY ADVISE 
ON ALL KINDS OF 
ENTERTAINMENT BUILDINGS 
and PROJECTS. 




LTD. 



PROPERTIES URGENTLY 

REQUIRED BY GENUINE 

BUYERS 



FARADAY HOUSE, 8-10, CHARING CROSS Rd, LONDON, W.C.2. 

Phone: TEMPLE BAR, 9719-9710 and 5191. ^^_^ 



WESTONE 
SCREENS 

HAVE BEEN 

I N STALLE D 

IN OVER 

16,000 

THEATRES 

AND GOVERNMENT ESTABLISHMENTS 

; =i THROUGHOUT 

«w THE WORLD 

ALL TYPES OF SCREENS SUPPLIED 
FOR CINEMAS AND 16 mm. 

FOR CINEMAS FOR 16 mm. 

Beaded Finish, Beaded Finish, 

White Matt Finish, Matt Finish, 

Metal Screens, on Spring 

Roll-up types in Rollers, 

Housing Boxes. Portable. 

Write /or free samples to test out at your own halt. 

OBTAINABLE FROM ALL TRADE HOUSES 
MASKINGS, BACKCLOTHS, SCREEN FRAMES ALSO SUPPLIED 

Sole Manufacturers : 

ANDREW SMITH HARKNESS LTD., 

96-100, KENSAL ROAD, LONDON, W.IO. 



MESSRS 

RUSSELL & Co 

9, Leigham Hall Parade, 
High Road. Streatham, S.W.16. 

Telegrams : Kineval, Streath. Lond. 

Telephone : Streatham 2272'3 



THE RECOGNISED LEADING 
VALUERS, SURVEYORS, 
and CONSULTANTS TO 
THE CINEMA, THEATRE, 
AND ALLIED INDUSTRIES. 



VALUATIONS for:— 
Probate, Fire Insurance, 
War Damage and 
Company purposes car- 
ried out in any part of the 
United Kingdom. 

MORTGAGES ARRANGED. 
SALES. DILAPIDATION CLAIMS. 

All business entrusted to the firm 
is treated in strictest confidence. 



DIRECTORY 
OF KINEMAS 



At-a-Glance Information in 
Sections covering London, 
England, Wales, Scotland, 
Northern Ireland and Eire 



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Directory of Kinemas — London 

The sound system installed is shown after the name. 
(BTP)— British Talking Pictures, Ltd. ; (RCA)— RCA Photo- 
phone, Ltd.; (WE)— Western Electric Co., Ltd.; (BA) — 
British Acoustic; (BTH) — British Thomson -Houston. 
Other systems are indicated by name. 



Acton, w. 

Dominion (we), Phone, Acorn 4484. — Props., 
A. Bacal and N. Lee. H.O., 138, New Bond 
Street, London, W.i. Phone, Mayfair 0730. 
Continuous. 

Globe Cinema (ba), High Street, W.3. — Prop., 
Provincial Cinematograph Theatres, Ltd., 
New Gallery House, 123, Regent Street, 
London, W.i. Phone : Regent 8080. 2,136 
seats. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Phone: Acorn 
^458. 

Odeon (bth), King Street. — Props., Odeon 
Properties, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, W.C.i. Phone: Temple Bar 
4333- Continuous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 
Phone : Acorn 4479. 

Savoy (we), Old Oak Road. — Prop., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
London, W.i. Phone: Gerrard 7887. 1,721 
seats. Continuous. Booked at H.O. Phone : 
Shepherds Bush 4591. 

Baker street, n.w. 

Classic Cinema, 96 and 98, Baker Street, W.i. 
— Capital and Provincial News Theatres, Ltd., 
100, Baker Street, W.i. Phone: Welbeck 
8836. 

Time News Theatre (rca), Baker Street 
Station. — Monseigneur News Theatre Circuit, 
147, Wardour Street, W.i. Phone : Gerrard 
1416. 306 seats. Prices, 6d. to 2s. Con- 
tinuous. Booked at Sphere News Theatre, 
Tottenham Court Road. Phone : Wei. 9772. 



BALHAM, S.W. 

Picture House (we). — Prop., Associated 
British Cinemas. Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
W.i. 1,259 seats. Booked at H.O. Gerrard 
7887. Continuous. Phone : Battersea 0659. 

Odeon (bth), Cr. Malwood Road and Balham 
Hill, S.W. 12. — Prop., Odeon Properties, 
Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, 
London, W.C.i. Phone: Temple Bar 4333. 
Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Phone: Battersea 7931. 

Pavilion (we), Balham High Road. — Prop., 
Gaumont British Picture Corporation, 123, 
Regent Street, W.i. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 96 



BARNES, S.W. 

Plaza (bth). — Prop., G.C.T. (Barnes), Ltd., 
8, Stratton Street, Piccadilly, London, W.i. 
Phone : Mayfair 8961. 550 seats. Prices, 
is. to 2s. gd. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 
Stage, 14 ft. deep, 4 dressing rooms, cafe. 
Phone: Riverside 2973. Station, Barnes, S.R. 

BATTERSEA, S.W. 

Super Palace (we), York Road. — 1,200 seats- 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Three changes 
weekly. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Phone : Batter- 
sea 1810 and 8181. 

BAYSWATER, W.2. 

Queens (we). — Props., Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, 
W.i. Phone : Gerrard 7887. 1,428 seats. 
Continuous. Booked at H.O. Phone : 
Bayswater 4149. 

BERMONDSEY, S.E. 

Rialto Cinema (bth), St. James Road, — Prop., 
Mistlins Theatres (Westcliff -on-Sea), Ltd., 
54-58, Wardour Street, London, W.i. 840 
seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. Prices, 
iod. to is. 9d. Proscenium width, 30 ft. 

Troc-Ette (we), Tower Bridge Road. — Prop., 
Gaumont Super Cinemas, Ltd., 142-150, 
Wardour Street, W.i. Phone : Hop 1448. 
2,282 seats. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 
Prices, is. to 2s. Proscenium width, 25 ft. 
Stage, 14 ft. deep, five dressing rooms. 

BETHNAL GREEN, E. 

Empire (btp), 62-66, Roman Ro?d. — Prop., 
Jayandar Cinemas, Ltd. 750 seats. Booked 
by Manny Jay, Wardour Street. Continuous. 
Three changes weekly. Phone : Advance 
3746. 

Excelsior Kinema (we), Mansford Street. 
E.2. — Prop., Excelsior Hall, Ltd. 661 seats. 
Continuous. Three changes weekly. Prices, 
iod. to 2s. Proscenium width, 12 ft. Phone : 
Bishopsgate 5060. Station, Bethnal Green. 

Foresters' (bth), 93, Cambridge Road, E.i. — 
Props., Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Phone : Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Phone: Bishopsgate 4061. 




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Museum (we), Cambridge Road. —Prop., Odeon 
Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone- 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, iod, 
to is. ad. Phone : Advance 4040. Station: 
Cambridge Heath. 

Rex (we), 281-285, Bethnal Green Road. — 
Controlled by Essoldo Theatres, Ltd., 36, 
Geirard Street, W.i. 814 seats. Continuous. 
Three changes weekly. Booked at H.O. 
Proscenium width, 24 ft. Stage, 7 ft. 6 in. 
Two dressing-rooms. Prices, iod. to 2S. 3d. 
Phone : Bishopsgate 1040. 

BLACKHEATH, S.E. 

Roxy (we), Old Dover Road. — Props., Associa- 
ted British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden 
Square, W.i. Phone : Gerrard 7887. 1,342 
seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. Cafe\ 
Three dressing rooms. Phone : Greenwich 
2977. (Closed.) 

BLOOMSBURY, W.C. 

Bloomsbury Super Cinema (we), Theobald's 
Road. — Props., Bloomsbury Cinemas, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, 
London, W.C.i. Phone : Temple Bar 4333. 
(Closed.) 

BRIXTON, S.W. 

Astoria (we). — Stockwell Road, S.W.9. — 

Prop., Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 

59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 

Phone : Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 

Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Caf6. Phone : Brixton 

5482. 
Pavilion (btp). — Props., Brixton Pavilion, 

Ltd. 800 seats. Continuous. Prices, 6d. to 

2s. Phone : Brixton 1649. 

Empress (btp). — Prop., Empress Theatre of 
Varieties, Ltd. 1857 seats. 

Palladium Cinema (bth). — Prop., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
W.i. Phone : Gerrard 7887. 1,200 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Phone : Brixton 
4663. 

BROCKLEY, S.E. 

Ritz (bth), Coulgate Street. — Prop., F. E. 
Lockwood, 2, Bankhurst Road, Catford, 
S.E. 6. 715 seats. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. 
Continuous, three changes weekly. Pro- 
scenium width, 40 ft. Booked at Rivoli 
Cinema, Crofton Park. Phone : Tideway 
095. Station, Brockl ey Cross, S.R. 

Rivoli (we), Brockley Road. — Prop., F. E. 
Lockwood, 2, Bankhurst Road, Catford, 
S.E. 6. 725 seats. Continuous, two changes 
weekly. Prices, is. to 2s. 6d. • Booked at 
Hall. Proscenium width, 30 ft. Phone : 
Tideway 2165. Station, Crofton Park, S.R. 



IsAMBERWELL, S.E. 

Coronet (bth), Wells Way. — Props., The Albert 
Graham Productions, Ltd., 19, Bryan Avenue, 
Willesden, N.W.10. Phone: 0515. 405 
seats. 'P r ices is. to 2s. 3d. Continuous. 
Booked at 21, Panton Street, S.W.i. Phone : 
Whitehall 1992. Station, Denmark Hill, S.K. 

Golden Domes (we), 28, Denmark Hill, S.E. 5. 
— S.M. Super Cinemas and Associated Com- 
panies, Morris House, 1-5, Jennyn Street, 
S.W.i. Phone; Whi. 3242. 746 seats. 



Booked ?t H.O. Continuous. Two changes 
weekly. Proscenium width, 35 ft. 

New Grand Hall Cinema (ba), Camberwell 
New Road. — Prop., S. M. Super Cinemas and 
Associated Companies, Morris House, 1-5, 
jermyn Street, S.W.i. Phone: Whi. 3242. 
842 seats. Continuous. Two changes weekly. 
Phone : Rodney 4335. 

Odeon (bth), Corner Denmark Hill and Cold- 
harbour Lane, S.E. 5. Props., Odeon Properties 
Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, 
London, W.C.i. Phone: Temple Bar 4333. 
Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Continuous. Phone : 
Brixton 3590. 

Palace (we), Camberwell. — Props., Lough- 
borough Playhouse, Ltd. 1,396 seats. Phone: 
Rodney 4816. 

Regal (rca), Corner Medlar Street. — Prop., 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, 
Golden Square. London, W.i. Phone; 
Gerrard 7887. 2,016 seats. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. Phone : Rodney 3666. 
Station, Loughborough Junction. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 96 

CAMDEN TOWN, N.W. 

Gaumont Palace (ba), Parkway. — Prop., 
Provincial Cinematograph Theatres, Ltd., 123, 
Regent Street, W.i. Phone : Regent 8080. 
2,742 seats. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Continuous, 
daily from 12.30 p.m. Booked at H.O. 
Proscenium width, 44 ft. Stage, 31 ft. deep ; 
12 dressing-rooms. Cafe. Station, Camden 
Town. Phone : Gulliver 2446. F.T.S., Ltd., 

" Charing Cross Road. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 96 

Plaza (we), High Street, N. W.i. —Props., 
Odeon Properties, Ltd., Albion House, 59, 
New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone : 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, 
is. to 2s. 9d. Phone : Gulliver 2443. 

CANNING TOWN, E. 

Cinema, 317 Barking Road. — Prop., Gaumont 
British Picture Corporation, 123, Regent 
Street, W.i. Continuous. 840 seats. Prices, 
6d. to is. gd. Phone : Albert Dock 1382. 

Grand Cinema (we), Barking Road. — Prop., 
Denman Picture Houses, Ltd., 123, Regent 
Street, London, W.i. (Closed.) 

Xew Imperial Cinema (we), Barking Road. — 
Prop., Albert Dock Theatres, Ltd., 26, Char- 
ing Cross Road, W.C. 2, Phone: Tem 7201/2. 
1,846 seats. Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. Continuous 
Booked at H.O. Pictures and Variety. Pro- 
scenium width, 31 ft. Stage, 13 ft. deep ; 
4 dressing-rooms. Phone : Alb. 2752. Station, 
Canning Town, L.N.E.R. 

Odeon (bth), Barking Road. — Props., Odeon 
Properties, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone : 
Temple Bar 4333. (Closed.) 

CATFORD, S.E. 

Hippodrome (see Lewisham). 

Plaza (bth). — Prop., Union Cinemas, Ltd. 
Managed by Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 
30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone : 
Gerrard 7887. Continuous. 1,165 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Phone : Hither Green 3306. 
Station, Catford Bridge, S,R, 



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CATFORD - continued. 

Queen's Hall (rca), Rushey Green. — Prop., 
Catwood Cinemas, Ltd., 123, Regent Street, 
W.i. 830 seats. Continuous. Prices, is. to 
2S. 9d. Proscenium width, 16 ft. 

CHARING CROSS ROAD, W.C.2 

Astoria (we). — Prop., Haymarket Capitol, Ltd., 
123, Regent Street, W.i. 1,650 seats. Booked 
at H.O. Prices, is. gd. to 4s. 6d. Continuous. 
Phone : Gerrard 5528. Stage, 14 ft. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 96 

Monseigneur, Charing Cross. Monseigneur 
News Theatre Circuit, 147, Wardour Street, 
W.i. Phone : Gerrard 14 16. 

Phoenix Theatre (we). — Props., Julian Wylie 
Productions, Ltd. 1032 seats. Stage Pro- 
ductions. Eighteen dressing-rooms. Phone : 
Temple Bar 7431-2. 

Tatler Theatre (ba). — Prop., The Gaumont 
British Picture Corporation, Ltd., New Gallery 
House, Regent Street, W.i. 683 seats. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, 2s. gd. and 3s. 6d. Phone : 
Gerrard 4815. 

CHELSEA, S.W. 

Chelsea Palace, King's Road, S.W.3. — Props., 
Variety Theatres Consolidated, Ltd. 

Classic (we), 148, King's Road, S.W.3. — Prop., 
Classic Picture Theatres, Ltd., 211, Clapham 
Road, S.W.a. Booked by Miss J. Schilt. 
228 seats. Continuous. Two changes weekly. 
Admission is. Proscenium width, 20 ft. 
Phone : Flaxman 4388. 

Gaumont Palace (ba), King's Road and Manor 
Street, Chelsea. — Props., Provincial Cine- 
matograph Theatres, Ltd. 2,502 seats. 
Continuous. Booked at H.O. New Gallery 
House, Regent Street, W.i. Prices is. to 
3s. 6d. Proscenium width, 52 ft. Stage, 26 ft. 
deep. Eight dressing-rooms. Cafe attached. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 96 

Ritz (we), 279, King's Road, S.W.3. — Phone: 
Flaxman 7488. 960 seats. 

CHINGFORD, E. 

Doric (rca), Station Road, E.4. — Prop., 
Norbert Theatres, Ltd., 495, Hale End Road, 
Highams Park, E.4. Phone : Larkswood 
1888. 600 seats. Booked by Props. Con- 
tinuous. Two changes weekly. Prices, 6d. 
to is. 6d. Proscenium width, 20 ft. 

Odeon (bth), Cherrydown Avenue. — Prop., 
Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, 
New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone : 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. 
to 2s. 9d. Phone : Silverthorn 2210. 

CHISWICK, W. 

Chiswick Empire. — Prop., Chiswick Empire, 
Ltd., Coliseum Buildings. 2,154 seats. Phone: 
Chiswick 0505. Variety, twice nightly. 
Station, Chiswick Park. 

CLAPHAM, S.W. 

Majestic Theatre (we), High Street, S.W. 4. — 
Prop., Provincial Cinematograph Theatres, 
Ltd. 1,556 seats. Continuous. Prices, is. 
to 3s. 6d. Phone : Macaulay 4048. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 96 / 



Pavilion (we), 33, High Street, S.W.4. — 
Prop., J. V. Dobbin, 16, St. Vincents Road, 
Westcliff-on-Sea. Phone : Southend 2906. 
716 seats. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. Phone : Macaulay 1647. 

CLAPHAM JUNCTION, S.W. 

Globe (we), Northcote Road. — Prop., London 
and District Cinemas, Ltd., Capitol Cinema, 
Church Street, Epsom, Surrey. 963 seats. 
Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Continuous. Booked at 
H.O. Phone: Battersea 6649. Station, 
Clapham Junction. 

Granada (Phone: Battersea 7444). — ■ Prop. 
The Granada Theatres, Ltd., 36, Golden 
Square, W.i. Phone : Gerrard 3554. 

Grand Theatre (we), St. John's Hill, S.W. 11. — 
1,528 seats. Continuous. Stage, 26 ft. deep. 
Six dressing-rooms. Prices, 6d. to is. iod. 
Proscenium width, 39 ft. 

Imperial Theatre (we), St. John's Hill, S.W. 11. 
— Prop., Samlee Cinemas, Ltd. 733 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Prices, is. to 
2S. 9d. Phone: Battersea 0275. Station, 
Clapham Junction. 

Shakespere (ba), Lavender Hill, S.W. 11. — 
Prop., Gaumont British Pictures Corporation, 
Ltd., 123, Regent Street, W.i. (Closed.) 

CLAPTON E. 

Rink Cinema (ba), Lower Clapton Road. — 
Prop., Gaumont British Picture Corporation, 
Ltd., 123, Regent Street, W.i. (Closed.) 

Kenning Hall (rca), 229, Lower Clapton 
Road.— Props., Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Albion 
House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Phone : Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 2S. 3d. Phone : Amherst 1344. 
Station, Clapton, L.N.E.R. 

Ritz, Lower Clapton Road. — Prop., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
London, W.i. Phone : Gerrard 7887. Con- 
tinuous. 1,884 seats. Booked at H.O. 

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COLINDALE, N.W. 

Odeon (bth), Edgware Road. — Props., Odeon 
Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone : 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 
3s. 6d. Phone : Col. 7643. 

COMMERCIAL ROAD, E. 

Palaseum (ba), 226, Commercial Road, E. — 
Prop., Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 
30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone : Gerrard 
7887 gig seats. Booked at H.O. Continu- 
ous. Phone : Stepney Green 4152. Film 
Transport. 

COVENTRY STREET, W.I. 

The Rialto (rca). — Props., London Film 
Productions, Ltd. (Sir Alexander Korda). 
660 seats. Prices, 3s. to 6s. Continuous. 
Booked at Hall. Pnone : Gerrard 3488. 

CRANBOURN STREET, W.C.2. 

London Hippodrome (we). — Prop., Moss 
Empires, Ltd., Cranbourn Mansions, Cran- 
bourn Street, W.C.2. Phone: Gerrard 2274. 
i,2g8 seats. Proscenium width, 41 ft. Phon<-, : 
Gerrard 3272. Station, Leicester Square 
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CRICKLEWOOD, N.W. 

Queen's (we). — Prop., Catwood Cinemas, Ltd., 
123, Regent Street, W.i. 1,904 seats. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Phone : 
Gladstone 5996. Station, Willesden Green. 
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Dalston, e. 

Classic (we), High Street, Kingsland. — Props., 
Capital and Provincial News Theatres, Ltd., 
96-98, Baker Street, W.i. Phone : Wei 0081 . 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Two changes 
weekly. Phone : Clissold 6677. Station, 
Dalston Junction, L.M.S. 

Odeon (bth), Stamford Road. — Props., Odeon 
Properties, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone: 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, 
is. to 2S. 9d. Phone : Clissold 4649. 

Picture House (we), Dalston Lane, E.8. — ■ 
Prop., Gaumont-British Picture Corporation, 
Ltd., 123, Regent Street, W.i. Phone : 

Regent 8080. 2,157 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Pro- 
scenium width, 48 ft. Phone : Clissold 3568. 
Station, Dalston Junction. 

Plaza (bth), 538-40, Kingsland Road, E.8. — 
Prop., Kingsland Pictures, Ltd., 31, Stoke 
Newington Road, N.16. Phone : Clissold 
1844-5. 9°° seats. Booked at H.O. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Phone : 
Clissold 1399. Road Transport. 

DEPTFORD, S.E. 

Broadway (btp). — Licensee, Playmarket (1944), 
Ltd. 

Electric Palace (we), High Street. — Prop., 
Vincent J. H. Wareing, King's Palace Cinema, 
Wimbledon. Phone : Liberty 471 1. 625 
seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. Three 
changes weekly. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. 
Proscenium width, 50 ft. Phone : Tideway 
1538. Station, Deptford High Street (S.R.). 

Odeon (bth), Church Street, and The Broadway. 
— Props., Odeon Properties, Ltd., Albion 
House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Phone : Temple Bar 4333. (Temp, closed.) 

Ealing, w. 

Palladium (we), 22, Broadway, W.5. — Prop., 
Scala (Ealing), Ltd., 6, Vigo Street, W.i. 
Phone: Regent 4211.. 1,260 seats. Booked 
at H.O. G.B. Stage, 32 ft. deep ; six dressing- 
rooms. Dance Hall. Continuous. Change of 
programme weekly. Prices, is. tp 2s. 9d. 
Phone : Ealing 1276. Station, Ealing Broad- 
way, G.W.R. 

Forum (we), Uxbridge Road. — Prop., Asso- 
ciated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden 
Square, London, W.i. Phone : Gerrard 7887. 
2,175 seats. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 
Phone : Ealing 1333. Station, Ealing Broad- 
way, G.W.R. 

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Lido (we), Northfields Avenue, West Ealing. — 
Props., D. and S. Cinemas, Ltd. Phone : 
Ealing 0934. 1,460 seats. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. Prices, 9d. to is. 9d. Pros- 
cenium width, 30 ft. Stage, 15 ft. deep ; 
two dressing rooms. Phone : Ealing 0934' 
Station, West Ealing (G.W.R.) and Road 
Transport. 



Odeon (we), Northiield Avenue. —Props., 
Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, 
New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone : 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 
2s. 9d. Phone : Ealing 3939. 

Walpole (we), Bond Street, W.5.— Props., 
Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone : 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. 
to 2S. gd. Phone : Ealing 3396. 

EARLSFIELD, S.W. 

Supershow (we), 468, Garratt Lane, S.W. 18. 
— Prop., Supershows (Earlsheld), Ltd., 32, 
York Road, Battersea. Phone : Battersea 
1810. 800 seats. Phone : Battersea 1481. 

EAST DULWICH, S.E. 

Odeon (bth). — Prop., Odeon Properties, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone: Temple Bar 4333. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Phone : New 
Cross 2704. 

EAST HAM, E. 

Broadway Cinema (we), High Street South. — 
S. M. Super Cinemas, Ltd., Morris House, 1-5, 
Jermyn Street, S.W.i. Phone: Whi 3242. 
746 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
Three changes weekly. Prices, is. to 2s. 
Proscenium width, 38 ft. Phone : Grange- 
wood 4924. Station, East Ham (L.M.S.). 

East Han: Palace (we), High Street North, 
E.6. Phone : Grangewood 0054. — Prop., 
United Varieties Syndicate, Ltd., Cranbourn 
Mansions, W.C.2. Phone : Gerrard 2702. 
Pictures on Sunday only. 1,575 seats. 

Granada (we), Barking Road, E.6. Phone : 
Gra 3000. — Prop., Denman (Lpndon) Cinemas, 
Ltd., 36, Golden Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
3554- 

Odeon, Barking Road. — Props., Odeon 
Properties, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone : 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 
3s. 6d. Phone : Grangewood 3559. 

Premier Super Cinema (we), High Street 
North. — Prop., Provincial Cinematograph 
Theatres, Ltd., 123, Regent Street, W. 
Phone: Regent 8080. 2,118 seats. Booked at 
H.O. Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Stage 
and three dressing-rooms. Proscenium width 
42 ft. Phone : Grangewood 0227. 

EAST SHEEN, S.W. 

Odeon (we), Sheen Lane. — Prop., Odeon 
Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone : 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. 
to 2S. gd. Cafe. Phone : Prospect 4123. 
Station, Mortlake, S.R. 

EDGWARE ROAD, W. 

Blue Hall (we). — Prop., Blue Halls, Ltd., 
194/6, Edgware Road, W.2. 1,200 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Prices, is. to 
2s. 9d. Phone : Paddington 7188. Station, 
Edgware Road (Tube). 

Connaught Cinema (rca), 164, Edgware Road, 
W.2. — Prop., Dees Cinemas, Ltd. Phone : 
Pad. 2612. 387 seats. Booked at Hall. 
Continuous. ; two changes weekly. Prices, 
iod. to 2s. gd. Proscenium width, 20 ft. by 
18 ft. Phone : Paddington 2612. 



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EDGWARE ROAD -continued. 

Grand Kinema (we). — Props., Grand Cinema. 
Ltd., 123, Regent Street, London, W.i- 
Phone : Regent 8080. 1,942 seats. Booked 
at New Gallery House, 123, Regent Street, 
W.i. Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 
Width of proscenium, 30 ft. Stage, 6 dressing 
rooms. Phone : Paddington 6313. 

Metropolitan. 

Odeon (rca). — Props., Odeon Properties, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, 
London, W.C.i. Phone: Temple Bar 4333. 
Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Phone : 
Langham 1014. 

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Royal Cinema (rca). — Props., Gillan Cor- 
poration, Ltd., 43, Upper Berkeley Street, 
W.i. Phone : Arab. 2345. 420 seats. 
Prices, is. gd. to 3s. 6d. Continuous. Booked 
at H.O. Phone : Arab. 2345. 

EDMONTON, N. 

Empire (we). — -Prop., Denman (London) 
Cinemas, Ltd., 36, Golden Square, W.i. Phone: 
Gerrard 3554. Continuous. Phone : Totten- 
ham 5200. Station, Lower Edmonton. 

Hippodrome (we), Angel Road. — Prop., Mark 
Fineberg. 650 seats. Booked at Hall. 
Continuous. Three changes weekly. Prices, 
is. to 2s. Proscenium width, 18 ft. Phone : 
Tottenham 1489. 

Regal (we), Silver Street. — Prop., Gaumont 
Super Cinemas. Ltd. , 142 /150 Wardour Street, 
W.I. 2,936 seats. Continuous. Booked at 
H.O. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Proscenium 
width, 58 ft.* stage, 45 ft.: 16 dressing- 
rooms. Cafe and Dance Hall attached. Phone : 
Tottenham 5222. 

ELEPHANT & CASTLE, S.E. 

Elephant and Castle Theatre (we), 26-28, 
New Kent Road, S.E.i. — Props., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd. Phone : Gerrard 7887. 
1,905 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
Phone : Rodney 4968. Station, Elephant 
and Castle (S.R. and Tube). 

Trocadero (we). — Prop., Gaumont Super 
Cinemas, Ltd., 142-150, Wardour Street, W.i. 
3,394 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
Pictures and Variety. Stage, 28 ft. deep ; 
8 dressing-rooms. Prices is. to 2s. gd. 
Proscenium width, 45 ft. Cafe. Phone; 
Hop 1344-6. 

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ELTHAM, S.E.9. 

Odeon (bth), Well Hall Road, Well Hall.— 
Props., Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 
3s. 6H. Phone : Eltham 3351. 

Odeon (bth), Eltham Hill. — Props., Odeon 
Properties, .Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone : 
Temple Bar 433.5. Continuous. Prices, 
is. to 3s. 6d. Phone : Eltham Hill 3767. 

Palace (bth), High Street, S.E. 9. — Prop., 
Union Cinemas, Ltd. Managed by Associated 



British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
London. W.i. Phone: Gerrard 7887. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous. 1,243 seats. Cafe 
attached. Phone: Eltham 131 1. Station, 
Well Hall, Eltham. 

EUSTON ROAD, N.W.I. 

Regent (we). — Prop., Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd. 1,178 seats. Prices, is. to 
2s. gd. Continuous. Phone, Terminu- 6321. 



riNCHLEY, N. 

Gaumont. — Prop., Provincial Cinematograph 
Theatres, Ltd., 123, Regent Street, W.i. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. 2,170 seats. 
Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Stage ; dressing-room. 
Cafe. 

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New Bohemia Cinema (rca), Church End, 
N.3. — Prop., National Electric Theatres, 
Ltd., 142-150, Wardour Street, W.i. Booked 
at New Gallery House, W.i. 1,144 seats. 
Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Station, 
Church End, L.N.E.R. Phone : Finchley 
2,300. 

Odeon (bth), High Street, N.12. — Props., 
Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, 
New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone : 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. 
to 2s. 9d. Phone : Hillside 1698. 

Rex Cinema (rca), High Road. — Props., Rex 
(Finchley), Ltd., 52, High Road, East Finch- 
ley. 548 seats. Prices, gd. to is. 6d. Continu- 
ous. Booked at H.O. Proscenium width, 25 ft. 
Phone : Tudor 2233. Station, East Finchley. 

FINSBURY PARK, N. 

Astoria (we). — Prop., Odeon Theatres, Ltd., 
Albion House, 5g, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone : Temple Bar 4333. Continu- 
ous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Cafe 1 . Phone : 
Archway 2224. Station, Finsbury Park, 
L.N.E.R. or Underground. 

Finsbury Park Rink Cinema (we), Seven 
Sisters Road, N. 4. — Prop., Associated Pro- 
vincial Picture Houses, Ltd., 123, Regent 
Street, W.i. 2,og2 seats Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Pictures. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 
Phone : Stamford Hill 2676. 

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FOREST GATE, E. 

Odeon (bth), Romford Road. — Prop., Odeon 
Properties, Ltd., Albion House, 5g, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone : 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. 
to 3s. 6d. Phone : Maryland 4665. 

Rio. — Props., S. M. Super Cinemas. Ltd., Morris 
House, 1-5, Jermyn St., London, S.W.i. 
Phone : Whitehall 3242. 

FOREST HILL, S.E. 

Astoria Cinema (we), Wastdale Road, S.E. — 
Prop., F. E. Lockwood, 348, Brockley Road, 
S.E. 4. Phone : Tideway 2165. Booked at 
Brockley Road. 820 seats. Continuous. 
Three changes weekly. Proscenium width, 
35 ft. Prices, is. to 2S. 3d. Phone: For 6264. 
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Capitol Cinema (we). — Attractive Cinema 
(Forest Hill), Ltd. Controlled by Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30/^1, Golden Square, 
London, W.i. Phone : Gerrard 78S7. 1,701 
seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. Phone: 
Forest Hill, 2188. 

FULHAM, S.W. 

Fori'm Theatre (we), Fulham Road, S.W. 10. 
— Prop., Associated British Cinemas, Ltd. 
30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone: Gerrard 
7887. 2,179 seats. Booked at H.O. Continu- 
ous. Kensington 5^34. 

Star Kinema (wk), Wandsworth Bridge Road. 
— Props., S.M. Super Cinemas, Ltd., Morris 
House, 1-5, Jermyn Street, S.W.i. Phone : 
Whitehall 3242. Three changes weekly. 
Phone : Fulham 0436. Station, Walham* 
Green. Road Transport. 



VSlOLDERS GREEN, N.W. 

Hippodrome, North End Road, Golders Green. 

Ionic Picture Theatre (bth), Finchley Road, 
N.W.n. — Prop., Ionic Theatre, Ltd., 1,000 
seats. Booked at Hall. Continuous. Prices, 
is. to 2s. od. Phone : Speedwell 1724. 

Lido Picture House (we), Golders Green 
Road, N.W. 11. — Props., Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, W.i. 
Phone : Gerrard 7887. Continuous. Booked 
at H.O. 1,953 seats. Phone : Speedwell 
5161. Station, Golders Green (Tube), Road 
Transport. 

Regal (we), Finchley Road.— Prop., Odeon 
Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.i. Phone : Temple Bar 
4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 
Ballroom. Phone : Speedwell 9724. Station, 
Golders Green. 



GREAT WINDMILL STREET, W.I. 

Cameo News Theatre (we). — Prop., P. C. C. 
Ltd., 199, Piccadilly, W. Phone : Reg. 1146. 
247 seats. Booked at 199, Piccadilly 
Continuous. Two changes weekly. Prices' 
is. and is. gd. Phone : Gerrard 1653. 

Windmill Theatre (rca), 17-19, Great Wind- 
mill St., W.i. Prop. ; Windmill Theatre Co., 
Ltd. 322 seats. 

GREENWICH, S.E. 

Granada. Phone : Greenwich 2772. — Props., 
The Granada Theatres, Ltd., 36, Golden 
Square, W.i. Phone : Gerrard 3554. 

Hippodrome (we), i, Stockwell Street, S.E. 10. 
— Prop., Vincent J. H. Wareing, 20, Craven 
Gardens, Wimbledon, S.W.19. Films on Sun. 
only. Booked at H.O. Phone : Greenwich 
1075. (Closed.) 

Odeon (we), 82, Trafalgar Road, S.E. 
10. — Props., Odeon Theatres, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.I, Phone: Temple Bar 4333. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Phone: 
Greenwich 3000. Station, Maze Hill, S.K. 



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IACKNEY, E. 

Empress Electric Theatre (rca), Man- Strei t, 
E.8. — Props., Twentieth Century Cinemas, 
Ltd., 52, Shaftesbury Avenue, London, W.i. 



Booked at H.O. Proscenium width, t6 ft. 
Phone: Gerrard 1668. 1083, spats. Continu- 
ous daily from 1 p.m. Prices, gd. to 2S. 3d. 
Phone: Amherst 2351. Station, Hackney 
Downs. 

Pavilion (we), 290, Mare Street, E.8. — Prop.. 
Gaumont-British Picture Corporation, 123, 
Regent Street, W.i. 1,083 seats. Prices, 
is. to 2S. gd. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
Phone : Amherst 2681. 

Odeon (bth), Hackney Road. — Props., Odeon 
Properties, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone: 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. 
to 2s. gd. Phone: Bishopsgate 5108. 

Regal (we), Mare Street. — Props., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30, Golden Square, W.i. 
Phone : Gerrard 7887. 1,797 seats. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous. Phone : Amherst 
^036. Station, Cambridge Heath or Hackney. 

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South Hackney Picture House (bth), Well 
Street. — Props., Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Albion 
House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Phone : Temple Bar 4333. (Closed.) 

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HAMMERSMITH, W. 

Broadway Super Cinema (rg), 8 to 14, Queen 
Caroline Street, W.6. — Prop., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd. 1,172 seats. Booked at 
H.O. Phone : Gerrard 7887. Continuous. 
Phone : Riverside 6120. 

Classic (we), King Street. — Props., Cinema 
Centres, Ltd. Continuous. Booked at 100, 
Baker Street, London, W.i. Phone: Riverside 
3344. Station, Hammersmith Broadway. 

Commodore (we), King Street (Young's Corner), 
— Controlled by Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd. Phone : Gerrard 7887. 2,883 seats. 
Continuous. Phone : Riverside 2896. Cafe 
attached. Station, Stamford Brook Films 
by Transport. 

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Gaumont (ba), Queen Caroline Street, W.6. 
— Props., Hammersmith Cinemas, Ltd. 
New Gallery House, Regent Street. Phone : 
Regent 8080. 3,487 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Stage, 
35 ft. ; 20 dressing-rooms. Proscenium width 
63 ft. Restaurant attached. Phone : River- 
side 4081. Station, Hammersmith. Film 
Transport. 

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Palace (we), King Street. — Props., Metro- 
politan .and Provincial Cinematograph 
Theatres, Ltd., 80-82, Wardour Street, W.i. 
Phone : Gerrard 6813. 1,647 seats. Continu- 
ous ; twice nightly. Booked at H.O. Phone : 
Riverside 1462. 

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HAMMERSMITH continued. 

Regal (we), King Street. — Prop., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
W.i. 2,277 seats. Booked at H.O. Con- 
tinuous. Phone : Riverside 2388. 

HAMPSTEAD, N.W. 

Everyman Theatre (we), Holly Bush Yale, 
N.W. 3. — Lessee, Repertory Entertainments, 
Ltd. 245 seats. Continuous. Prices, is. gd. to 
3s. 6d. Phone : Hampstead 1525. . 

Tolmer Cinema (we). — Props., New Tolmer 
(1944), Ltd., Tolmer Square, N.W.I. Booked 
at 137, Mile End Road, E.i. Continuous. 
Prices, 9d. to is. gd. 

HANWELL, W.7. 

Curzon (we), Broadway. — Prop., Picture House 
(Hanwell), Ltd., 6, Latimer Road, Winton, 
Bournemouth. Phone : Winton 904. 975 
seats. Continuous. Booked at Hall. Prices, 
lod. to 2S. 3d. Proscenium width, 34 ft. 
Stag©, 30ft. deep. Phone: Ealing 1106. 
Station, Hanwell, G.W.R. 

HARLESDEN, N.W. 

Coliseum (ba), Manor Park Road, N.W. 10. — 
Prop., H. J. Morgenstern, Astoria, Purley, 
Surrey. 850 seats. Booked at Hall. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Phone : Elgar 
4957. Station, Willesden Junction. 

Odeon (bth), Corner of St. Albans Road and 
Craven Park Road. — Props., Odeon Properties, 
Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, 
London, W.C.I. Phone : Temple Bar 4333. 
Continuous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Phone : 
Elgar 5071. 

Picardy Cinema (rca), High Street, N.W. 10. — 
Prop., N. Essex, 20, Gladstone Court, N.W. 2. 
Phone : Gladstone 7153. 560 seats. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous. Prices, iod. to 2s. gd. 
Phone : Elgar 5627. Station, Willesden 
Junction, L.M.S. and Film Transport. 

HARRINGAY, N. 

Coliseum (rca), Green Lanes, N. 8.— Prop., 
Mrs. F. Blumenthal and Messrs. B. and H. 
Harris. 641 seats. Prices, iod. to is. 9d. 
Booked at Hall. Continuous. Proscenium 
width, 29 ft. Phone : Stamford Hill 2664. 
Station, Harringay. 

Regal Cinema (rca), Frobisher Road, Harrin- 
gay.— Props., Messrs. Gaywood Cinemas, 
Ltd., 130, High Holborn, W.C.i. Phone : 
Holborn 8928. 650 seats. Prices, iod. to 
2s. 3d. Continuous. Booked at H.O. Pro- 
scenium width, 35 ft. Phone : Mountview 
1070. Station, Harringay Park. 

Ritz, Turnpike Parade. — Prop., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
W.i. Phone: Gerrard 7887. Continuous. 
1,838 seats. Booked at H.O. Phone : Bowes 
Park 2519. 

HARROW ROAD, W.9. 

Coliseum (rca), 324, Harrow Road. — Prop., 
Woodfield Cinemas, Ltd., 4, Sutherland 
Avenue, Maida Vale, W.9. Booked at Hall. 
Continuous. Three changes weekly. Prices, 
is. and is. 6d. 800 seats. Phone : Cunning- 
ham 1460. Station, Royal Oak, Met. 

Prince of Wales' Cinema (we). — Prop., 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, 
Golden Square, W.i. Phone : Gerrard 7887. 
1,570 seats. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 



Phone : Cunningham j.503. Station, West- 
bourne I'.irk (Met.). 

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Regal (rca), 35-51, Harrow Road.— Props., 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31' 
Golden Square, W.i. Phone : Gerrard 7887, 
1,960 seats. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Continuous, 
Booked at H.O. Phone: Pad. 5901. Station. 
Paddington, G.W.R. 
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HAVERSTOCK HILL, N.W.3. 

Odeon (bth). — -Prop., Odeon Theatres. Ltd., 

Albion House, 5g, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone : Temple Bar 4333. (Closed.) 

HAYMARKET, S.W. 

Carlton Theatre (we). — Props., Carlton 
Theatre Co., Ltd., 166, Wardour Street, W.i. 
1,128 seats. Prices, 4s. 6d. to us. 6d. Pro- 
scenium width, 37ft. Phone: Whitehall 371 1. 
Stage, 70 ft. deep ; 14 dressing-rooms. Tea 
lounge. 

Gaumont (ba). — Prop., General Theatre Cor- 
poration, Ltd., 123, Regent Street, W.i. 
1,328 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
Wats, daily. Sunday opening. Prices, 3s. 
to us. 6d. Cafe. Phone : Whitehall 6655. 
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His Majesty's (we), Haymarket, S.W. 

HENOON, N.W. 

Ambassador (we). — Prop., Hendon Central 
Cinema, Ltd., 123, Regent Street, W.i. 
1,937 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Phone, Hendon 1137. 
Road Transport. Hendon Central Station. 

Classic (we), Belle Vue Road, Brent Street, 
N.W. 4. — Props., Capital and Provincial News 
Theatres, Ltd., g6-g8, Baker Street, W.i. 
Phone : Wei. 0081. 604 seats. Booked at 
H.O. Continuous. Two changes weekly. 
Hendon 6631. Station, Hendon. 

Odeon (bth), Corner Church Road and Parson , 
Street. — Props., Odeon Properties, Ltd., 
Albion House, 5g, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone: Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Phone : Hendon 3535. 

HERNE HILL. 

Grand (we), Railton Road, S.E. — Props., S.M. 

Super Cinemas, Ltd., Morris House, 1-5, 

Jermyn Street. Phone : Whitehall 3242. 

535 seats. Continuous. Three changes weekly. 

Phone : Brixton 3153. Station, Heme Hill 

(S.R.). 
HIGHAMS PARK, E. 
Regal Cinema (we). — Prop., R. B. Green. 

615 seats. Continuous. Booked at Hall. 

Phone : Larkswood 1888. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 

Station, Highams Park, L.N.E.R. 

HIGHBURY, N. 

Imperial Picture Theatre (rca), 2, Holloway 
Road, N.7. — Prop., General Theatre Corpora- 
tion, Ltd., 123, Regent Street, W.i. 1,500 
seats. Continuous. Two changes weekly. 
Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Booked at New Gallery 
House, Regent Street, W.i. Proscenium 
width, 34 ft. Phone : North 2887. Station, 
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HIGHGATE, N. 

Electric Palace (we), Highgate Hill, N.19. — 
Props., Union Cinemas, Ltd., Managed by 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, 
Golden Square, W.i. Phone : Gerrard 7887. 
Booked at H.O. 730 seats. Continuous: 
Phone : Archway 1821. 

Empire (we), Holloway Road. — Union Cinemas, 
Ltd., Managed by Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone : 
Gerrard 7887. Booked at H.O. 644 seats. 
Continuous. Phone, Archway 2003. 

Odeon — Prop., Odeon (Highgate), Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, 
London, W.C.i. Phone : Temple Bar 4333. 
(Under construction.) 

HITHER GREEN. S.E. 

Park Cinema (we).— Props., Park Picture 
Theatres, Ltd., 59, Woodland Rise, Muswell 
Hill, N. 10. Phone: Tudor 2132. 500 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Three changes 
weekly. Prices, is. to is. 9d. 

HOLLOWAY, N. 

Marlborough (we), Holloway Road. — Props., 
Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone : 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 
2s. 9d. Phone : North 1903. 

Regent Cinema (we), 196, Holloway Road, 
N. 7.— Props., Regent (Holloway), Ltd., 
62, Oxford Street, W.i. 800 seats. Prices, 
iod. to 2s. 9d. Proscenium width, 22 ft. 
Booked at hall. Continuous. F.T.S. 

Savoy (rca), 338, Holloway Road, N.7. — Prop., 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden 
Square, London, W.i. Phone: Gerrard 7887. 
1,826 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
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HOMERTON, E. 

Castle Cineka (rca), 64, Brooksby's Walk. — 
Props., S.M. Super Cinemas and Associated 
Companies, Morris House, 1-5, Jennyn Street, 
S.W.i. Phone : Whitehall 3242. Phone : 
Amherst 281 1. Station, Homerton. 

HOXTON, N. 

Cinema (ba). — Prop., Gaumont-British Picture 
Corporation, 123, Regent Street, W.i. Prices, 
is. and is. 6d. Phone : Cle. 5966. 



Islington, n. 

Angel Cinema (we), 7, High Street, N.i. — 
Prop., Associated Provincial Picture Houses, 
Ltd., 123, Regent Street, W.i. i,457 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Two changes 
weekly. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Ter. 3738. F.T.S. 

■ Blce Hall (we), Upper Street, N.i. — Prop., 
General Theatre Corpn., Ltd., 123, Regent 
Street, W.i. Phone: Regent 8080. 1,303 
seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. Prices, 
is. to 2s. gd. Proscenium width, 32 ft. 
Stage, 14 ft. deep ; three dressing-rooms. 
Phone : Canonbury 3674. Station, Angel. 

Carlton Cinema (we). — Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, W.i. 
Phone : Gerrard 7887. 2,248 seats. Continu- 
•us, Booked at H.O. Phone: Canonbury 2986. 



Empire (we). — Prop., Associated British Cine- 
mas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, W.i. 1,030 
seats. Continuous. Booked at H.O. Phone : 
Terminus C063. 

Empress Picture Theatre (we), 83/86, Upper 
Street, N.i. — Prop., A. Gaff. 514 seats. 
Booked at Hall and at Wardour Street. Con- 
tinuous. Two changes weekly. Prices, iod. to 
is. 9d. Phone : Canonbury 3520. 

Odeon (we), Upper Street, N.i. — Prop., 
Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone: 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. 
to 2s. gd. Phone : Canonbury 2443. 

Victoria Cinema (we), 272-280, New North 
Road, N.i. — Prop., Members Cinemas (1943), 
Ltd., 32, Shaftesbury Avenue, W.i. Phone : 
Gerrard 9157. 731 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Prices, iod. to is. 9d. Phone : 
Clissold 2206. Station, Essex Road. 



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lENNINGTON, s.e. 

Regal (we), Kennington Road. — Licensee 
A.O.C. Picture Corporation, Ltd. 

KENSAL RISE, N.W. 

Palace (we), Chamberlayne Road, N.W. 10. — 
Prop., Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 
30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone : Gerrard 
7887. 1,526 seats. Booked at H.O. Con- 
tinuous. Phone : Ladbroke 3731. 

Odeon, (rca), Chamberlayne Road.— Prop., 
Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone: 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 
3s. 6d. Phone, Ladbroke 3786. 

KENSINGTON, W. 

Odeon (we), Kensington High Street, W.8. — 
Props., Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Phone : Temple Bar 4333. Prices, is. to 
3s. 6d. Continuous. Cafe. Phone : Western 
0131. 

Roval Kinema (rca), High Street.— Props. , 
Royal Cinema (Kensington), Ltd., Panton 
House, 25, Haymarket. Phone : Abbey 6927. 
600 seats. (Closed.) 

KENTISH TOWN, N.W. 

Court Cinema (rca), Maiden Road, N.W. 5.— 
Prop., M. & J. Cinemas, Ltd., 160A, Maiden 
Road, Kentish Town, N.W.5. 450 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Three changes 
weekly. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Proscenium 
width, 15 ft. Phone : Gulliver 2461. 

Forum (we). — Props., Associated Cinema 
Properties, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, W.i. 
2,158 seats. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 
Phone : Gulliver 4221. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Stage Amplification 

See page 96 

Gaisford (bth), Gaisford Street. — Props., 
Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, • London, W.C.i. Phone : 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, 9d. 
to 2s. 3d. Phone : Gulliver 1892. Station 
Kentish Town. 

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KENTISH TOWN— continued. 

Palace Cinema (we), Kentish Town Road, 
N.8 .5. — Prop., Provincial Cinematograph 
Theatres, Ltd., New Gallery House, 123, 
Regent Street, W.i. Booked at H.O. 
1,052 seats. Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. od. 
Phon : Gulliver 3943. Station Kentish 
Town. 

KILBURN, N.W. 

Envoy Cinema (ba), 405, Kilburn High Road, 
N.W. 6. — Props., Kilburn Envoy, Ltd. 338 
seats. Prices, is. 6d. to 3s. Continuous. 

Grange Cinema (ba) High Road, N.W.6. — 
Prop., Scala (Kilburn), Ltd., 123, Regent 
Street, W.i. Booked by H.O. 2,028 seats. 
Continuous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Pros- 
cenium width, 40 ft. Stage, 10 ft. deep ; 
six dressing-rooms. Phone : Maida Vale 
1664. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 96 

Gaumont State. — Prop., Gaumont Super 
Cinemas, Ltd., 142-150, Wardour Street, W.i, 
Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Phone : Maida Vale 8081. 

KINGSBURY, N.W. 

Odeon (bth), Kingsbury Road, N.W.g. — Props. 
Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, 
New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone : 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 
3s. 6d. Phone : Colindale 8237. 

KING'S CROSS, N. 

King's Cross Cinema (rga), Pentonville Road, 
N.i — Prop., Associated Provincial Picture 
Houses, Ltd., 123, Regent Street, W.i. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. 1,390 seats. 
Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Station, King's Cross. 

Mavfair Cinema (we), Caledonian Road, N.7. — 
Prop., Sol. Sheckman, 42, Westgate Road, 
Newcastle-on-Tyne. 1,836 seats. Prices, iod. 
to 2S. 3d. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 
Cafe and Dance Hall. Phone : North 3100. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
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Regent Theatre (we). — Props., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
London, W.i. Phone: Gerrard 7887. 1,188 
seats. Continuous. Phone Terminus 6321. 
Booked at H.O. 

KINGSWAY, W.C. 

Stoll Theatre (we). — Prop., Stoll Theatre, 
Kingsway, Ltd., Stoll Offices, Coliseum 
Buildings, W.C. 2. 2,250 seats. 

Lee, s.e. 

Savoy Cinema (we), Lee Green. — Props. 
Members Cinemas (1943), Ltd., 32 Shaftsbury, 
Avenue, W.i. Phone : Gerrard 9157. 780 
seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. Two 
changes weekly. Prices, is. to 2S. 3d. Phone ; 
Lee Green 0848. Station, Lewisham Junction _ 
LEICESTER SQUARE, W.C.2. 

Empire Theatre (rca), Leicester Square, 
W.C. 2. — Props., The New Empire, Ltd., 
3,099 seats. Prices, 3s. to us. 6d. Continu- 
ous. Phone: Gerrard 1234. 

Leicester Square Theatre (we). — Props., 
Leicester Square Estates, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Prices, 3s. to us. 6d. Continuous. Cafe. 
Phone : Whitehall 5252. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
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Monseigneur. — Monseigneur News Theatre 
Circuit, 147, Wardour Street, W.i. Phone : 
Gerrard 1416. 

Odeon (bth). — Props., Odeon Properties, Ltd., 
Albion House, 5"9, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone : Temple Bar 4333. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, 3s. to us. 6d. Cafe. Phone : 
Whitehall 61 11. 

Ritz (we). — Lessees, The New Empire, Ltd. 
432 seats. Prices, 3s. to us. 6d. Phone: 
Gerrard 1234. 

Warner Theatre (rca), Cranbourn Street. — • 
Props., Warner Bros., Ltd., 135-14 1, 
Wardour Street, W.i. Phone : Gerrard 
5600. Continuous. 1,735 seats. Prices, 

3s. to us. 6d. Booked at H.O. Proscenium 
width, 40 ft. ; one dressing-room. Cafe 
attached. Phone : Gerrard 3423. 

LEWISHAM, S.E. 

Gaumont Palace (ba), Loampit Vale, S.E. 13. 
— Props. Gaumont British Picture Corpn., 
Ltd., New Gallery House, Regent Street, W.i. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Prices, is. to 
3s. 6d. Proscenium width, 54 ft. Stage, 
40 ft. deep ; 12 dressing-rooms. Cafe. Phone : 
Lee Green 5938-5591-5942. Station, Lewisham 
Junction, S.R. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
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Hippodrome (we), 135/6, Rushey Green, S.E. 6. 
— Props., British Union Varieties, Ltd., 
Lewisham Hippodrome, Catford. Phone : 
Hither Green 1166. 3,000 seats. Films on 
Sundays only. Prices, gd. to 2s. Booked at 
Theatre. Proscenium width, 54 ft. Stage, 
45 ft. deep. Station : Catford Bridge. 

Prince of Wales' (we), 210 High Street. — 
Props., Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30- 
31, Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone : 
Gerrard 7887. 1,347 seats. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. Phone : Lee Green 0609. 
Station, Lewisham Junction. 

LEYTON-, E. 

storia Cinema, 80, High Road, Leyton, E.i5- 
— Prop., Lion Cinematograph Co., Ltd. — 
Phone: Maryland 1941. Station, Leyton 
(L.N.E.R.). (Closed.) 
King's Cinema (we), High Road. — Prop., 
Amusements (Leyton), Ltd., 199, Piccadilly, 
London, W.i. Phone: Regent 1146. 965 
seats. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Phone : Leytonstone 3522. 

Picture House. — (Phone : 4501. — Props., 
Mayair Circuit, Ltd. Phone: Paddington 
1270. 850 seats. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. 
Continuous. Booked at 788, Grove Hall 
Court, N.W. 8. Phone : Cun. 7965. Station, 
Leyton (L.N.E.R.). 

Plaza (rca), Hoe Street. — Props., Amusement, 
(Leyton), Ltd., igg, Piccadilly, W.i. Phone 
Regent 1 146. 830seats. Prices, is to 2s. 3d. 
Continuous. Booked at H.O. Phone : Ley- 
tonstone 2703. Station, Hoe Street, L.N.E.R. 

Ritz (rca), High Road. — Props., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
W.i. Phone : Gerrard 7887. 2,370 seats. 
Continuous. Booked at H.O. Phone : Leyton 
37g6. Station, Leyton L.N.E.R. and London 
and Southend F.T. Co. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
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Savoy (we), Lea Bridge Road. — Props., United 
Picture Theatres, Ltd., New Gallery House, 
Regent Street, W.i. 1,795 seats. Booked at 
H.O. Continuous. Stage, 20 ft. deep; two 
dressing-rooms. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Proscen- 
ium width, 46 ft. Phone : Leytonstone 3211. 

LEYTONSTONE, E. 

Academy Cinema (rca), Harrow Green. — 
Props., H. & G. Enterprises (London) Ltd., 
21, Panton Street, S.W.i. Phone: Whitehall 
1992. Booked at H.O. 1,180 seats. Contin- 
uous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Phone: Mar 1817. 
Station, Leytonstone. 

Plaza. 

Rex (we), High Road. — Props., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
London, W.i. Phone : Gerrard 7887. 1,952 
seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. Prices, 
gd. to 2s. gd. Proscenium width, 42 ft. 
Phone : Leytonstone 2309. Station, Leyton- 
stone L.N.E.R. and L.M.S. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Stage Amplificatioo 
See page 96 

Rialto (we), High Road, and Kirkdale Road, 
E. Phone : Leytonstone 1425. — Prop., Den- 
man (London) Cinemas, Ltd., 36, Golden 
Square, W.i. Phone: Gerrard 3554. 

State, High Road. 

LONDON FIELDS, E.2. 

Standard Super Cinema (we), Goldsmith 
Row, E.2. — Prop., Executors of S. Ducker. 
900 seats. Stage, 7 ft. deep ; two dressing- 
rooms. Phone : Bishopsgate 2791. (Closed.) 



Mai DA VALE, W.9. 



Picture House. — Props., Gaumont-British 
Picture Corporation, 123, Regent Street, W.i. 
(Closed.) 

MANOR PARK, E. 

Coliseum (we), Romford Road, E. — Props., 
S.M. Super Cinemas and Associated Com- 
panies, Morris House, 1-5, Jermyn Street, 
S.W.i. Phone : Whi 3242. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. Station, Ilford, L.N.E.R. 

Coronation Cinema (we), High Street North, 
E.12. — Prop., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 7887. 1,920 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Phone : Grangewood 0357. 
Station, Manor Park, L.N.E.R. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 96 

MARBLE ARCH, W. 

Marble Arch Pavilion (we), 531, Oxford 
Street, W.i. — Props., Gaumont British Picture 
Corporation, Ltd., 142-150, Wardour Street, 
W.i. 1,193 seats. Continuous. Booked at 
New Gallery House, 123, Regent Street, W.i. 
Phone : Regent 8080. Prices, 2S. 3d. to 5s. 6d. 
Proscenium width, 36 ft. Stage, 12 ft. deep; 
three dressing-rooms. Cafe. Phone : May- 
fair 5112. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 96 

Monseigneur. — Monseigneur News Theatre 
Circuit, 147, Wardour Street, W.i. Phone: 
Gerrard 1416. . 



Odeon (we). — Props., Odeon Theatres, Ltd., 
Albion House,, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone: Temple Bar 4333. Cafe. 
Phone : Paddington 801 1. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 96 

MAYFAIR, W. 

Curzon Cinema (rca), Curzon Street. — Props., 
General Cinema Theatres, Ltd., 8, Stratton 
Street, Piccadilly. Phone : Mayfair 8961. 
500 seats. Prices, 3s. 6d. to lis. 6d. Continu- 
ous. Booked at H.O. Proscenium width, 
33 ft. Phone : Grosvenor 3737. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 96 

MILE END, E. 

Empire Cinema (we). — Props., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square. 
W.i. Phone: Gerrard 7887. Continuous. 
1,974 seats. Booked at H.O. Phone. 
Stepney Green 2041. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 96 

Odeon (bth), Mile End Road. — Props., Odeoo 
Properties, Ltd. Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.i. Phone: Temple. 
Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 
Advance 2034. 

Palladium. — (Closed.) 

People's Palace (bth), Mile End Road, E.i. — 
Props., The Governors of The People's Palace. 
1,600 seats. Prices, 6d. to 5s. Only used at 
present for special film presentations. Width 
of proscenium, 46 ft. Stage, 32 ft. Seven 
dressing-rooms. Cafe and Dance Hall. 

MILL HILL, N.W.7. 

Capitol. — Lion Cinematograph Co., Ltd., 
Booked at 43, Whitcomb Street, W.C.2. 

Continuous. 

MU8WELL HILL, N.10. 

Odeon (bth), Muswell Hill Road. — Props., 
Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone : 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. 
to 3s. 6d. Phone : Tudor 1001. 

Rtz (rca). — Props., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone: 
" Gerrard 7887. 1,992 seats. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. Phone : Tudor 6017. 
Station, Muswell Hill. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
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lEASDEN, N.W. 

Rirz (we), Prop., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. 
Phone : Gerrard 7887. Continuous. 1,872 
seats. Booked at H.O. Phone : Gladstone 
1 1 24. Caf£ and Dance Hall attached. 

NEW CROSS S.E. 

Kinema (ba). — Prop., Denham Picture Houses 
Ltd., New Gallery House, Regent Street, W.i. 
2,089 seats. Booked at H.O. Prices, is. to 
2s. gd. Stage, 30 ft. deep; four dressing- 
rooms. Dance Hall and Caf£. Continuous. 
Width of Proscenium, 35 ft. Phone : Tideway 
1336. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
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NEW SOUTHGATE, N. 

Coronation Cinema (we), High Road, N.n. — 
Prop., Maybert Theatres, Ltd. 845 seats. 
Booked at 32, York Road, S.W.n. Continu- 
ous. Prices, 9d. to is. 9d. Proscenium width, 
28 ft. Stage, 7 ft. Three dressing-rooms. 
Phone : Enterprise 1084. 

Ritz (we), Arnos Grove. — Prop., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
London, W.i. Phone: Gerrard 7887. Con- 
tinuous. 1870 seats. Booked at H.O. Phone: 
Barnes Park 4163. 

NORBURY, S.W.16. 

Rex (rca). — Prop., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone: 
Gerrard 7887. 1,506 seats. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. Phone : Pollards 4324- 
Station, Norbury. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 96 

NORTH KENSINGTON, W.11. 

Royalty Cinema (bth), 105-9, Lancaster 
Road, W.n. — Props., Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd., 30/31, Golden Square, W.i. 
Phone : Gerrard 7887. 1.288 seats. Con- 
tinuous. Booked at H.O. Phone : Park 6714. 
Film Transport. 

NORWOOD, S.E. 

Albany Cinema (we), Upper Norwood. — Prop., 
Excelsior Super Cinemas, Ltd., Walmar House, 
*88, Regent Street, W.i. Phone: Langham 
2677. 97° seats. Continuous. Booked at 
H.O. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. 

Astoria Cinema (rca), High Street, S.E.25.— 
Prop., Miss R. Lever, 54, Portsea Hall, 
Hyde Park, W.2. Phone: Padding ton 0962. 
750 seats. Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. Continuous. 
Booked at 54, Portsea Hall. Proscenium 
width, 30 ft. Phone : Livingstone 2644. 

Central Cinema, Portland Road, South 
Norwood.— Prop., Miss R. Lever, 54, Portsea 
Hall, Hyde Park, W.2. 529 seats. Booked 
at Portsea Hall, W.2. Phone: Pad. 0962. 
Continuous. Three changes weekly. Prices 
iod. to is. gd. Proscenium width, 21 ft. 

Odeon Theatre (bth), Station Road, S.E.25. — 
Props., Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Phone : Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Phone : Livingstone 
1440. 
Regal (we). — Props., Gaumont Super Cinemas, 
Ltd., 142-150, Wardour Street, W.i. Phone : 
Gip 14.11. Station, West Norwood. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
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Rialto (we), Upper Norwood. — Prop., Excelsior. 

Super Cinemas, Ltd., Walmar House, 288, 

Regent Street, W.i. 1,450 seats. Booked at 

H.O. Continuous. Prices, iod. to 2s. 6d. 

Phone : Livingstone 2244: Station, Crystal 

Palace (S.R.). 
Royal (Kine Technic Services, Ltd.). — Props., 

C.M.H. Cinemas, Ltd., 76, Knight's Hill, S.E. 

303 seats. Booked at Hall. Continuous. 

Three changes weekly. Prices, is. to is. 9d. 

Proscenium width, 16 ft. 

NOTTING HILL GATE, W. 

Coronet Theatre (ba), Notting Hill Gate, 
W.n. — Prop., Provincial Cinematograph 
Theatres, Ltd., New Gallery House, 123, 



Regent Street, W. Phone : Regent 8080. 
919 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
Prices, iod. to 3s. 6d. Proscenium width, 
35it. 

Embassy Cinema (bth), Notting Hill Gate. — 
Props., Capital and Provincial News Theatres, 
Ltd., 100, Baker Street. W.i. Phone : Welbeck, 
0081-4. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 

Imperial Playhouse (rca). — Prop., Laurie 
C'nema, Ltd., 91, Shaftesbury Avenue, Lon- 
don, W.i. 600 seats. Booked at H.O. Con- 
tinuous. Three changes weekly. Prices, iod. 
to is. gd. 



VJLD FORD, E. 

The Ritz (kamiw), St. Stephen's Road, E.3. — 
Prop., Francis-Russell Entertainments, Ltd., 
6, Station Parade, S.W.12. Continuous. 
Prices, iod. to is. iod. Booked at H.O. 
Phone, Adv. 1977. Transport, Bow Road. 

OLD KENT ROAD, S.E. 

Astoria (we). — Props., Odeon Theatres, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, 
London, W.C.i. Phone : Temple Bar 4333. 
Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. Cafe. 
Phone : New Cross 1527. 

Globe Electric Theatre (we). — Prop., Globe 
Electric Theatres, Ltd., 59/61, Old Kent 
Road, S.E.i. 1,200 seats. Booked at G.B. 
Continuous. Stage, 16 ft. deep ; three 
dressing-rooms. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Phone : 
Bermondsey 3120. Station, Elephant. 

Picture House (ba), 42-44, Old Kent Road, 
S.E.i. — Props., Gaumont-British Picture Cor- 
poration, Ltd., 123, Regent Street, W.i. 
Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Phone : Rod. 345g. 

Regal (we). — Prop., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone : 
Gerrard 7887 2,485 seats. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. Phone : New Cross 2784. 

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OXFORD STREET, W.1. 

Academy Cinema (we), 165, Oxford Street. — 
Props., Academy Cinema, Ltd., 167, Oxford 
Street, W.i. Phone: Gerrard g425-6. 528 
seats. Prices, 2S. gd. to lis. 6d. Continuous. 
Booked through H.O. Phone : Gerrard 2981. 

Studio One (we) — Props., Amalgamated Picture 
Theatres, Ltd., 225, Oxford Street, W.i. 
Phone : Gerrard 3300. 600 seats. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. Prices, 2s. 3d. to 8s. 6d. 

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Studio Two (we). — Props., Amalgamated Pic- 
ture Theatres, Ltd., 225, Oxford Street, W.i. 
Phone : Gerrard 3300. 370 seats. Con- 
tinuous. Booked at H.O. Price, is. 

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Kaddington, w. 

Grand, Great Western Road. (Closed.) 

Worlds News Theatre (rca), 5, Praed Street, 
— Props., Capital & Provincial News Theatres. 
Ltd., 100, Baker Street, London, W.i. Phone : 
Paddington 5716. Station, Paddington, 
G.W.R. Praed Street. Tube and Met. 



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PALMER'S GREEN, N. 

Palmadium (we), Palmer's Green, N.13. — ■ 
Prop., Denman Picture Houses, Ltd., 123, 
Regent Street, W.i. 2,159 seats. Continu- 
ous. Prices, is.' to 3s. 6d. Phone: Palmer's 
Green 0700. Station, Palmer's Green. 
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Queen's Hall Cinema (rca), Green Lanes. — 
Prop., Moss Harris. 1,050 seats. Booked at 
Hall. Continuous. Prices, 10. to 2s. gd. 
Phone : Palmer's Green 0860. 

PARK ROYAL. 

Odeon (we), Western Avenue. — Props., Odeon 
Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.I. Phone : 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. 
to 2s. gd. Phone : Perivale 1726. Station, 
Park Royal (Tube). 

PECKHAM, 8.E. 

Gaumont Palace (ba) (late Hippodrome), 
High Street. — Props., Provincial Cinemato- 
graph Theatres, Ltd. 2,005 seats. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O., New Gallery House, Regent 
Street, London, W.i. Stage, 18 ft. Pros- 
cenium opening, 35 ft. Prices; is. to 2s. gd. 
Phone : New Cross 1302. 

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Odeon (bth), High Street. — Props., Odeon 
Properties, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.I. Phone : 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 
3s. 6d. Phone : New Cross 1722. 

Tower Cinema "(we), 116, Rye Lane, S.E.15. — 
Props., Provincial Cinematograph Theatres, 
Ltd., New Gallery House, W.i. Phone : 
Regent 8080. Continuous. 1,972 seats. 
Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Booked at H.O. Phone : 
New Cross 2527. Station, Peckham Rye. 

Tower Annexe Cinema (ba), Rye Lane, 
S.E.15. — Props., Provincial Cinematograph 
Theatres, Ltd. (Closed.) 

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PENGE, S.E. 

King's Hall (ba), High Street, S.E. 20. — 
Prop., Denman Picture Houses, Ltd., New 
Gallery House, Regent Street, W.i. 1,382 
seats. Continuous. Two changes weekly 
Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Phone : Sydenham 1596. 

Odeon (bth), High Street. — Props., Odeon, 
Properties, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, W.C.i. Phone : Temple Bar 
4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. 
Phone : Sydenham 5694. Station, Kent 
House (S.R.) 

PICCADILLY CIRCUS, W.I. 

Eros News Theatre. 

London Pavilion (we). — Prop., United Artists 
Corporation, Ltd., Film House, Wardour 
Street, W.i. Phone : Gerrard 5084. 1,217 
seats. Continuous. Prices, 3s. to ns. 6d. 
Phone: Gerrard 2g82/3. Cafe attached. 

Monseigneur News Theatre (we). — Mon- 
seigneur News Theatre Circuit, 147, Wardour 
Street, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 1416. Phone : 
Bis. 2087. 280 seats. Booked at Sphere 
Theatre, Tottenham Court Road. Prices, is. 
to as. Cafe attached. 



Piccadilly Theatre (we). — Props., Piccadilly 
Theatre, Ltd. 1,078 seats. 

Plaza Theatre (we). — Prop., Plaza Theatre 
Co., Ltd. i,go2 seats. Continuous. Prices, 
Mats. 3s. to 9s. ; other times, 4s. 6d. to 
us. 6d. Stage. Cafe. Phone : Whitehall 8944. 

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PLUMSTEAD, S.E. 

Globe (we), 113, Plumstead Common Road, 
S.E. 18. — Props., H.&G.Enterprises(London), 
Ltd., 21, Panton Street, S.W.i. Phone: 
Whitehall igg2. 663 seats. Prices, is. to 
2s. gd. Continuous. Booked at H.O. Prosce- 
nium width 25 ft. Phone : Woolwich 2143. 
Station, Woolwich. 

Kinema (rca),] High Street, S.E. 18. — Prop., 
Denman (London) Cinemas, Ltd., 36, Golden 
Square, W.i. Phone : Gerrard 3554- Con- 
tinuous. Phone : Woolwich 0524. Station, 
Plumstead, S.R. 

Plaza (we), 144, High Street. — Prop., London 
& District Cinemas, Ltd., Capitol Cinema, 
Church Street, Epsom, Surrey. Phone : 
Epsom 9876. 514 seats. Continuous. Booked 
at H.O. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Station, Plum- 
stead, S.R'. Phone : Woolwich 0521. 

POPLAR, E. 

Poplar Pavilion (we), East India Dock Road, 
E. — Props., New Pavilion (Poplar), Ltd., 26, 
Charing Cross Road, W.C.2. Phone : Temple 
Bar 7201-2. 1,314 seats. Phone: East 2748. 
Station, Poplar, North London, and F.T.S. 

PUTNEY, S.W. 

Globe Kinema (we), 169-171, Upper Richmond 
Road. Prop., R. T. Davies. 380 seats. 
Booked at Hall. Continuous. Stage. Prices, 
is. to 2s. 3d. Phone : Putney 0032. Station, 
Putney, S.R. 

Putney Bridge Kinema (rca), Putney Bridge 
Approach, S.VV.6. — Prop., Odeon Theatres, 
Ltd., Albion House, 5g, New Oxford Street, 
London, W.C.i. Phone : Temple Bar 4333. 
(Closed). 

Hippodrome (bth), Felsham Road. — Props. 
Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, sg, New 
Oxford Street, W.C.i. Phone, Temple 
Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 
Phone : Putney 2738. 

Palace (ba), High Street. — Prop., United 
Picture Theatres, Ltd., 123, Regent Street, 
W.i. 1,430 seats. Continuous. Prices, is. to 
2s. gd. Phone : Putney 4756. 

Regal (we), High Street, Prop., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30 and 31, Golden 
Square, W.i. Phone: Gerrard 7887. Con- 
tinuous. 2,540 seats, booked at H.O. Phone : 
Putney 3730. 

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Regent street, w.i. 

London Palladium, Argyll Street. — Prop., 
General Theatre Corporation, Ltd. 

New Gallery Kinema (we). — Props., Pro- 
vincial Cinematograph Theatres, Ltd., New 
Gallery House, 123, Regent Street, London, 
W.i. Phone : Regent 8080. Booked at 
H.O. Continuous. Prices, 3s. to us. 6d. 
Phone : Regent 2255. 
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REGENT STREET - continued. 

Cameo (we), Regent Street, W.i. — Props., 
Rialto Cinemas, Ltd., 199, Piccadilly, W.i. 
Phone: Regent n 46. 619 seats. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. Prices, is. and is. 9d. 
Phone : Langhara 1744. 

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ST. MARTIN'S LANE, W.C. 

Coliseum (we). — Prop., Coliseum Synd., 
2,138 seats. 

Seven dials, w.c. 

Cambridge Theatre (we). — -Prop., Cambridge 
Theatre Co., Ltd. Phone: Tern. 3093, 3143, 
6056. 1,225 seats. 

SHAFTESBURY AVENUE, W.I. 

Palace Theatre (we). — Props., London Palace 
(1921), Ltd. Three shows daily, while show- 
ing films. Phone : Gerrard 6834. 1,350 seats. 
Prices, 3s. to 16s. Proscenium width, 42 ft. 

SHEPHERD'S BUSH, W. 

New Park Cinema, Goldhawk Rd: — Props., 
Clifton Cinema (Shepherds Bush) Ltd., (S. W. 
Clift), 16, Devonshire Rd., Hardsworth, 
Birmingham. 

Palladium (we), 57A, Shepherd's Bush Green, 
W.12. — Props., S.M. Super Cinemas, Ltd., 
Morris House, 1-5, Jermyn Street, S.W.i. 
Phone : Whitehall 3242. Continuous. Phone : 
Shepherd's Bush 1646. Station, Shepherd's 
Bush, Metro. 

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Shepherd's Bush Empire (we). — Prop., Hack- 
ney & Shepherd's Bush Empires, Ltd., Stoll 
Offices. Coliseum Buildings, W.C. Phone : 
Temple Bar 1500. 1,680 seats. • Variety. 
Continuous pictures Sunday only. Booked 
at H.O. Phone : Shepherd's Bush 4531. 

SOUTHFIELDS, S.W. 

Plaza (rca), Wimbledon Park Road. — Props., 
S.M. Super Cinemas and Associated Com- 
panies, Morris House, 1-5, Jermyn Street, 
S.W.i. Phone: Whitehall 3242. 1,068 seats. 

SOUTHGATE, N.14. 

Odeon, The Bourne, Old Southgate. — Prop., 
Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone : 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 
3s. 6d. Cafe. Phone : Palmers Green 5893. 

STAMFORD HILL, N. 

Mayfair Cinema (bth), High Road. — Prop.. 
A. Goldstine, 230, Whitechapel Road, E.i. 
Phone : Bishopsgate 7287. 500 seats. Prices, 
is. to 2s. 3d. Continuous. Booked at Hall. 
Phone : Sta 1721. Station, Stamford Hill 
(L.N.E.R.). 

Regent Theatre (we). — Prop., Regent (Stam- 
ford Hill), Ltd., 123, Regent Street, London, 
W.i. Phone : Regent 8080. 2,172 seats. 
Continuous. Booked at H.O. Prices, is. 
to 3s. 6d. Stage, 40 ft. deep ; 10 dressing- 
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Stamford Hill Cinema (ba). — Prop., United 
Picture Theatres, Ltd., New Gallery House, 
Regent Street, W.i. 1,780 seats. Booked at 
H.O. Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. 
Phone : Stamford Hill 6032. 



STEPNEY, E. 

Mayfair (we). Brick Lane.-ProDS., Odeoll 
Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone : 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, ts. 
to 2s. 9d. Phone : Bishopsgate 6000. 

Cable Picture Palace, 103, Cable Street- — 
Prop., Mrs. Yetta Wasserug. %\o seats. 
(Closed.) 

Palacedium (we), 137A, Wiutehorse Road, 
Stepney, E.i. — Prop., Ben Hur, 46, Preston 
Drive, Wanstead, E.n. Phone: Wanstead 
6482. 540 seats. Prices, gd. to is. 9d. Con- 
tinuous. Booked at Hall. Phone : Stepney 
Green 1145. Station, Stepney, L.N.E.R. 

Popular Cinema (rca), 516, Conunercial Road, 
E.i. Prop., H. & G. (Stepney), Ltd. Eros 
House, Lower Regent Street, Piccadilly, S.W. 1 . 
Phone : Regent 4507. Booked at H.O. 545 
seats. Continuous. Three changes weekly. 
Prices, 7d. to is. 6d. Phone : Stepney Green 
1331. 

Stepney Central Hall (Kalee), 583, Com- 
mercial Road, E.i. — Prop., Rev. Ronald F. W.. 
Bollom, East-End Mission, 583, Commercial; 
Road, E.i. 1,000 seats. Phone : Stepney 
Green 3366/7. 

Troxy (we), Commercial Road. — Props., 
Gaumont Super Cinemas, Ltd., 123, Regent 
Street, W.i. Phone: Regent 8080. 3,112 
seats. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. Pictures and variety. 
Proscenium width 53 ft. Phone : Stepney 
Green 4216. Station, Stepney, L.N.E.R. 

STOCKWELL, S.W. 

Ritz Cinema (rca), 211, Clapham Road, S.W.g. 
— Prop., H. D. Circuit, Ltd., 448 seats. Con- 
tinuous. Two changes weekly. Price, is. 
Booked by Miss Schilt. Phone : Brixton 2513. 

STOKE NEWINGTON, N.16. 

Albion Cinema, 4, Albion Parade. — Prop. 
E. W. Druce. Phone : Clissold 3833. 450 
seats. 

Alexandra Theatre (we). — Prop., Harry 
Dubens. 1,462 seats. Booked at Hall. 
Sundays only. Prices, 6d. to is. 6d. Phone : 
Clissold 1 156-7. 

Ambassadors (we). — Stoke Newington Road, 
N.16. — Prop., Watford Amusements, Ltd. 
i,i8oseats. Continuous. Prices, gd. to is. 6d. 
Phone : Clissold 5251. 

Coliseum (bth), Stoke Newington Road, N.16. 
Prop., Kingsland Pictures, Ltd., 31, Stoke 
Newington Road, N.16. Phone : Clissold 
1844. 600 seats. Proscenium width 40 ft. 
Station, Dalston Junction (L.M.S.). (Closed.) 

Savoy (we). — Prop., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone: 
Gerrard 7788. 1892 seats. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. Phone: Clissold 2415. 

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Vogue Cinema (bth), High Street, N.16. — 
Props., Capital and Provincial News Theatres. 
Ltd., 100, Baker Street, W.i. Phone: Wel- 
beck 0081-3. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
Pictures. Two changes weekly. Phone : 
Clissold 3322. 



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STRAND, W.C.2. 

Adelphi (Phone: Tern. 7611).— Prop., J. & R. 
Gatti. Sole Lessees, Musical Plays, Ltd. 

A'JONSEIGNEUR NEWS THEATRE (RCA). — Monseig- 

neur News Theatre Circuit, 147, Wardour 
Street. W.i. Phone: Gerrard 1416. 

Tivoli Theatre (we), Strand. — Prop., Gau- 
mont-British Picture Corporation, Ltd.. 
1-42-150, Wardour Street, W.i. Price* 

2s. 3d. to 9s. Phone : Tern 5625. 
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STRATFORD, E. 

Broadway Super Cinema (we), Tramway 
Avenue. — Props., Denman Picture Houses. 
Ltd., 123, Regent Street, W.i. 2,726 seats. 
Continuous. Booked at H.O. Stage, 34 ft. ; 
six dressing-rooms. Cafe. Prices, is. to 2s. gd 
Phone : Maryland 2186. 
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Imperial Playhouse (ba). — Props., Gaumont- 
British Picture Corporation, 123, Regent 
Street, W.i.— (Closed.) 

Kinema (ba), West Hame Lane, E.15. — Prop. 
Denman London Cinemas, Ltd., 36, Golden 
Square, W.i. Phone : Gerrard 3554. Con- 
tinuous. Phone : Maryland 1208. 

Rex (rca), High Street. — Props., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
W.i. Phone: Gerrard 7887. 1898 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Phone : 
Maryland 2022. 

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STREATHAM, S.W. 

Astoria (we). — Prop., Odeon Theatres, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone : Temple Bar 4333. Continu- 
ous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Cafe. Phone : 
Streatham 8610. Station, Streatham Hill 
(S.R.). 

■Gaumont Palace (ba), Streatham Hill. — Props., 
Gaumont-British Picture Corporation, Ltd., 
123, Regent Street, W.i. 2,383 seats. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous. Proscenium width, 57 ft. 
Stage, 35 ft. deep ; six dressing-rooms. Cafe 
attached. Phone : Tulse Hill 5251. Station, 
Streatham Hill. (Closed.) 
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Regal. — Prop., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone: 
Gerrard 7887. Continuous. 1968 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Phone : Streatham 1928. 

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Streatham Hill Theatre, no, Streatham 
Hill, S.W. 2. Prop., Streatham Hill Play- 
house, Ltd. (Closed.) 

SWISS COTTAGE, N.W.3. 

Odeon (bth), Finchley Road and Avenue Road. 
— P r ops., Odeon P-operties, Ltd., Albion 
House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.I. 
Phone : Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Cafe. Phone ; Primrose 
5905. 



SYDENHAM, S.E. 

State Cinema (we), Sydenham, S.E. 26. — 
Prop., Excelsior Supe r Cinemas, Ltd., Walmer 
House, 288, Regent Street, W.i. Phone: 
Langham 2677. 1,500 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Prices, iod. to 2s. 6d. Prosce- 
nium width, 30 ft. Phone : Sydenham 8696. 
Film Transport. 

Sydenham Rink Cinema (we), Silverdale, 
S.E. 26. — Props., Gaumont-British Picture 
Corporation, Ltd., 123, Regent Street, W.i. — 
(Closed.) 



I EMPLE FORTUNE, N.W.11. 

Odeon, Finchley Road. — Props., Odeon Theatres, 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone: Temple Bar 4333. Booked 
at H.O. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Phone: 
Speedwell 9741. 

TOOTING, S.W. 

Astoria (we), Mitcham Road. — Props., S.M' 
Super Cinemas, Ltd., Morris House, 1-5. 
Jermyn Street, S.W.i. Phone: Whi. 3242. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. 

Classic — S. Seeman Circuit, 100 Baker Street, 
W.i. Phone : Welbeck 0081-3. 

Granada (we). Phone : Balham 6601. — ■ 
Props., The Granada Theatres, Ltd., 36, 
Golden Square, W.i. Phone: Gerrard 3554. 
Pictures and Variety. Continuous. Prices 
is. to 3s. 6d. Cafe attached. Booked at H.O. 
Films per F.T.S. 

Mayfair (we). — Prop., Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, W.i. 
1839 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
Cafe. Dance Hall. Phone : Streatham 1000. 

Vogue Cinema (bth), i6a, High Street. — Props., 
S. Seeman, Capital & Provincial News Theatres 
Ltd., 96-98, Baker Street, London, W.i. 
Phone : Wei. 0081. 469 seats. Booked at 
H.O. Continuous. Prices, is. Phone : 
Balham 6788. Station, Balham and Tooting 
Junction, S.R. 

TOTTENHAM, N. 

Cinema (we). — Prop., Tottenham Cinema and 
Entertainment Co., Ltd., 1,791 seats. Booked 
at Hall. Continuous. Dance Hall. Prices, 
is. to 2s. gd. Proscenium width, 45 ft. 
Phone : Tottenham 2232. Dance Hall and 
Cafe attached. Road Transport. 

Corner (rca), Seven Sisters Corner. — Prop., 
Davies Cinemas, Ltd., 26-27, D'Arblay Street, 
W.i. 493 seats. Continuous. Two changes 
weekly. Prices, 9d. to is. 9d. Booked at H.O. 
Phone : Stamford Hill 2746. 

Florida (we), 678, High Road, N.17. — Prop., 
Davies Cinemas, Ltd., 26-27, D'Arblay Street 
W.i. Booked at H.O. Continuous. Prices, 
is. to 2s. gd Phone : Tottenham 1724. 

Imperial Cinema (we), West Green Road. — - 
Controlled by Sol. Sheckman, 42, Westgate 
Road, Newcastle-on-Tyne. 472 seats. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous. Two changes weekly. 
Prices, gd. to is. gd. Phone : Bowes Park 23g4- 

Palace (ba), High Road. — Prop., Provincial 
Cinematograph Theatres, Ltd., New Gallery 
House, Regent Street, W.i. Phone : Regent 
S080. i,37g seats. Booked at H.O. Stage, 
32 ft. 6 in. Continuous. Eight dressing- 
rooms. Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. Phone : Totten- 
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TOTTENHAM COURT ROAD, W. 

Carlton Picture Theatre (we). — Prop., 
Marks Circuit Cinemas, 326, Cheetham Hill 
Road, Manchester. Phone: Collyhurst 2133. 
600 seats. Continuous. Booked by Mrs. 
Norris, at 2A Medina Terrace, Hove. Prices, 
2S. 6d. to 4s. 6d. Proscenium width, 40 ft. 
Phone : Museum 5726. 

Dominion Theatre (we). — Prop., Dominion 
Theatre (1933), Ltd., New Gallery House, 
Regent Street, W.i. Phone : Regent 8080. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Pictures and 
Variety. 2,829 seats. Phone : Museum 
2176-7. Prices, is. 9d. to 5s. 6d. Proscenium 
width, 54 ft. Cate attached. 



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Majestic (we). — Prop., Marks Circuit Cinemas. 
326, Cheetham Hill Road, Manchester. 
Phone: Collyhurst 2133. 638 seats. Con- 
tinuous. Booked by Mrs. Morris, 2A, Medina 
Terrace, Hove. Proscenium width 20 ft. 
Prices, is. 6d. to 2S. 3d. Phone: Museum 4193. 

Odeon (we). — Props., Odeon Theatres, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone: Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is.gd. to 4s. 6d. Cafe. Phone: Euston 
4175- 

Scala (we), Charlotte Street, W.i. Phone: 
Museum 69 11 (Box Office: Mus 5731). 
Managing Director, Prince Littler. 1070 seats. 
Stage, 60 feet, 15 dressing rooms. 

Sphere News Theatre (rca). — Monseigneur 
News Theatre Circuit, 147, Wardour Street, 
W.i. Phone : Gerrard 1416. 250 seats. 
Booked at Hall. Continuous. Prices, 6d. 
and is. Phone : Museum 2348. (Closed.) 



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IPTON PARK, E. 

The Carlton (we). — Props., Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, W.i. 
Phone: Gerrard 7887. 2,174 seats. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous. Four dressing-rooms. 
Phone : Grangewood 2644. (Closed.) 

VICTORIA, S.W. 

Biograph Cinema (we), 47, Wilton Road, 
S.W.i. — Props., Wilton Cinema, Lt '., 9, Idol 
Lane, Eastcheap, E.C.3. Phone : Mansion 
House 6947. 700 seats. Booked at Eros House, 
Piccadilly, W.i. Continuous. Three changes 
weekly. Prices, lod. to 2s. 3d. Proscenium 
width, 32 ft. Stage, 20 ft. deep. Phone : 
Victoria 1624. Station, Victoria. 

Cameo Cinema (we), Victoria Street. — Props., 
Clavering & Rose (Victoria), Ltd., 199, 
Piccadilly, London, W.i. Phone : Regent 
1146. 640 seats. Booked at H.O. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, is. to is. gd. Proscenium 
width, approx. 35 ft. Phone : Vic. 6588. 

Metropole (we). — Props., Odeon Theatres, 
Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, 
London, W.C.i. Phone: Temple Bar 4333. 
Prices, is. 9d. to 4s. 6d. Restaurant. Phone : 
Victoria 4673. 

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New Victoria (we). — Prop., Provincial Cine- 
matograph Theatres, Ltd., New Gallery 
House, Regent Street, W.i. 2,564 seats. 



Continuous. Booked at H.O. Pictures and 

Variety. Prices, is. 9d. to 3s. 6d. Cafe. 

Phone : Victoria 2544. 

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Victoria Palace, 126, Victoria Street, S.W.i. 
— Prop., Victoria Palace, Ltd. 

Victoria Station News Theatre (bth), 
Buckingham Palace Road, S.W.i. — Props., 
Capital & Provincial News Theatres, Ltd., 
100, Baker Street, W.i. Phone : Welbeck 
0081. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 



Walham green, S.W. 

Broadway (we). — Props., Clifton Cinema 
(Walham Green), Ltd., Station Approach, 
Walham Green, S.W. 6. 816 seats. Prices, 
lod. to is. gd. Continuous daily from 
1.30 p.m., Suns, from 3.30 p.m. Phone : 
Fulham 6336. F.T.S. 

Granville Theatre of Varieties, — Prop., 
Granville Theatre of Varieties (Walham 
Green), Ltd., The Broadway, Walham Green. 

Red Hall Picture Palace (ba), Vanston 
Place. — Prop., Provincial Cinematograph 
Theatres, Ltd., New Gallery House, 123, 
Regent Street, W.i. Phone: Regent 8080. 
1,354 seats. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Booked at 
H.O. Continuous. Phone : Fulham 41'tii. 
Station, Walham Green (Tube). 

Regal (rca). — Prop., Associated British Cine- 
mas, Ltd. ,30/3 1, Golden Square, London, W.i. 
Phone : Gerrard 7887. Booked at H.O. Con- 
tinuous. 1,929 seats. Station, Walham Green. 
Phone : Fulham 6050. 

WALTHAMSTOW, E. 

Carlton Cinema (we), High Street, E.17. — ■ 
Prop., T. H. F. Theatres, Ltd., 150, Regent 
Street, W.i. Phone : Regent 0712. 1,406 
seats. Continuous. Booked at H.O. Two 
changes weekly. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Phone : 
Larkswood 3582. 

Crown Cinema. 

Dominion (we), Buxton Road. — Props., Associ- 
ated British Cinemas Ltd., 30/31, Golden 
Square, W.i. 1,685 seats. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. Two dressing-rooms. Phone : 
Walthamstow 1010. 

Empire (rca), Bell Corner. — Props., Amuse- 
ments (Leyton), Ltd., 199, Piccadilly, W.i. 
880 seats. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. Proscenium width 30 ft. 
Hoe Street Station. 

Granada (we), Hoe Street. Walthamstow 3177. 
— Props., The Granada Theatres, Ltd., 39, 
Golden Square, W.i. Phone: Gerrard 3554. 
Cafe attached. 

WANDSWORTH, S.W. 

Palace (ba), High Street. — Props., Gaumont 
British Picture Corporation, Ltd., 123 
Regent Street, W.i. 

Savoy (we), York Road. — Props., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30/31, Golden Square, 
W.i. Phone: Gerrard 7887. 2,162 seats. 
Continuous. Booked at H.O. Two dressing- 
rooms. Phone: Batterssa 2801. 

WANSTEAD, E. 

Kinema (bth), High Street.— Props., Mark 
Fineberg. 5oo~s;ats. Continuous. Prices, 
is. to 2S. gd. Booked at Hall. Phone: 
Wanstead 4264. Station, Snaresbrook. 



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WATERLOO. S.E. 

News Theatre (bth), Waterloo Station. — 
Prop., Capital & Provincial News Theatres, 
Ltd., ioo, Baker Street, W.i. Phone, Wel- 
beck 0081. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
Proscenium width, 24 ft. Phone : Waterloo 
4323- 

WESTBOURNE GROVE, W. 

Odeon. — Props., Odeon Properties, Ltd., Albion 
House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Phone : Temple Bar 4333. (Under recon- 
struction.) 

Roxy (we), 90-92, Westbourne Grove, W.2. — 
Phone : Bay. 2345. — Prop., Deo Securities, 
Ltd., 43, Upper Berkeley Street, W. Phone : 
Amb. 1544. 330 seats. Booked at H.O. 

WILLESDEN, N.W. 

Granada (we), Church Road, N.W. — Phone : 
Willesden 2917. — Prop., Denman (London) 
Cinemas, Ltd., 36, Golden Square, W.i. 
Phone : Gerrard 3554. 

Savoy Cinema (rca), 298, High Road. — Prop., 
H. & G. Enterprises (London), Ltd., 21, Panton 
Street, S.W.i. Phone : Whitehall 1992. 357 
seats. Booked at H.O. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. 
Continuous. Three changes weekly. Phone : 
Willesden 0288. 

WIMBLEDON, S.W. . 

Elite (we), Merton Road, S.W. 19. — Prop., 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30/31, 
Golden Square, W.i. 1,288 seats. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous. Phone : Liberty 2082. 

King's Palace Cinema (rca), The Broadway. — ■ 
Prop., V. J. H. Wareing, 20, Craven Gardens, 
S.W. 19. 800 seats. Prices, iod. to 2s. 6d. 
Continuous. Booked at H.O. Cafe attached. 
Phone : Lib. 4711 or 2958 or 4340. 

Odeon (bth), Worple Road. — Props., Odeon 
Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.i. Phone : Temple Bar 
4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 
Phone : Wimbledon 4577. 

Regal (we), The Broadway. — Prop., Odeon 
Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.i. Phone: Temple Bar 
4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 4s. 6d. 
Cafe. Phone : Liberty 2277. 

Town Hall Kinema. — Prop., Wimbledon 
Borough Council. Phone : Wimbledon 6263. 
1,394 seats. Proscenium width, 35 ft. Stage, 
35 ft. deep by 25 ft. ; six dressing-rooms. 

WINCHMORE HILL, N. 

Capitol (we). — Props., Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, W.i. 
Phone : Gerrard 7887. 1,929 seats. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous. Phone : Laburnum 
1582. Road Transport. 



WOODFORD, E. 

Majestic (rca). — 1,728 seats. Prop., Asso- 
ciated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden 
Square, W.i. Phone : Gerrard 7887. Con- 
tinuous. Booked at H.O. Phone : Wanstead 
3463. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Stage Amplification 
See page 96 

Plaza Cinema (bth), George Lane. — Props., 
Raymond Stross Theatres (Woodford), Ltd., 
Astoria House, 62, Shaftesbury Avenue, W.i. 
Phone : Gerrard 2474. 602 seats. Con- 
tinuous. Booked at H.O. Two changes 
weekly. Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. Phone : Wan- 
stead 0788. Station, George Lane, South 
Woodford. 

WOOD GREEN, N. 

Empire (we). — Wood Green Empire Ltd., 
Coliseum Buildings, London,W.C.2. 1,811 seats, 
Booked at H.O. Twice nightly, Varieties week- 
days; Films Sundays. Proscenium width, 43 ft. 
Stage, 37 ft. deep. Phone : Bowes Park 4801 

Gaumont Palace (ba). — Prop., Associated 
Provincial Picture Houses, Ltd., 123, Regent 
Street, W.i. 2,556 seats. Prices, is. to 
2S. gd. Booked at H.O. Stage dressing- 
rooms. Cafe. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 96 

Rex Cinema (rca), Station Road. — Props., 
Gaywood Cinemas, Ltd., 130, High Holborn, 
London, W.C.i. Phone : Holborn 8928. 700 
seats. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. Proscenium width, 30 ft. 
Phone : Bowes Park i860. Station, Wood 
Green, L.N.E.R. 

WOOLWICH, S.E. 

Cinema (we), Beresford Square. — Prop., H. P. 
Selwyn. 900 seats. Booked at Hall. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, is. to 2s. 6d. Proscenium 
width, 24 ft. Phone : Woolwich 0225 
Station, Woolwich Arsenal, S.R. 

Granada, Povvis Street. Phone : Woolwich 
2678. Cafe attached. Props., The Granada 
Theatres, Ltd., 36, Golden Square, W.i. 
Phone : Gerrard 3554. 

Hippodrome. — Props., Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd., 30/31, Golden Square, London, 
. W.i. (Closed.) 

Odeon (bth). — Props., Odeon Properties, Ltd.- 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London 
W.C.i. Phone : Temple Bar 4333. Con: 
tinuous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Phone : 
Woolwich 2255. 

Palace (b.t.h.), New Road. — Prop., S. J. Huff 
450 seats. (Closed). 

Premier Electric Theatre (we), Powis Street. 
— Prop., H. P. Selwyn, The Cinema, Beresford 
Square, Woolwich, 900 seats. Proscenium 
width, 25 ft. Phone : Woolwich 0560. 
(Closed.) 



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ABERBARGOED in.-,, Pop. 6,000. 
Roy's Kinema (Kamm), Commercial Street. — 
Prop., L. R. Churchill. 242 seats. Prices gd. 
to is. 6d. Once nightly. Booked at Cardiff. 
Proscenium width, 20ft. Dance hall attached. 
Phone, Bargoed 106. Station, Bargoed, 
G.W.R. Film Trailers by F.T.S. 

ABERCARN (Mom), Pop. 20,122. 

Cinema. — Phone, 46. Prop., Mrs. E. A. Jones, 
"The Firs," Abercarn, Phone 32. 

ABERGAVENNY (Mon.), Pop. 8,608 

Coliseum (we), Lion Street. — Prop., Aberga- 
venny Coliseum Co., Ltd. 688 seats. Booked 
at Cardiff. Continuous. Prices, iod. to 2s. 6d. 
Proscenium width, 25 ft. Phone 33, Station, 
Abergavenny, G.W.R. 

Pavilion (we), Monk St., Props., Abergavenny 
Coliseum Co., Ltd., Lion St. 556 seats. Prices, 
iod. to 2s. 6d. Continuous. Booked at 
Cardiff. Phone, ^3. Station, Abergavenny, 
G.W.R. 

ABERSYCHA H (Mon), Pop. 25,627. 

Capitol (ba) (late Empire'. — Prop., Pontypool 
Theatres, Ltd., Deauville, Rumney Hill, 
Cardiff. Phone, St. Mellons, 341. 338 seats. 
Booked at H.O., Cardiff. Continuous. Prices, 
yd. to is. 6d. Phone, Pontypool 24. Station, 
Abersychan, S.W.R. 

ABERTtLLERY (Mon), Pop. 31,799. 

Empress Cinema (Sound Ltd.). — Prop., Abertil- 
lery Theatres, Ltd., Pavilion, Abertillery. 955 
seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 

Gaiety (Sound Ltd.) — Prop., Abertillery 
Theatres, Ltd., Pavilion, Abertillery. 1,200 
seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. Phone, 
Abertillery 3. Station, Abertillery, G.W.R. 

Metropole (Kamm). — Prop., Abertillery 
Theatres, Ltd., Pavilion, Abertillery. 800 
seats. Booked at H.O. Closed. 

Palace (Sound Ltd.). — Prop., Abertillery 
Theatres, Ltd. Booked at H.O. 1263 seats. 

Pavilion Theatre (Sound Ltd.) — Prop., Aber- 
tillery Theatres, Ltd., Pavilion, Abertillery. 
974 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
Phone, Abertillery 3. Station, Abertillery. 

ABINGDON (Berks), Pop. 7,240. 
Regal (btp). — Props., Union Cinemas, Ltd. 
Managed by Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 
30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
7887. 893 seats. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 
Phone, Abingdon 322. 



ACCRINGTON (Lancs), Pop. 42,973. 

Empire (we), Edgar Street. — Prop., Victory 
Theatres, Ltd. Gen. Man. Arthur Peel. 
728 seats. Three shows daily. Prices, iod. to 
2S. 6d. Phone, Accrington 2350. Station, 
Accrington, L.M.S. 

King's Hall (Morrison), Whalley Road. — Prop., 
John Hamer. 426 seats. Two ^hows nightly 
"Mat., Sat. Two changes weekly, 
at Manchester. Prices 6d. to gd. Booked 
ium width, 17 ft. Phone, 2431. 

Palace (we). — Prop., Victory Theatres 
(Accrington), Ltd. 803 seats. Three shows 
daily. Prices, iod. to 2s. 6d. 

Princes Theatre (we), Edgar Street. — Prop., 
Victory Theatres, Ltd. Gen. Man., Arthur 
Peel. 840 seats. Three shows daily. Prices, 
iod. to 2s. 6d. Phone, Accrington 2701. 

Odeon (we), Broadway. — Props., Odeon 
Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Ba 
4333- Prices, is. to 2s. 6d. Continuous. Cafr 
Phone, 3231. e 

Ritz (btp). — Prop., Wilson and Barlow, Church 
Street, Accrington. 775 seats. Booked at 
Commercial Works, Church, near Accrington, 
Phone, 2576. Twice nightly and matinee. 
Prices, 6d. to 9d. Proscenium width, 17 ft. 
Cafe. Phone, Accrington 2464. Station, 
Accrington, L.M.S. 

AODLESTONE (Surrey), Pop. 8,098. 

Plaza (we), Station Road. — Props., Southern 
Cinemas, Ltd., 36, Kingsway, W.C.2. Phone, 
Holborn 3282. 314 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Mats, daily. Two changes 
weekly. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Phone, Wey- 
bridge 1373. Station, Addlestone, S.R. 
ADLINGTON (Lancs), Pop. 4,179. 

Cinema (we), Railway Road. — Prop., The 
Cinema (Adlington), Ltd., Wellfield Mill, 
Whalley Road, Clayton-le-Moors, Phone, 
Ace. 2054. 395 seats. Booked at H.O. One 
show nightly, 2 shows Saturday. Prices, 7d. 
to is. Phone, Adlington 320. Station 
Adlington, L.M.S. 

ALCESTER (Warwick), Pop. 2,259. 

Regent Cinema (ba) (Duosonic), High Street, 
— Props., Alcester Picture House, Ltd., 
38, Edward Street, West Bromwich. Phone, 
0607. 301 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
Mat. Sat., Mon. and Thurs. Prices 6d. to 
is. gd. Proscenium width 16 ft. Phone, 
Alcester 60. Station, Alcester, L.M.S. and 
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ALDEBURGH (Suffolk), Pop. 2,480. 
Picture House, High Street. — Prop., Alde- 
burgh Cinema and Amusements, Ltd. 400 
seats. One show nightly. Two changes 
weekly. Phone, Aldeburgh 37. Station. 
Aldeburgb, L.N.E.R. 

ALDERLEY EDGE (Cheshire), Pop. 2,500. 
Regal Cinema (btp).— Props., Cowley Enter- 
tainments, Ltd., Lansdowne House, Swadlin- 
cote, Burton-on-Trent. Phone, Swadlincote 
7298. 500 seats. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Booked 
at Manchester. Continuous. Phone, 2216. 
Station, Alderley Edge. 

ALDERNEY (C.I.) 

Lyceum. — Prop., Lou Morris, 52, Shaftesbury 
Avenue, London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 1668. 

ALDERSHOT (Hants), Pop 34,281. 
Alexandra (we). — Prop., Odeon Theatres, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Phone, Aldershot 356. 
Station, Aldershot Town, S.R. 

Empire (we). — Prop., Empire (Aldershot), Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London. 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous, 
Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Phone, Aldershot 760. 
Caf6 attached. Station, Aldershot, S.R. 

Garrison Theatre (we), Queen's Avenue. — 
Lessee, Chas. Darby. 500 seats. Booked at 
Scala Theatre, Farnborough. Twice nightly . 
Prices, 6d. to is. Cafe attached. Phone, 
Aldershot 482. Station, Aldershot Town. 

Pavilion (we), High Street. — Prop., Odeon 
Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.i. Phone Temple Bar 
4333- Continuous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 
Phone, Aldershot 567. Station, Aldershot, 
S.R. 

Palace Picture Theatre (we), Station Road, 
— Props., Aldershot Picture Palace, Ltd. 
708 seats. Two changes weekly. Prices, gd. 
to 3s. 6d. Continuous daily. 

Ritz (bth). — Props., Union Cinemas, Ltd., 
Managed by Associated British Film Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i, 
Phone, Gerrard 7887. Continuous. 1747 seats. 
C ali- attached. Phone, Aldershot 55. Station, 
Aldershot, S.R. 

ALDRIDGE (Staffordshire), Pop. 3,193. 
Avion Super Cinema (bth). Anchor Road. — 
Props., Aldridge Cinema, Ltd. 1,000 seats. 
Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Continuous from 2 p.m. 
daily. Films booked at Hall. Occasional 
Variety. Stage, 30 ft. x 15 ft. ; two dressing- 
rooms. Phone, Aldridge 52312. 

ALFORD Lincs.), Pop. 2,227. 

Ritz (Morrison).— Prop., Ritz (Alford) Ltd. 
Booked in London. 240 seats. Once nightly, 
Tues., Wed., Thurs., Twice Mon., Fri. and 
Sat. Prices gd. to, 2s. 3d. Proscenium 
width, 13 ft. Phone, Alford 75. Station 
Alford Town, L.N.E.R. 

ALFRETON (Derbyshire), Pop. 21,232. 

Empire (we). — 700 seats. Occasional Varietv. 

Booked at H.O., Commerce Chambers, Elite 

Bldgs., Nottingham. Phone, Nottingham 

2273/4. Continuous. Two shows Sat. Phone, 

Alfreton 146. Station, Alfreton. 
Metro Cinema (bth), Newton. — Prop. G.S: 

Clark, 66, High Street, Tibshelf, Phone 261'. 

Continuous. 300 seats. Prices, 9d. to is. 9d. 

Proscenium width, 20 it. Booked at Hall. 

Ptosft, Tibshelf 258, Film Transport. 



Odeon (bth), High Street. — Props., Odeon 
Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333- Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. 
Phone, Alfreton 44. 

ALLENDALE (Northumberland), Pop. 3,012. 
The Cinema (Imperial). — Prop., Bert C. Young, 
6, Melville Street, Edinburgh. 202 seats. One 
show Mon., Tues., Wed. and Fri., two on Sat. 
Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Phone, 260. Booked at 
H.O. Station, Allendale, L.N.E.R. 

ALNWICK (Northumberland), Pop. 

6,882. 

Corn Exchange (we). — Prop, and Res. Man., 
J. H. Sanderson. 670 seats. Booked at 
Newcastle. Twice nightly. Phone, Aln- 
wick 51. Station, Alnwick, L.N.E.R. 

Playhouse (we). — Prop., Alnwick Playhouse 
Ltd. 1,100 seats. Booked at Newcastle. 
Pricjs, 7d. to is. gd. Proscenium width, 22 ft. 
Stage, 18 ft. deep ; four diessing-rooms. 
Continuous. Fhone 122. 

ALRESFORD (Hants). 

Civic Cinema. 

ALSTON (Cumberland), Pop. 3,344. 
Cinema (Electrccord). — Prop., Nelson and 
Nicholson. 300 seats. Booked by F. H. 
Nicholson at Hill. Occasional variety. One 
show Thurs., two on Sat. Prices, 20. to is, 
Proscenium width, 20 ft. Stage, 12 ft. deep, 
two dressing-rooms. Dance Hall attached. 

ALTON (Hants), Pop. 6,172. 

Palace (we). — Prop., B. and R. Hyman, 
825 seats. Booked at Hall. Continuous. 
Prices, 6d. to is. 6d. Phone Alton 103. 

ALTRINCHAM (Cheshire), Pop. 21,356. 

Cinema House (we), Willowtree Road. — 
Prop., Hale Pictures, Ltd., 74, Corporation 
Street .Manchester. Phone. Blackfriars 2708. 
890 seats. Booked at Harold Smith, Queens', 
Hollingwood. Phone, FAI 1947. Continuous. 
Prices, is. 3d. to 2s. 3d. Phone, Altrincham 
2218. Cheshire Lines, Hale. 

Hippodrome (rca). — Props., T. Hargreaves 
(Altrincham), Ltd. 1,000 seats. Booked at 
Hall. Continuous. Prices, 8d. to is. 4d. 
Proscenium width, 27 ft. Phone, 0331. 

Picture Theatre (we), Stamford New Road. 
— Prop., Altrincham Picture Theatre, Ltd., 
Imperial Buildings, 7, Oxford Road, Man- 
chester. Phone, Ardwick 2226. 985 seats. 
Prices gd. to is. 9d. Continuous. Booked at 
H.O. Proscenium width, 35 ft. 6 in. approx. 
Phone, Altrincham 0800. Station, Altrincham, 
M.S. 

Regal Super Cinema (.bth). — Props., Union, 
Cinemas, Ltd. Managed by Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. Booked 
at H.O. 1,786 seats. Continuous. Phone, 
Altrincham 2626. Cafe attached. Stations, 
Broadheath, Navigation Road, Altrincham, 
L.M.S. 

AMBLESIDE (Westmorland), Pop. 2,343. 
The Cinema (rca). — Prop, and Man., Frank 
Townson, Millans Terrace. 400 seats. Booked 
at Hall. Twice nightly. Prices, 7d. to 2s. 3d. 
Phone, Ambleside 2gs. Station, Windermere, 
L.M.S. Films by Film Transport Service. 

AMERSHAM (nr. Chesham), (Bucks). Pop. 
4,220. 

Regent (we). — Prop., Shipman & King., 
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Phone, Temple Bar 5077. Booked at H.O. 
Stage 30 ft. deep. Prosceniurr width, 27 ft. 
Phone, Ai.ersham 470. 

AMESBURY (Wilts), Pop. 2,832. 
Plaza Theatre (awh). — Prop., Duncan & Co. 
500 seats. Booked at Hall. Continuous 
nightly. Mat., Sat. Occasional Variety. 
Prices, iod. to 2s. 7d. Proscenium width, 
24 ft. Stage, 16 ft. deep. Cafe. Phone, 
Amesbury 2254. Station, Amesbury, S.R. 

AMPTHILL (Beds), Pop. 2,167. 
Zonita Cinema (ba), Bedford Street. — Props., 
Cox Cinema Co., Ltd., Regal House, Biggles- 
wade. Phone, 2230. 660 seats. Prices, is. 
to 3s. 6d. Evenings continuous ; Mats. Tues., 
Thurs. and Sat. Booked at H.O. Proscenium 
width, 30 ft. Phone, 18. Station, Ampthill, 
L.M.S. 

ANDOVER (Hants), Pop. 9,692. 

Odeon (bth), Junction Road. — Prop., Odeon 
Theatres, Ltd.. Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.I. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333- Continuous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 
Phone, Andover 2808. 

Savoy (rca), London Street. — Props., Savoy 
(Andover), Ltd. 1,004 seats. Prices, is. to 
3s. 6d. Continuous. Booked by M. Overmass, 
43, High Street, Andover. Proscenium width, 
36 ft. Phone, 2624. Station, Andover, S.R. 

Rex (gb), near Market Place. — Prop., Andover 
Cinema Theatre Co., Ltd. 500 seats. Booked 
by M. Overmass, 43, High Street, Andover. 
Continuous from 2 p.m. Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. 
Proscenium width, 24 ft. Stage, approxi- 
mately 30 ft. deep. Three dressing-rooms. 
Phone, Andover 2092. Station, Andover 
Junction, S.R. 

ANNFIELD PLAIN (co. Durham), Pop. 
15,922. 

King's Pavilion (btp). — Prop., Craven Bros. 
830 seats. Continuous. Two changes weekly. 
Prices, 6d. to is. 3d. Phone, Annfield Plain 22. 

ANNITSFORD (Northumberland), Pop. 
1.200. 

Cora Cinema (we). — Props., Reno Cinemas, 
Ltd., 2, Prudhoe Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne. 
423 seats. One show nightly. Two on Sat. 
Prices, 9d. to is. 6d. Phone, Dudley 221. 
Station, Annitsford, L.N.E.R. 

ANSTEY (Leics.1, Pop. 3,500. 

Coronet (Gyrotone). — Props., G. G. Baum and 
J. Fisher, Rock Cinema, Mountsorrel. Phone, 
Rothby 164. 320 seats. Prices, 6d. to 
is. gd. Nightly. Booked at H.O. Proscen- 
ium width, 30 ft. Phone, Anstey 279. 
Station, Anstey, L.M.S. 

Regent Cinema (iss), Forest Gate. — Prop., 
L. Rodwell, 2, Ellis Street, Anstey. Phone, 
Anstey in. Once nightly. Continuous Sat. 
from 5 p.m. Mat., Mon. and Sat. 304 seats. 
Prices, 9d. to is. gd. Booked at Hall. Pro- 
scenium width, 24 ft. Phone, Anstey 111. 
Station, Leicester. Films per transport. 

APPLEBY (Westmorland), Pop. 1,618. 
Cosy Kinema (awh). — Props., Teasdale Cinemas, 
Ltd., Hippodrome, Bishop Auckland. 450 
seats. One show nightly, two Sat.. Prices, 
iod. to 2S. 3d. Booked at H.O. Station. 
Appleby, L.N.E.R. 

APPLEDORE (N. Devon), Pop. 3,000. 
Gaiety Cinema (Gyrotone). — Prop., C, G. 
Horton. 300 seats. Booked at Hall. ( <>u- 



tinuous. Prices, iod. to 2S. id. Proscenium 
width, 17 ft. Station, Bideford. 

ARLE8EY (Beds), Pop. 2,170. 

Cosy Cinema (Gyrotone). — Prop., T. Cooper, 
3, Garden Road, Buntingford, Herts. Once 
nightly, three shows Sat. 180 seats. Prices, 
is. to 2s. Booked at Buntingford. Road 
Transport. Cambs. and District Transport Co. 

Premier Cinema (Morrison). — (Closed.) 

ARLEY (Coventry), Pop. 6,000. 

Grand Cinema (awh). — Prop., Mrs. F. R. 
Hunt, Glenbrook, Glensill Lane, Anstey, 
Leicester. Phone, Anstey 261. 332 seats. 
Prices, iod. to 2S. 3d. 7d. and iod. Matinees. 
Phone, Fillongley 249. One show nightly. 
Mats. Tues., Thurs., Sat. and Sun. Booked 
at H.O. 

ARNOLD (Notts), Pop. 14,470. 

Bonington Theatre (bth). — Prop., Jos. 

Wardle, Bentwell House, Arnold. Phone, 

No. 68145. 900 seats. Booked at H.O. 

Continuous. Prices, 7d. to is. 3d. Station, 

Daybrook, L.N.E.R. 
King's Theatre (bth). — Props., Jos. Wardle, 

Bentwell House, Arnold, Notts. Phone, Arnold 

68145. 600 seats. Continuous. Booked at 

H .O. I rices, 7d. to is. 

ARUNDEL (Sussex), Pop. 2,742. 
Arun Cinema (rca). — Prop., Rickenya, Ltd., 
75, Grosvenor Street, London, W.i. Phone, 
Mayfair 6882. 458 seats. Prices, 9d. to 2s. 3d. 
Continuous. Booked at H.O. Phone, 

Arundel 2237. Station, Arundel, S.R. 

ASCOT (Berks.), Pop. 4,000. 
Hermitage Cinema (bth), High Street. — 
London & Provincial Cinemas, Ltd., 150, 
Southampton Row, London, W.C.I: Phone, 
Terminus 5155. 528 seats. Prices, is. to 3s. 
Continuous. Booked at H.O. Phone, Ascot 
448. Station, Ascot, S.R. 

ASHBOURNE (Derby), Pop. 4,507 
Elite Cinema (ba), Market Place. — Prop., 
Frank S. Bromwich. 550 seats. Booked at 
Hall. Continuous. Mat., Mon., Thurs. and 
Sat. Prices, 7d. to 2s. 3d. Proscenium width, 
21 ft. Phone, Ashbourne 121. Station, 
L.M.S. and Film Transport. 
Empire (ba). — Prop., Frank S. Bromwich. 
Elite Cinema, Ashbourne. 400 seats. Once 
nightly, Mon. to Fri.; Mat. Sat., and continu- 
ous from 6 p.m. Prices, 5d. to is. gd. Booked 
at Elite Cinema, Ashbourne. Phone, 121. 
Proscenium width, 18 ft. Station, L.M.S., 
and Film Transport. 

ASHBURTON (Devon). Pop. 2,362. 

Cinema (ba). — Prop., E. L. Honour, Polhawn 
Fort, Cawsand, Cornwall. Phone, Millbrook 
341. 260 seats. Not continuous. Prices, is. 
to 2S. 3d. Booked at Millbrook. Films, F.T.S. 

ASHBY ( 1 1 r . Scunthorpe), (Lincs.), Pop. 6,000. 
Globe Cinema (ba Duosonic). — Prop., \V. H. 
Webster, Grand Theatre, Brigg, Lincs . 
Phone, Brigg 2131. 700 seats. Booked at 
Brigg Office. Continuous. Two changes 
weekly. Phone, 3318. Station, Scunthorpe, 
L.N.E.R. 

ASHBY-DE-LA-ZOUCH (Leics), Pop. 5,093. 
Savoy, Bath Street. — Prop., Ilkeston Cinema 

Co., Ltd., Bath Street, Ilkeston. 750 seats. 

(Under construction. ) 
Picture House (we).— Prop., Ilkeston Cinema 

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ASHBY-DE-LA-ZOUCH -continued. 

Phone, Ilkeston 17. 471 seats. Booked at 
King's P.H., Ilkeston. Twice nightly. Mat. 
Sat. Two changes weekly. Prices, 9d. to 
is. gd. Proscenium width, 20 ft. Phone, 
Ashby-de-la-Zouch 111. 

ASHFORD (Kent), Pop., 12,000. 

Cinema (we). — Prop., The Cinema (Ashford), 
Ltd. 1,000 seats. Booked at Hall. Continu- 
ous. Prices, gd. to 2s. 6d. Proscenium width, 
35 ft. Stage, 20 ft. deep. Three dressing 
rooms. Phone, Ashford 124, 

Odeon (bth). — Props., Odeon Properties, Ltd. 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Phone, Ashford 496 
Station, Ashford, S.R. 

ASHFORD (Middlx), Pop. 12,000. 

Astoria (rca), Church Road. — Props., Perrin 
and Perrin. 1,140 seats. Prices, is. to 3s. 
Continuous Booked at Hall. Proscenium 
width, 48 ft. Cafe and Dance Hall attached 
Phone, 2571. Station, Ashford, Middx. 

ASHINGTON (Northumberland), Pop. 
29,418. 

Buffalo Cinema (bth), Station Road. — Prop., 
Wallaw Pictures, Ltd. Man. Dir., W. 
Lawson. Continuous, once on Sunday. 
Prices, 7d. to is. 6d. Phone, Ashington 31. 

Hippodrome (Duosonic), Newbiggin Road.-- 
Prop., Wallaw Pictures, Ltd., Wallaw Build- 
ings, Woodhorn Road, Ashington. Phone, 
31. 820 seats. Booked at H.O. Twice 
nightly. One show Sunday. Prices, 7d. to 
is. 9<i. Proscenium width, 26 ft. Phone, 
Ashington 12a. Station, North Seaton, 
L.N.E.R. 

Pavilion Theatre (bth). — Prop., Wallaw 
Pictures, Ltd. Man. Dir., W. Lawson. 
Continuous. 1,100 seats. Prices, 7d. to 
is. 9d. Phone, Ashington 6. Station, 
Ashington, L.N.E.R. 

Regal Theatre (we), Station Road. — Props. 
Wallaw Pictures, Ltd. Man. Dir., W. Lawson. 
1,422 seats. Booked at H.O., Woodhorn 
Road. Twice nightly, once on Sun. Prices, 
7d. to is. gd. 

Wallaw Cinema. — Prop., Wallaw Pictures, 
Ltd., Wallaw Buildings, Ashington, North- 
umberland. 1,000 seats. Phone 31. 

ASHTON-IN-MAKERFIELD (Lancs), Pop. 
20,541. 

Palace (btp), Bryn Street. — Prop., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30/31, Golden Square, 
W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 4C2 seats 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Phone, Ashton- 
in Makerfield 7304. 

Queen's Picture House (we). — Prop., 
Ashton-in- Makerfield Picture House Co., Ltd. 
868 seats. Continuous Mon. to Fri. Twice 
nightly Sats. Two changes weekly. Phone, 
Ashton-in-Makerfield 7166. 

Scala Cinema (we), Heath Road. — Props., 
Doman Enterprises, Ltd., 11 /13, Victoria 
Street, Liverpool. 550 seats. Twice nightly. 
Mat., Mon. and Thurs. Prices, 6d. to is. gd. 
Booked by W. J. Speakman, 126, Bold Street, 
Liverpool. Proscenium width, 22 ft. Stage, 
10 ft. Three dressing-rooms. Phone. Ashton 
7337- 

ASHTON-UNDER-LYNE (Lancs), Pop. 
51,573. 

Empire Super Cinema (btp). — Props., Union 
Cinemas, Ltd. Managed by Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 



London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous. 1,543 seats. Phone, 
Ashton-under-Lyne 2og5. 

Gaumont (we), Old Street. — Prop., Provincial 
Cinematograph Theatres, Ltd., New Gallery 
House, Regent Street, W.i. Phone, Regent 
8080. 1,233 seats. Booked at H.O. Con- 
tinuous evenings, Mats., daily. Prices, iod. to 
2S. 3d. Proscenium width, 35 ft. Stage, 18 ft.; 
three dressing-rooms. Phone, Ashton 1993. 

Picture Pavilion (we), Old Street. — Props., 
Pavilion (Ashton-under-Lyne), Ltd. 1,300 
seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. Prices, 
is. to 2S. Proscenium width, 35 ft. Phone, 
Ashton 1895. 

Queen's Electric Theatre (we), Wellington 
Road. — Prop., Queen's Cinema (Ashton- 
under-Lyne), Ltd. go5 seats. Seventeen 
shows weekly. Two changes weekly. Prices, 
4d. to is. Phone, Ashton 2375. 

Roxy (bth). — Props., Roxy Cinema (Ashton), 
Ltd. 1,154 seats. Prices, iod. to is. gd. Con- 
tinuous. Mats., Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Sat. 
Booked at Mayfair Cinema, Whitefield, 
Manchester. Proscenium width, 36 ft. Two 
dressing-rooms. Phone, 151 1. Charleston 
Station. 

Stamford Cinema (ba). — Props., B. & S 
Cinemas (Audenshaw) Ltd., 126, Bold Street, 
Liverpool. Phone, Royal 2272. 480 seats. 
Prices 7d. to is. 9d. Continuous. Booked at 
Liverpool. Phone, Denton 2550. Station, 
Guide Lane. 

Star Picture Theatre (bth), Church Street. 
Prop., W. G. Stansfield. 644 seats. Con- 
tinuous. Pictures and occasional Varietv. 
Three changes weekly. Prices, 4d. to iod. 
Proscenium width, 40 ft. Stage, 10 ft. deep. 
Two dressing-rooms. Phone, 1124. 

Theatre Royal (btp). — Lessees, The Theatre 
Royal (Ashton-under-Lyne). 1,300 seats. 

ASKERN, nr. Doncaster (Yorks), Pop. 6,000. 
Picture House (we). — Prop., Star Cinemas 
(London), Ltd., Star House, Bank Street, 
Castleford. Phone, 2618, 2619. 784 seats. 
Twice nightly. Booked at H.O. Prices, iod. 
to is. gd. Phone, Askern 276. Films by 
Motor Transport. 

ASPATRIA (Cumberland), Pop. 3,239. 

Palace Cinema (ba). — Props., C. H. Over and 
Sons, Market Square, Aspatria. 500 seats. 
Booked at Newcastle. Picture and Variety, 
Twice nightly. Two changes weekly. Prices. 
6d. to is. Stage 16 ft. deep. Two dressing 
rooms. Phone, Aspatria 15. 

ASTLEY (Lancs) .Pop. 3,900. 

The Cinema (btp). — Props., Vickers Enter- 
tainments, Ltd., 23, King Street, Wigan. 
Phone„ Wigan 44513. 501 seats. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. Proscenium width 25 ft. 
Phone, Atherton 299. Station, Tyldeslev, 
I .M.S. 

ATHERSTONE (Warwick), Pop 5,700. 

Picturedrome (awh). — Prop., R. W. F. Sankey, 
" Bucks Cross," Fenny Drayton, Nr. Nun- 
eaton. 389 seats. Continuous. Prices 9d. 
to is. 6d. Booked at Hall. Proscenium 
width, 26 ft. Phone, Atherstone 3210. 
Station, Atherstone, L.M.S. 

Regal Cinema (rca). — Props., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 744 
seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. Phone, 
Atherstone 2220. Station, Atherstone, L.M.S. 

ATHERTON (Lancs), Pop. 19,985. 

Palace (btp), Market Street. — Prop., Eagle 
Picturedromes, Ltd. Booked by T. C. 



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Robinson. Twice nightly. Two changes 
weekly. Prices, 9d. tc is. gd. Phone, 
Atherton 57. 
Savoy (-ye).— Props., Eagle Picturedromes, 
Ltd., County Playhouse, King Street, Wigan. 
T. C. Robinson. 814 seats. Prices, gd. to 
is. gd. Twice nightly. Phone, Atherton 57. 

ATTLEBOROUGH (Norfolk), Pop. 2,513. 
Regal Cinema. — Prop., Bostock Cinema Circuit 
45, Chevallier Street, Ipswich. 258 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Once nightly, two shows 
Sat. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. 

AUDLEY (Staffs), Pop. 5,000. 

The Palace (btp), Hall Street. — Prop., 
E. M. Plant, "The Laurels," King's 
Avenue, Wolstanton. Phone, Newcastle 
67166. 350 seats. Booked at The Laurels, 
King's Avenue, Wolstanton. Continuous. 
Prices, 5d. to is. gd. Films by Road Trans- 
port. Station, Longport. 

AXMINSTER (Devon), Pop. 2,320. 
Plaza (late Guildhall) (ba). — Prop., Dor- 
chester Cinema Co., Ltd., Plaza, Dorchester. 
Phone, 488. 514 seats. Booked at Shute 
Haye, Walditch, Dorset. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 
Continuous week-days and Sat. One show Sun. 
Stage, 26 ft. ; two dressing-rooms. Dance 
Hall. Phone, Axminster 2123. Station, 
Axminster, S.R. 

AYLESBURY (Bucks), Pop. 13,382. 

Odeon (bth), Cambridge Street. — Prop., Odeon 
Properties, Ltd., Albion House, 5g, New- 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone Temple 
Bar 4333. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Continuous. 
Phone, Aylesbury 660. 

Pavilion (rca), High Street. — Prop., London & 
District Cinemas, Ltd., Capitol Cinema, 
Church Street, Epsom, Surrey. 1,234 seats. 
Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Booked at H.O. Con- 
tinuous. Two changes weekly. Phone : 
Aylesbury 242. 

AYLSHAM (Norfolk), Pop. 2,266. 
County Cinema (bth), Phone, Aylsham 266. — 

Props., Aylsham Cinema Co., Ltd., 45, 

Dereham Road, Norwich. Phone 248g4. 

443 seats. Booked at H.O. Films per 

N. & D. Transport. 
New Cinema (Kalee). — Prop., A. A. B. Chipper. 

480 seats. Prices, gd. to 2s. 3d. Once 

nightly, except Wed. Sunday opening. 

Booked at Hall. Phone, Nonington 262. 

Station, Aylsham Halt. 



BaCUP (Lanos), Pop. 20,000. 



Empire (we). — Prop., Jackson's Amusements, 
Ltd., Newgate Chambers, Rochdale. Phone, 
4451. 927 seats. Continuous from 6 p.m. ; 
twice nightly Sat. ; mats., Mon., Tues., Thur. 
and Sat. Prices, is. to is. gd. Booked at 
Rochdale. Stage and seven dressing-rooms. 
Phone, Bacup I5g. 

Regal Super Cinema (we), Burnley Road. — 
Prop., The Valley Entertainments (Water- 
foot), Ltd. g6o seats. Twice nightly. 
Prices, is. to 2s. Proscenium, 45 ft. Phone, 
Bacup 104. 

BACKWORTH (Northumberland), Pop. 
2,350. 

Miners Theatre (awh). — Props., A. & R. 

Henderson. 33, Front Street. Annetsford, 

Dudley, R.S.O. 400 seats. Prices, 4d. to 



iod. Films and occasional Variety. Booked 
at Hall and Newcastle. Proscenium width, 
16 ft. Stage, 12 ft. ; two dressing-rooms. 

BAGSHOT (Surrey), Pop. 5.000, 
Princes Cinema (bth), High Street. — Prop., 
Border (Berks) Cinemas, Ltd. 355 seats. 
Booked at 53, West Hill, Wembley Park, 
Middx. Continuous. Prices, gd. to 2s. 3d. 
Phone, Bagshot ig5. Station, Bagshot, S.R. 

BAILDON (Yorks .), Pop. 6,528. 

Cinema, Northgate, — Props., Baildon Cinema 
Co., Ltd., Central Chambers, Briggate. 
Phone. Shipley 2g74. 550 seats. Prices, is. to 
is. gd. Continuous. Proscenium width 25 ft. 
Booked at H.O. Phone Shipley 3102. Station, 
Shipley, L.M.S. 

BAKEWELL (Derby), Pop. 3,012. 
Picture House (we), Haddon Road. — Prop., 
Holrtwood Picture Palace Co., Ltd., Gray- 
friars, Bakewell Road, Matlock. Phone, 
Matlock 72. 655 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Prices, 7d. to 2s. 3d. Proscenium 
width, 38 ft. Phone, Bakewell 144. 

BALDOCK (Herts), Pop. 3,171. 
Astonia (rca). — Prop., N. A. Ayres. 810 seats. 
Continuous. Prices is. 6d. to 2s. gd. Phone, 
Baldock 66. Cafe attached. Station, Bal- 
dock. Films by Herts, and Beds. Transport. 

BAMBER BRIDGE (Lancs). 

Empire Cinema (ba), Clayton Street. — Prop., T 
Aspden, Kenmuir, Preston New Road, Samles- 
bury, Nr. Blackburn. 400 seats. Once nightly. 
Phone, Bamber Bridge 85365. Booked at 
H.O. Station, Bamber Bridge. 

BANBURY (Oxford), Pop. 13,953. 

Grand Theatre (Imperial), Broad Street. — 
Props., Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 
30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 7887. 837 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Phone, Banbury 2isg. Station, 
Banbury. 

Palace Theatre (ba), Market Square. — 
Props., LTnion Cinemas, Ltd. Managed by 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, 
Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
7887. 7g4 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
Phone, Banbury 2154. Station, Banbury, 
G.W.R., and Film Transport. 

Regal (rca), Horsefair. — Props., S. M. Super 
Cinemas, Ltd., Morris House, 1-5, Jermyn 
Street, London, S.W.I. Phone, Whitehall 
3242. 8g7 seats. Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. Con- 
tinuous. Booked at H.O. Phone, Banbury 
2071. Station, Banbury, G.W.R. 

BARKING (Essex), Pop. 51,277. 

Broadway Theatre (bth), Broadway. — 
Props., Broadway Cinema (Barking), Ltd., 
c/o 230, Whitechapel Road, E.i. Phone: 
Stamford Hill 1721. (Closed). 

Capitol (we). — Props., Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, 
W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,249 seats. 
Continuous. Booked at H.O Phone, Ripple- 
way 2702. 

Electric Theatre (we), Ripple Road. — 
Props., Rose and Bockner. 750 seats. Con- 
tinuous from 1 p.m. Two changes weekly. 
Prices, gd. to 2s. 3d. Phone, Rip. 2654. 

Odeon (rca). — Props., Odeon Theatres, Ltd., 
Albion House, 5g, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Con- 
tinuous. Prices is. to 3s. 6d. Phone, Ripple- 
way 2900. 

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BARLESTONE (Uics), Pop. 1,137. 

Cosy Cinema. — Thur. and Sat. only. Prices, 
4d. to is. 

BARNARD CASTLE (Co. Durham), Pop. 
3,883. 

Scala Cinema (we), 13, Galgate. — .Prop., 
M.B.C. Cinemas, Ltd. 500 seats. Booked at 
Hippodrome, Workington. Phone, 194. 

Twice nightly. Prices, yd. to is. gd. Phone, 
Barnard Castle 50. Cafe attached. Pro- 
scenium width 25 ft. Station, Barnard Castle, 
L.N.E.R. 

Victoria Hall (we). — Props., M.B.C. Cinemas 
Ltd., The Hippodrome, Workington. 500 
seats. Prices iod. and is. gd. Booked at 
H.O. Twice nightly. Proscenium width, 
22 ft. Phone 50. Stage depth, 26 ft. ; two 
dressing-rooms. Station, Barnard Castle. 

BARNET (Herts), Pop. 14,721. 

Barnet Cinema (we), High Street. — Prop., 
Odeon Properties Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 
2S. gd. Stage. Phone. Barnet 0677. 

Dominion (we). — East Barnet Cinemas, Ltd., 
788, Grove Hall Court, Hall Road, N.W.8. 
Phone, Maida Vale 6030. 1,000 seats. Prices, 
is. to 2S. 6d. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 
Phone, Barnet 4450. 

Odeon (bth), Great North Road. — Props., 
Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple 
Bar 4333. Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. Continuous. 
Phone, Barnet 4147. 

Regal Cinema (rca), Lytton Road. — Props., 
M. Myers. 500 seats. Continuous. Booked 
at Hall. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Proscenium 
width, 24 ft. Stage and two dressing-rooms. 
Phone, Barnet 3010. Station, New Barnet, 
L.N.E.R. Films by Road Transport. 

BARNOLDSWICK (Yorks), Pop. 11,915. 

Majestic Picture House (ba). — Prop., M. 
Hartley and Sons, Ltd., Market Buildings. 
Phone, Barnoldswick 122. 700 seats. One 
show nightly. Two on Sat. Two changes 
weekly. Prices, 8d. to is. 2d. Booked at 
Leeds. Dance hall attached. 

People's Palace (we). — Prop., M. Hartley and 
Sons, Ltd., St. James Square, Barnoldswick. 
Phone No. g8. 666 seats. Booked at Leeds. 
Once nightly. Two shows, Wed., three on 
Saturday. Occasional Variety. Prices, gd. 
to is. gd. Proscenium width, 20 ft. Stage 
20 ft. deep ; six dressing-rooms. Station, 
Barnoldswick, L.M.S. 

BARNS LEY (Yorks), Pop. 71,522. 

Alhambra (we), Doncaster Road. — Prop., 
Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 5g, New- 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, gd. 
to 2s. 3d. Phone, Barnsley 3736. 

Empire Cinema (ba), Eldon Street. — Prop., 
Gaumont British Picture Corpn. 1,148 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Prices, 7d. to 
2s. 3d. 

Globe Picture House (we), New Street. — 
Prop. Globe Picture House (Barnsley), Ltd. 
850 seats. Prices 6d. to 2s. 3d. Booked at 
Hall. Continuous. Daily Mat. Phone 3467, 
Station, Barnsley, L.M.S. 

Pavilion Picture Theatre (we). — Props., 
Mid-Yorkshire Entertainments, Ltd., 58, 
Street Lane, Leeds. Phone, Leeds 64352. 
1,452 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
Phone, Barnsley 2588. 

Princess Cinema (ba), Town End. — Con- 
tinuous, evenings ; Mat., Sat. Prop., C.iii- 
uiont British Picture Corpn., Ltd. 751 



seats. Booked at H.O. Prices, 6d. to is. 
Phone, Barnsley 3737. 

Ritz (we). — Props., Union Cinemas, Ltd. 
Managed by Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 7887. 2007 seats. Con- 
tinuous. Booked at H.O. Phone, Barnsley 
2567. Station, Barnsley, L.M.S. 

Savoy Cinema (bth), Lundwood. — Props., 
Lundwood Cinemas, Ltd., Stancliffe House, 
Grimethorp. Phone, Brierley 242. 682 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Prices, 6d. to is. Continu- 
ous Mon. to Fri. Two shows Sat. Proscenium 
width, 45 ft. Phone, Barnsley 2g63. Station, 
Cudworth, L.M.S. 

Star Picture House (ba). — Prop., Gilbert G 
Silverwood & Co., Cinema, Market Street' 
Hoyland, Nr. Barnsley. Phone, Hoyland 3299, 
450 seats. Prices, 5d. to iod. Booked at Hall. 
Continuous. Phone, 3360. Station, Barnsley 

BARNSTAPLE (Devon), Pop. 14,693. 

Gaumont Palace (Duosonic), Boutport Street 
— Prop., Albany Ward Theatres, Ltd, Midland 
Bank Chambers, Yeovil. Phone, 456. 1,112 
seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous from 
2 p.m. Prices, iod. to 2s. gd. Proscenium 
width, 40 ft. Phone, Barnstaple 25501 1. 
Stations, Barnstaple, G.W.R. 
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Regal, The Strand (bth). — Props., Regal 
(Barnstaple). Ltd. Continuous. Prices iod. 
to 2s. gd. Booked at Regal Cinema Offices, 
Barnstaple. Proscenium width, 30 ft. ; stage, 
20 ft. ; six dressing-rooms. Phone, 2002. 

BARROW-IN-FURNESS (Lancs), Pop. 
70,000. 

Coliseum (we), Abbey Road. — Props., Union 
Cinema, Ltd. Managed by Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, 
W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,070 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Phone, Barrow 5g8. Station, 
Barrow Central. 

Electric Theatre (bth), Dalton Road. — Props. 
Furness Electric Theatre Co., Ltd., 740 seats. 
Booked at Hall. Twice nightly. Mat., 
Sat. Two changes weekly. Prices, 5d. to 
is. 8d. Phone, Barrow 184. Station, Central, 
L.M.S. 

Gaiety (we), Abbey Road. — Props., Brennan's 
Cinemas, Ltd., 107, Duke Street, Barrow-in- 
Furness. Phone, 990. Separate houses. 1,000 
seats. Booked at Manchester. Prices, 6d. 
to 2S. id. Proscenium width, 22 ft. by 15 ft. 
Phone, Barrow 375. Station. Central, L.M.S. 

Odeon (we), Cavendish Street. — Props., Odeon 
Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Prices, gd. to 2s. 3d. 
Continuous. Phone 228. 

Palace Theatre (we), Duke Street. — Props., 
Union Cinemas, Ltd. Managed by Associated 
British Cinemas. Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,335 
seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. Phone, 
Barrow 418. Station, Barrow-in-Furness 
(Central), L.M.S. 

Pavilion Cinema(we). — Props., Union Cinemas, 
Ltd. Managed by Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd- 30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 7887. g44 seats. Continuous, 
Booked at H.O. Phone, 515. Station, Central. 
L.M.S. 

Regal (we), 47, Forshaw Street. — Props., 
Union Cinemas, Ltd. Managed by Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. g37 seats. 
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RiT2 (we).- Props., Union Cinemas, Ltd. 
i Managed by Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 
30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 78S7. Booked at H.O. 1,735 seats. 
Evenings, 5.30 to 10.30. Mats. 2.30 to 4.45 
daily. Phone, Barrow 999. 

Walney Theatre (btii). — Natal Road, Walney 
Island. — Props., Union Cinemas, Ltd. 
Managed by Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 
30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 7887. Continuous from 6.15 p.m. 
Mats. Mon. and Sat. 797 seats. Booked at 
H.O. Phone, Barrow 422. Station, Barrow- 
in-Furness (Central), L.M.S. Film Transport. 

BARTON-ON-HUIYIBER (Lings), Pop. 6,330. 

Oxford Picture Theatre (bth). — Prop., Cecil 
Whiteley. 540 seats. Booked at Hall. 
Once nightly, twice Saturday. Two changes 
weekly. Prices, 6d. to is. 3d. 

Star Theatre (awh). — 350 seats. Once nightly, 
twice Saturday. Booked at Hall. Stage, 12 
ft. deep ; two dressing-rooms. Prices, 6d. to 
is. Phone, Barton 109. Station, Barton-on- 
Humber, L.N.E.R. 

BARWELL (Leics.), Pop. 3,098. 
Empire (awh), 14, The Hallow, Earl Shilton. 
Props., Cooper's Cinemas, Ltd. 322 seats. 
Nightly. Prices, iod. to is. 9d. Booked by 
props. Proscenium width, 18 ft. Phone, 
3237. 

BASINGSTOKE (Hants), Pop. 13,862. 

Plaza (we). — 700 seats. Prop., Union Cinemas. 
Managed by Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 
30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 7887. 670 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Phone, Basingstoke 257. 

Savoy Theatre (btp), Wote Street. — Props., 
Basingham Theatres, Ltd., 75-77, Shaftesbury 
Avenue, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 1970. 710 
seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. Prices, 
is. to 3s. 6d. Phone, Basingstoke 133. Station, 
Basingstoke, S.R. 

Waldorf (we). — Props., Union Cinemas, Ltd. 
Managed by Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 
30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 7887. 863 seats. Continuous. Booked 
at H.O. Phone, Basingstoke 257. 

BASLOW WITH BUBNELL (Derby). 
Pop. 866. 

Stockwell Hall (Metropolitan). — 2coseats. 

BATH (Somerset), Pop. 72,000. 

Beau Nash Picture House (we). Westgate 
Street. — Props., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Sauare, London, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,084 seats. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous. Phone, Bath 4330. 
Station, Bath. 

Forum (we/, Southgate Street.— Props., Avon 
Cinema Co., Ltd., 9, Windsor Place. Phone, 
Cardiff 225. 2,000 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Pro- 
scenium width, 50 ft. Phone, Bath 4962. 
Cafe attached and Dance Hall. F.T.S. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 96 

Little Theatre (we). — Props., Little Theatre, 
(Bath), Ltd., 2, The Gables, Vale of Health, 
Hampstead, N.W.3. Booked at Hampstead. 
Continuous. 210 seats. Prices, is. to 2s. 
Proscenium width, 16 ft. Phone, Bath 4822. 
Station, G.W.R., and Road Transport. 

•Odeon (we), Southgate Street. — Props., Odeon 
Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 



4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 

Phone, Bath 3533. 
Palace Theatre. — Prop., W. S. Pearce. 800 

seats. Variety. Phone, Bath 2 161. 
Scala Cinema (we), Oldfield Park. — Props., 

Messrs. Beckett & Plank, Ltd., Barclays 

Bank Chambers, Pewsey, Wilts. Phone, 5020. 

808 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 

Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Station, Oldfield Park, 

G.W.R. 

BATLEY (Yorks), Pop. 40,000. 

Collins Cinema (we), Victoria Street, Batley, 
Carr. — Props., Bickler Cinemas, Ltd., 2iia, 
Harrogate Road, Leeds. Phone, 65986. 
Occasional Variety. Booked at Leeds. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, 5d. to is. 6d. Phone, Dews- 
bury 267. Stage. Station, Batley Carr, 
L.M.S. and L.N.E.R. 

Empire Cinema (we), St. James Street. — Props., 
H.R.H. Pictures, Lfd., Central Chambers, 
Briggate, Shipley. Phone, 2974. 927 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous Mon. to Fri. 
Two shows on Sat. Mats. Mon. and Sat. 
Two changes weekly. Prices, 7d. to is. gd. 
Proscenium width, 21 ft. 6 in. Phone, Batley 
412. Station, Batley. 

Plaza (we), Well Lane.— Props., J.O.G.S. 
Cinemas, 23, Albion Place, Leeds. Phone, 
Leeds 20691-2. 612 seats. Continuous. 
Prices, 7d. to 2S. 3d. Booked at H.O. Pro- 
scenium width, 22 ft. Phone, Batley 308. 
Station, Batley, L.M.S. 

Regent Picture House (we), Bradford Road, 
— Props., H. J. H. Pictures, Ltd., 780 seats. 
Prices, 7d. to is. gd. Booked at Glenroyal 
Cinema, Shipley. Continuous from 6 p.m. 
Two shows Sat. Mats., Tues. and Sat. 
Proscenium width, 22 ft. Phone, Batley 449. 
Station, Batley, F.T.S. 

Victoria Cinema (bth), Branch Rd., — Props., 
J.O.G.S. Cinemas, 23, Albion Place, Leeds. 
Phone, 2o6gi-2. 53g seats. Continuous. 
Prices 7d. to is. 6d. Booked at H.O. Station, 
Batley, L.M.S. 

BATTLE (Sussex). Pop. 2,891. 

Senlac (bth). — Props., Paxon & Chambers. 
496 seats. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Proscenium 
width, 33 ft. Continuous from 5.15 p.m., Wed. 
and Sat. from 2.15 p.m. Booked from Winter 
Garden, Eastbourne. Phone, Battle 302. 
Station, Battle. 

BAWTRY (Yorks), Pop. 1,220. 
Palace Cinema (ba). — Props., Palace Cinema 
(Bawtry), Ltd., 4, Tickhill Road, Doncaster. 
Phone, 53166. 561 seats. Continuous. Booked 
at Leeds. Prices, 7d. to is. gd. Phone, 
Bawtry 281. Station, Bawtry, L.N.E.R. 

BEACONSFIELD (Bucks). Pop. 4,843. 
Picture House (btp). — 500 seats. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Phone, Beaconsfield 248. 
Station, Beaconsfield, G.W.R. and L.N.E.R. 

BEBINGTON (Cheshire), Pop. 26,740. 

Regal. 

Rialto (we), Bebington Road. — Props., Bedford 
Cinemas (iga8), Ltd., 19, Castle Street, 
Liverpool, 2. Phone, Central 1544. 1.271 
seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. Pro- 
scenium width, 40 ft. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. 
Phone, Rock Ferry 1383. 

BECCLES (Suffolk), Pop. 6,544. 
Cinema (ba), Saltgate. — Props., Beccles Cinema 
Co., Ltd. 400 seats. Prices, gd. to 2s. 3d. 
Continuous Sat. Once nightly rest of week. 
Booked at Hall. Proscenium width, 24 ft. 
Stage, 12 ft. deep : two dressing-rooms. 
Phone, 2166. Station, Beccles, L.N.E.R. 



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BECCLES— continued. 

Regal Theatre (we), Ballygate. — Props., 
Beccles Cinema Co., Ltd. 680 seats. Booked 
at Hall. Continuous. Twice on Sat. Mats., 
Wed. and Sat. Prices, pd. to 2s. gd. Pro- 
scenium width, 30 ft. Phone, Beccles 133. 

BECKENHAM (Kent), Pop. 43,834. 

deon, Croydon Road, Elmers End. — Props., 
Odeon Properties, Ltd., Albion House, 59, 
New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Cpntinuous. Prices, is. 
to 2s. 9d. Phone, Beckenham 5081. 
Regal (we), High Street. — ■ Props., Union 
Cinemas, Ltd. Managed by Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 3031, Golden Square, 
London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,933 
seats. Continuous. Booked at H.O. Cafe and 
Dance Hall attached. Phone, Beckenham 
1171. Stations, Clock House or Beckenham 
Junction, S.R. 

BECONTREE (Essex), Pop. (including 
Dagenham) estimated 130,000. 

Odeon (rca), Green Lane, Chadwell Heath. — 
Props., Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, 
is. to 2S. gd. Phone, Seven Kings 2302. 
Station, Chadwell Heath. 

BEDALE (Yorks), Pop. 1,400. 
Assembly Rooms. — Occasional shows. 200 
seats. 

BEDFORD (Beds), Pop. 40,573. 

Empire (we). — Props., Granada (Bedford), 

Ltd., 36, Golden Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 

3554. Phone, Bedford 3848. Station, Bedford. 
Granada (rca), St. Peters. — Props., Granada 

(Bedford), Ltd., 36, Golden Square, W.i. 

Phone, Gerrard 3554. Phone, Bedford 3848 

Cafe attached. 
Picturedrome (we). — Prop. ; R. Chetham. 600 

seats. Continuous. Phone, Bedford, 3331. 
Plaza (we). — Prop., R. Chetham. 1,052 seats. 

Continuous. Proscenium width, 40 ft. 

Phone, Bedford 2345. 

BEDLINGTON (Northumberland), Pop. 
6,625. 

Prince of Wales (we). — Prop., Emily Hastwell, 
c/o C. N. Walton, 53, Westlands Road, 
Darlington. 725 seats. Continuous. Two 
changes weekly. Prices, 7d. to is. 9d. 
Proscenium width, 22 ft. Booked at Newcastle. 
Phone, Bedlington 3223. Station, Newcastle - 
on-Tyne. 

Wallaw Cinema (we). — Prop., Wallaw Picture, 
Ltd., Ashington, Northumberland. Booked 
at H.O. 1,356 seats. Two shows nightly. 
Prices, 7d. to is. 9d. Phone, Bedlington 2259. 

BEDWAS AND MACHEN (Monmouth), 
Pop. 6,800. 

Workmen's Hall (rca). — Props., Bedwas 
Workmen Hall Institute. Booked at Hall. 
850 seats. • Continuous. Prices, 4d. to is. 
Proscenium width, 22 ft. Phone, Bedwas 23. 
Stations, Bedwas and Caerphilly, G.W.R. 

BEDWORTH (Warwick), Pop., 12,058. 

Royal Cinema, Bulkington. — Prop., Mrs. F. R. 

Hunt, Glenbrook, Gynsill Lane, Anstey, nr. 

Leicester. Phone, Anstey 261. Booked at 

Hall. Continuous. Three changes weekly. 

Phone, Bedworth 3102. Station, Bedworth, 

L.M.S. 
Palace (bth). — Props., Palace (Bedworth) Ltd., 

687, Stratford Road, Birmingham. Phone, 



Springfield 21 1 1. 528 seats. Hooked .it H.O. 
Continuous, Evenings, Mais., Wed. and Sat. 
Two changes weekly. Prices 7d. to 2S. 3d. 
Phone 2286. Station, Bedworth. 
Plaza (bth), King Street. — Props., Plaza (Bed- 
worth) Ltd., 687, Stratford Road, Birmingham. 
Phone, Springfield 2111. 325 seats. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous, Evenings from 6 p.m. 
Prices, 7d. to is. gd. Phone 3296. Station, 
Bedworth, L.M.S. 

BEESTON (Notts), Pop. 16,016. 

Astoria (btp), Lenton Abbey, Beeston. — Props., 
Lenton Abbey Astoria, Ltd., 42, Tyne Street, 
Nottingham. 1,200 seats. Continuous. Prices, 
is. to 2s. 3d. Booked at H.O. by H. Goodman. 
Phone, Nottingham 2273 I4. Proscenium width, 
38 ' ft. Phone, 54758. Station, Beeston 
L.M.S. 

Majestic Cinema (bth), Queen's Road and 
Station Road. Phone. 55123. — Props., 

Henton (Midlands), Ltd., 17, Shaftesbury 
Avenue, London, W.i. 1,040 seats. Prices, 
is. to 2s. 3d. Continuous. Booked at 42, 
Tyne Street, Nottingham. Proscenium width, 
30 ft. Station, Beeston, L.M.S. 

Pailadium Super Cinema (bth), High Road. — 
Props., Palladium (Beeston, Notts), Ltd., 
Burton Buildings, Parliament Street, Notting- 
ham. Phone, Nottingham 42081. 750 seats' 
Booked at H.O. Twice nightly. Mats., Tues .' 
Thurs. and Sat. One show Sun. Occasional 
Variety. Stage, 15 ft. deep. Prices, is. to 
2S. Proscenium width, 25 ft. Phone, Beeston 
54619. 

Picture Palace (we), High Road. — Prop. J. 
J. H. Allsop. 700 seats. Booked at Hall. 
Continuous. Two changes weekly. Prices, 
is. to 2s. 3d. Phone 54087. Station, Beeston, 
L.M.S., and Road Transport. 

BEIGHTON (Derby), Pop. 5,500. 
Central Hall (bth). 420 seats. Once nightly. 
twice Sat. Prices, 4d. to is. 

BELLINGHAM (Northumberland), Pop. 
2.583. 

The Town Hall Kinema (imperial). — Prop., 
Bert Cecil Young, 6, Melville Street, Edin- 
burgh. 230 seats. Two programmes weekly, 
Thurs. and Sat. 

BELPER (Derby), Pop. 13,500. 

Palace (we). — Prop., Exors. of Thos. P. 
Moorley. 738 seats. One show nightly ; twice 
Sat. Mats., Tues. and Sat. Two changes 
weekly. Booked by J. Pollard, Bentick 
Chambers, Mansfield. Prices, 6d. to 2s. 
Width of proscenium, 24 ft. Stage, 18 ft. ; 
three dressing-rooms. Phon'e, 153. Station, 
Belper. 

Ritz (bth), King Street. — Props., Belper 
Public Hall Co., Ltd. Booked by J. Pollard, 
Bentick Chambers, Mansfield. 666 seats. 
Once nightly, twice Sat,, Mat., Wed. Prices, 
6d. to 2S. Proscenium width, 22 ft. Station, 
Belper. 

BELTON, nr. Doncaster (Lines), Pop. 1,528. 

Public Hall, Grey Green. — Prop., Trustees. 
Occasional shows. Prices, 6d. to is. 6d. 

BENTHAM (Yorks), Pop. 2,300. 

Picture House (imperial). — Prop., S. Wilkin- 
son. 299 seats. Prices, 7d. to is. 6d. Not 
continuous. Booked at Leeds. Proscenium 
width, 30 ft. Station, Bentham, L.M.S. 

BENTLEY with ARKSEY, near Doncaster 
(Yorks), Pop. 16,458. 

Coliseum (we). — 900 seats. 



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BERKELEY (Glos), Pop. 793. 
Electric Cinema (gb), Station Road. — Lessee, 
Lieut.-Col. A. G. Mason, High Street. Phone, 
Berkeley 35. 300 seats. Booked by Prop. 
Continuous . Mori, to Fri. twice on Sat. 
Two changes weekly. Prices, qd. to 2S. qd. 
Station, Berkeley, G.W.R. Films by Road 
Transport. 

BERKHAMSTED (Herts), Pop. 8,053. 

Court Theatre (we), High Street. — Props., 
Shipman & King, Ltd., Wellington House, 
Strand, W.C.2. Phone, Temple Bar 5077. 
Booked at H.O. Proscenium width, 34 ft. 
Phone, Berkhamsted 154. Station, Berk- 
hamsted, L.M.S. 

Rex (rca). — Props., Shipman & King, Ltd., 
Wellington House, Strand, W.C.2. Phone, 
Temple Bar 5077. Booked at H.O. Cafe. 
Phone, Berkhamsted 154. Station, Berk- 
hamsted, L.M.S. 

BERWICK-ON-TWEED (Northumb), Pop. 
11,290. 

Berwick Theatre (we). — Props., Berwick 
Theatre Ltd. 3, Bridge Street, Berwick. 
Phone 203. 1.050 seats. Booked in New- 
castle. Continuous. Prices, 7d. to 2s. 3d. 
Proscenium width, 33 ft. Stage, 28 ft. deep. 
Six dressing-rooms. Cafe and Dance Hall. 
Phone, Berwick 268. Station, Berwick. 

Playhouse (we). — Props., Alnwick Playhouse 
Ltd. q52 seats. Booked at Hippodrome, 
Workington. Continuous. Prices, 7d. to is. qd. 
Stage, four dressing-rooms. Phone, Berwick 
6055. Station, Berwick, L.X.E.R. 

BEVERLEY (Yorks), Pop. 11,000. 

Marble arch Palace (we), Butcher Row. — 
Props., Marble Arch Picture Palace Co. 
(Beverley), Ltd. Phone, Hull 38036. 1,000 
seats. Booked at Leeds. Continuous from 
6 p.m. Mat., Mon., Thurs., Sat. from 1.30 p.m. 
Two changes weekly. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. 
Stage, 14 ft. deep two dressing-rooms. Phone, 
Beverley 168. Station, Beverley. 

Picture Playhouse (Wired), Corn Exchange, 
Beverley. — Prop., E. F. Symmons, 5, East- 
gate. 450 seats. Booked at Hall. Con- 
tinuous. Two shows Sat. Mat., Mon. and 
Thurs. Prices, rod. to 2s. 3d. Phone, 
Beverley 15. 

Regal (we), Norwood. — Props., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous. 946 seats. Cafe and 
dance hall. Phone, 368. Station, Beverley, 
L.N.E.R., and Road Transport. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 96 

BEWDLEY (Worcs), Pop. 2,868. 
Garden Cinema (ba). — Prop., N. H. Pointon, 
Ingleside, 4, Mount Avenue, Penkhull, Stoke- 
on-Trent. Booked at H.O. 500 seats. Con- 
tinuous, Mon. to Fri. Mat., Sat. Prices, 9d. 
to 2s. 3d. Proscenium width, 30 ft. Stage, 
10 ft. deep. Two dressing-rooms. Phone, 
Bewdley 26. Station, Bewdley. 

BEXHILL-ON-SEA (Sussex), Pop. 27,000. 

Carlton Cinema (we), Town Hall Square. — ■ 
Props., Mark's Cinema Circuit. 490 seats. 
Booked at Hall. Continuous. Prices, 6d. to 
is. 6d. Phone, Bexhill 423. Station, Bexhill. 
Central, S.R. (from Charing Cross and 
Victoria). (Closed.) 

Playhouse (w-e), Western Road. — Props., 
Kinema Playhouses, Ltd. Man. Dir., 
Randolph E. Richards. Booked at Picture- 



drome, Eastbourne. Phone, 144 1. 898 seats- 
Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Continuous. Phone, 
Bexhill 78. Station, Bexhill, S.R. 
Kitz (we), Buckhurst Road. — Props., Union 
Cinemas, Ltd. Managed by Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, 
W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,142 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Phone, Bexhill 
600. 

BEXLEY AND BEXLEYHEATH (Kent), 
Pop. 47,677, 

Broadway Cinema (we), Broadway. — Prop., 
Harry Quinton, The Palace, Bexleyheath. 
Phone, 1999. 713 seats. Prices, is. to 3s. 
Continuous. Booked at Palace. Proscenium 
width, 24 ft. Station, Bexleyheath, S.R. 

Palace (btp). — Prop., Harry Quinton. Phone, 
1999. 775 seats. Continuous. Booked at Hall. 
Prices, is. to 3s. Proscenium width, 26 ft. 
Station, Bexleyheath. 

Regal (we), Broadway. — Props., Union Cinemas, 
Ltd. Managed by Associated British Cinemas, 
30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
7887. 1,928 seats. Continuous. Booked at 
H.O. Phone, Bexley 1680. Station, Bexley- 
heath, S.R. Films by Road Transport. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 96 

BICESTER (Oxon), Pop. 3,109. 
Regal Cinema (btp), London Road. — Props., 
Union Cinemas, Ltd. Managed by Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. Con- 
tinuous. Booked at H.O. 504 seats. Phone, 
Bicester 169. 

BIDDULPH (Staffs), Pop. 7,936. 
Palace (Vitavox), King Street. — Props., Palace 
Cinemas (Biddulph), Ltd. 500 seats. Booked 
at Hall. One show nightly. Prices, 3d. to 
is. 6d. Station, Tunstall, L.M.S., and F.T.S. 

8IDEF0RD (Devon), Pop. 8,782. 

Palace Theatre (bth). — Props., Palace Theatre 
(Bideford), Ltd. Continuous. Prices, iod. to 
2S. 9d. Booked at Regal, Barnstaple. Pro- 
scenium width, 21 ft. 9 in. Stage, 20 ft. deep. 
Phone, Bideford 213. Station, Bideford, S.R. 

Strand Cinema (bth). — Props., Bideford 
Entertainments, Ltd. 800 seats. Continuous. 
Prices, iod. to 2s. gd. Booked at Regal, 
Barnstaple. Proscenium width, 40 ft. Phone, 
70. Station, Bideford, S.R. 

BIGGLESWADE (Beds), Pop. 5,844. 

Empire (ba), Hitchin Street. — Props., Cox 
Cinema Co., Ltd., 480 seats. Booked at 
Regal House, Biggleswade. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. Phone, Biggleswade 
2297. Station, Biggleswade, L.N.E.R. 

Regal (btp), Station Road. — Props., Cox 
Cinema Co., Ltd., Regal House. Booked at 
H.O. 736 seats. Continuous. Prices, is. to 
3s. 6d. Phone, Biggleswade 2230. 

BILLERICAY (Essex), Pop. 4,530. 

Ritz (btp), Chapel Street. — Radio (Billericay) 
Ltd, 113/117, Wardour Street, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 1363. 648 seats. Prices, iod. to 
2s. 9d. Continuous. Booked at H.O. Pro- 
scenium width, 24 ft. Phone, Billericay 25q. 
Station, Billericay, L.N.E.R. Films by Road 
Transport. 

BILLINGBOROUGH (Lines), Pop. 989. 

Forresters Hall. — Props., Kinetours, Ltd., 
145, Wardour Street, London, W.i. Phone, 
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BILLINGHAM-ON-TEES (Durham), 
Pop. 17,972. 

Picture House (we). — Props., Picture House 
(Billingham), Ltd. 700 seats. Booked at 
Newcastle. Continuous. Prices, iod. to is. gd. 
Phone, Stockton 53311. Station, Billingham. 

BILLINGHAY (Lincoln), Pop. 1,500. 
Cosy Cinema (Gyrotone), Billinghay. — Prop., 
R. Gaskill. 240 seats. Booked at Leeds. 
Once nightly. Two shows Sat. Proscenium 
width, 12 ft. Prices, 8d. to 2s. Station, 
Tattershall. 

BILSTON (Staffs), Pop. 31,248. 

Alhambra (we), High Street. — Props., Magnet 
Entertainments, Ltd., Broadlands, Goldthom 
Hill, Wolverhampton. Phone, Penn 36176. 
530 seats. Continuous. Prices, gd. to is. 
Booked by C. Hutchin, 37, John Bright 
Street, Birmingham, 1. Proscenium width, 
22 ft. Phone, Bilston 41400. Station, Bilston, 
G.W.R. 

Coseley Picture House (Gyrotone), near 
Bilston. — Prop., W. J. Page, " The Bungalow," 
Ivy House Lane, Coseley, near Bilston. 
400 seats. Booked at Hall. Continuous, 
nightly. Mats., Mon., Thurs., Sat. Prices, 
iod. to is. gd. Proscenium width, 20 ft. 
Phone, Sedgley 3256. Station, Coseley, L.M.S . 

Odeon (bth), Lichfield Street. — Props., Odeon 
Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 5g, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333- Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. 
Phone, Bilston 41025. Caf6 attached. 

Savoy (bth). — Props., Astel Pictures, Ltd., 
C. S. Joseph Circuit, 38, John Bright Streat, 
Birmingham, 1. Phone, Mid ig33. 720 
seats. Continuous. Mats. Mon., Thurs. and 
Sat. Prices, gd. to is. gd. Phone, Bilston 
4i3g8. Station, Bilston, G.W.R. 

Theatre Royal (bth). — Props., Astel Pictures, 
Ltd., C. S. Joseph Circuit, 38, John Bright 
Street, Birmingham. 1. Phone, Mid ig33 
700 seats. Once nightly Mon. to Fri. Two 
shows Sat. Prices, is. to 3s. Proscenium 
width, 26 ft. ; Stage, 25 ft. deep ; six dressing- 
rooms. Phone, Bilston 41001. 
BINGLEY (Yorks), Pop. 20553. 

Hippodrome (we), Main Street. — Props., Bing- 
ley Hippodrome, Ltd., Old Bank Chambers, 
Keighley. Phone, Keighley 2264. 73g seats. 
Booked at Leeds. Continuous. Two changes 
weekly. Prices, 6d. to is. 6d. Proscenium 
width, 26 ft. Phone, Bingley 174. Station, 
Bingley. 

Myrtle Cinema (we). — Props., Bingley Cinema, 
Ltd., g, Henry Street, Keighley. Phone, 3771. 
goo seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
Prices, iod. to 2s. 6d. Phone, Bingley 211. 

BIRKENHEAD (Cheshire), Pop. 147,946 

Avenue Super Theatre (bth), Park Road> 
North. — Props., S.M. Super Cinemas, Ltd., 
Morris House, 1-5, Jermyn Street, London, 
S.W.i. Phone, Whitehall 3242. Booked at 
H.O. (Closed). 

Claughton' Picture House (bth), Claughton, 
Road. — Prop., Claughton Picture House Co., 
Ltd., 20, Castle Street. Phone, Central 3401. 
800 seats. Booked at Liverpool Cinema 
Feature Film Co., Ltd., g, Ranelagh Street, 
Liverpool. Continuous evenings ; daily mat. 
Phone, Birkenhead 202g. 

Coliseum Picture House (we), Tranmere. — 
Props., S.M. Super Cinemas, Ltd., Morris 
House, 1-5, Jermyn Street, London S.W.i. 
Phone Whitehall 3242. Booked at H.O. 

Empire Cinema (we), Conway Street. — Props., 
S.M. Super Cinemas, Ltd., Morris House, 1-5, 



Jermyn Street, London, S.W.i. Phone, 
Whitehall 3242. Booked at H.O. Phone, 
Birkenhead 1815. 

Gaumont (baf) Duosonic, Park Road East. — 
Props., General Theatre Corporation, 123, 
Regent Street, W.i. i,6g4 seats. Prices, is. to 
2s. gd. Continuous from 1 p.m. Proscenium 
width, 40 ft. Booked at New Gallery House, 
Regent Street, W.i. Stage, 19 ft. deep ; eight 
dressing-rooms. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 96 

New Mayfair. — Props., S.M. Super Cinemas, 
Ltd., Morris House, 1-5, Jermyn Street, 
London, S.W.i. Phone, Whitehall 3242. 

Plaza Theatre (we), Borougn Road, — Props., 
Bedford Cinemas (1928), Ltd., 19, Castle 
Street, Liverpool. Phone, Central 1544. 
2,2g3seats. Booked at Hall. Continuous from 
2.30 p.m. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Stage, 18 ft. 
deep ; four dressing-rooms. Phone, Birkenhead 
1119. 

Queen's Hall (ba), Claughton Road. — Props., 
General Theatre Corpn., Ltd., 123, Regent 
Street, London, W.i. gi8 seats. Booked at 
H.O. Continuous evenings ; daily mat. ; 
Sun. opening. Prices, 6d. to iod. Phone, 
Birkenhead 14.08 

Regal (we), Bebington Road. — Props., S.M. 
Super Cinemas, Ltd., Morris House, 1-5, 
Jermyn Street, London, S.W.i. Phone, 
Whitehall 3242. Booked at H.O. 

Regent Picture House (we). Church Road, 
Tranmere — Props. , Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,086 seats. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous. Mat., daily. Phone, 
Rock Ferry 611. Station, Central, Mersey R. 

Rex (we). — Props., S.M. Super Cinemas, Ltd., 
Morris House, 1-5, Jermyn Street, London, 
S.W.i. Phone, Whitehall 3242. In course 
of construction. 

Rio (bth), Price Street. — Props., S.M. Super 
Cinemas, Ltd., Morris House, 1-5, Jermyn 
Street, London, S.W.i. Phone, Whitehall 3242. 
Continuous. Booked at H.O. Phone, Birken- 
head 2og3. Station, Park, Mersey, and L.M.S. 

Ritz, Claughton Road. — Props., S.M. Super, 
Cinemas, Ltd., Morris House, 1-5, Jermyn 
Street, London, S.W.i. Phone, Whitehall 
2342. Booked at H.O. (Closed.) 

Roxy (bth), Charing Cross. — Props., S.M. 
Super Cinemas, Ltd., Morris House, 1-5, 
Jermyn Street, London, S.W.i. Phone, 
Whitehall 3242. Continuous. Mats., daily. 
Booked at H.O. Phone, Birkenhead 1911. 

Savoy (rca), Argyle Street. — Props., Associ- 
ated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden 
Square, W.i. Phone. Gerrard 7887. 2,000 
seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. Phone, 
Birkenhead 3738. Station, Woodside, Birken- 
Head, Mersey R. 

Super Cinema (ba), Conway Street. — Props., 
General Theatre Corpn., Ltd. Booked at 
123, Regent Street, W.i. 751 seats. Con- 
tinuous from 1.30 p.m. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. 
Proscenium width, 22 ft. by igi ft. Phone, 
Birkenhead 2211. Central Station, L.M.S. 

BIRMINGHAM (Warwick), Pop. 1,002,413. 

AriELPiu Super Cinema (bth). Hay Mills. — 
Props.. Associated British Cinemas, Ltd. 
30/31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
7887. 1,248 seats. Booked at H.O. Con- 
tinuous. Phone, Victoria 1208. 

Albion Picture Theatre (we), Holyhead 
Road. — Props., Albion Picture Theatres, Ltd. 
Booked at Hall. Continuous. 1,200 seats. 
Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Phone, Northern 0433. 



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Alexander, John Bright Street. 

Alhambra (rca), Moseley Road. — Props., 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, 
Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 7887. 1,348 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Phone, Victoria 2826. 

Apollo Picture Playhouse (bth), Tyburn 
Road. — Prop-., Apollo Picture Playnouse, 
Ltd., 8, Waterloo Street, Birmingham. Phone, 
Mid. 4173. 1,225 seats. Booked at Hall. 
Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Continuous. Phone 
Erdington 0834. Stations, New Street, L.M.S., 
and Snow Hill, G.W.R. Films by Road 
Transport. 

Ashted Row Picture House (we). — Props., 
Ashted Row Pictures, Ltd. 779 seats. Booked 
at Lombard House, Great Charles Street, 
Birmingham. Continuous from 2 p.m. daily ; 
Sunday, from 3 p m. Prices, 7d. to is. Pro- 
scenium width, 25 ft. Phone, Aston Cross 
3432. Road Transport. 

Aston Cross Picture House (bth), Lichfield 
Road. — Prop., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 7887. 891 seats. Booked at 
H.O. Continuous. Phone, East 0430. Stations, 
New Street, L.M.S., and Snow Hill, G.WrR. 

Astoria Cinema (bth). — Props., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 930 seats. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous. Phone, Aston Cross 
2384. Stations, New Street, L.M.S.. and Snow 
Hill, G.W.R. 

Atlas Cinema (we), Flaxlev Road. Stechford. 
— Props., Atlas Picture House, Ltd., 962, 
Alum Rock Road, Birmingham. 1,378 seats. 
Prices, iod. ro 2s. 3d. Continuous Mon., 
Wed., Thurs. and Sat., from 2 p.m., Tues. and 
Fri., from 5 p.m. ; Sun., from 3 p.m. 
Proscenium width, 40 ft. Phone, Stechford 
2206. 

Beacon Cinema (bth), Clifton Circuit. Great 
Barr. — Props., Beacon Cinema (Great Barr), 

, Ltd. 1,228 seats. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Con- 
tinuous from 2.30 p.m. Proscenium width, 
40 ft. 6 in. Phone, Gre 1415. Booked at 
H.O. Station, Great Barr, L.M.S. 

Beacon. — Props., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30/31, Golden Square, London, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 7887. Continuous. Booked 
at H.O. 962 seats. Phone, Smethwick 1045. 

Beaufort Cinema (we), Coleshill Road, Ward 
End. — (Clifton Circuit). Props., Beaufort 
Cinema (Birmingham), Ltd. Licensee, John T. 
Jackson. 1,584 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Proscenium width, 
35 ft- 

Birchfield Picture House (rca), Perry Barr. 
— Props., Birchfield Picture House, Ltd. 
950 seats. Booked at Hall. Continuous from 
2 o'clock daily. Sun. from 3 p.m. Prices, is. 
to 2s. Phone, 4333. 

Bordesley Palace Cinema (btu), High Street, 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., Golden 
Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. (Tem- 
porarily closed.) 

Bristol Cinema (bth), Bristol Road, Birming- 
ham, 5. — Props., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,714 seats. Booked at 
H.O. Continuous. Phone, Calthorpe 1904. 
Stations, New Street, Snow Hill, and F.T.S. 

Broadway Cinema (bth), Bristol Street. — 
Prop., Mrs. N. C. Smith. Phone, Acocks 
Green 0766. 807 seats. Booked at Hall, 
Acocks Green. Continuous. Mat., daily. 
Prices, is. to 2S. 3d. Phone, Midland 1761. 
F.T.S. ' 

Cape Hill Electric Theatre baf), Smeth- 
wick.— -Props., Denman Picture Houses, Ltd. 



123, Regent Street, London, W.i. 748 seats 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Prices, 7d. to 
is. 9d. Phone, Smethwick 0181. Station, 
Smethwick. L.M.S. , and Transport. 

Capitol Cinema (we), Ward End. — Props., 
Capitol Cinema (Ward End), Ltd. 1,410 seats. 
Booked at Hall. Res. Man. and Licensee, 
Wm. Moseley. Continuous. Prices, iod. to 
2s. 3d. Phone, East 0528. Station, Stechford. 

Carlton (bth Taunton Road, Sparkbrook. 
Props., Victoria Playhouse (Birmingham), 
Ltd., Victoria Road, Birmingham. Phone, 
East 0479. 1,504 seats. Continuous. .Mat. 
daily. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Booked at 
Hall. Proscenium width, 30 ft. Phone, South 
0861. Station, New Street, L.M.S. 

Clifton Cinema (bth) Perry Barr (Clifton 
Circuit. — Props., Clifton Cinema (Great Barrl, 
Ltd., Rosumcourt, Leamore, Walsall. Phone, 
Bloxwich 66170. 1,282 seats. Prices, iod. to 
2s. 3d. Continuous daily from 2 p.m. Sun. 
from 3.15. Booked at H.O. Proscenium 
width, 48 ft. Phone, Great Barr 1288. Station, 
Great Barr, L.M.S. 

Coronet Cinema (we), Coventry Road Small 
Heath. — Props. , Coronet Cinema (Small Heath) 
Ltd. 1,155 seats. Booked at Kingston 
Cinema. Continuous daily. Prices, iod. to 
is. gd. Phone, Victoria 0420. Station, New 
Street, L.M.S. Film Transport. 

Crown Theatre (we), Icknield Port Road. — 
Props., Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 
30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
7887. 1,326 seats. Booked at H.O. Con- 
tinuous. Phone, Edgbaston 1122. Stations, 
New Street, L.M.S. and Snow Hill, G.W.R. 

Danilo (rca), Bristol Road, South Longbridge 
— Props., S.M. Super Cinemas, Ltd., Morris 
House, 1-5, Jermyn Street, London, S.W.i. 
Phone, Whitehall 3242. 1,417 seats. Prices, 
is. to 2s. 3d. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 
Phone, Priory 2470. Station, Northfield, 
L.M.S. 

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Danilo (rca), Quinton. — Props., Danilo (Quin- 
ton), Ltd., Morris House, 1-5, Jermyn Street, 
London, S.W.i. Phone, Whitehall 3242. 
1,598 seats. Prices is. to 2s. gd. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
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Elite Picture House (bth), Soho Road, 
Handsworth. — Props., Elite (Soho Road), 
Picture House, Ltd. 900 seats. Booked at 
Hall. Evenings. Continuous. Mats., Mon. 
Wed., Thurs. Continuous, Sat. and Sun. 
Proscenium width, 30 ft. Prices, iod. to 2S. 3d. 
Phone, Northern 0665. Stations, New Street, 
L.M.S.. and Snow Hill, G.W.R. 

Empress Cinema (Gyrotone), Witton. — Prons., 
Suburban Halls, Ltd. 550 seats. Booked at 
Hall. Continuous. Prices, sd. to is. gd. 
Phone, East 0804. Station, Witton, L.M.S. 

Era Cinema (bTiI), Bordesley Green. — Prop, 
N. C Smith, 70, Newhall Street, Birmingham. 
Phone, Central 1641. 653 seats. Continuous, 
except Tues. and Fri. at 5 p.m. Prices, iod. 
to is. 6d. Booked at Warwick Cinema, Acocks 
Green. Proscenium width, 24 ft. Phone, 
Victoria 0543. 

Forum (we). — Props., Associated British Cine- 
mas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,259 seats. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous. Phone, Midland 4549 
Station, New Street, L.M.S. 

Futurist Theatre (we), John Bright Street. 
— Props., Greater Scala (Birmingham), Ltd., 
21, Bennett's Hill, Birmingham. Phone, 



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BIRMINGHAM— continued. 

Mid. 0347. 1,209 seats. Continuous. Cafe 
attached. Booked by Liverpool Cinema 
Feature Film Co., Ltd., 92a, Bold Street, 
Liverpool. Phone, Midland 0292. Station, 
New Street, L.M.S. 
Gaiety (rca). — Props., Associated British Cine- 
mas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, 
W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,487 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Phone, Central 6649. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 

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Gaumont Cinema (ba), Steelhouse Lane. — ■ 
Props., Gaumont British Picture Corpn., Ltd., 
123, Regent Street, London, W.i. 2,105 
seats. Continuous. Prices, is. gd. to 3s. 6d. 
Phone, Central 3014. Booked at H.O. Cafe 
attached. Station, Snow Hill, G.W.R. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
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Globe Electric Palace (rca), High Street, 
Aston. — Prop., Lyons Estate, 117, Colmore 
Row, Birmingham. 700 seats. Booked at 
H.O. Continuous. Mat. daily. Two 
changes weekly. Prices, 7d. and iod. Phone, 
Birmingham, Aston Cross 0652. 

Grand Picture House (btp), Alum Rock 
Road. — -Props., Saltley Grand Picture House 
Co., Ltd., 84, Colmore Row, Birmingham, 
Phone, Central 3843. 806 seats. Booked at 
Hall. Continuous. Two changes weekly. 
Prices, iod. to is. 9d. Phone, East 0471. 
Station, New Street, L.M.S. Films per F.T. 
Co. 

Grand Picture Palace '(btp), Soho Road, 
Handsworth. — Prop., C. G. H. S. Cinema Co., 
Ltd., 84, Colmore Road, Birmingham. Phone, 
Central 3843. 728 seats. Continuous from 
2.30 p.m. Mon. and Wed., 5.30 p.m. Tues., 
Tbur., Fri. and Sat. 3 p.m. Sun. Two 
changes weekly. Prices 9d. to is. 6d. Booked 
at HalL Phone, Northern 0595. Road 
Transport. 

Grange Super Cinema (we), Coventry Road, 
Small Heath. — Props., Coronet Cinema (Small 
Heath), Ltd., 75, New Street. Phone, Mid. 
5707. 1,310 seats. Booked at H.O. Con- 
tinuous daily from 2.30 p.m. ; Sun. from 
3 p.m. Prices, iod. to is. 9d. Phone, Victoria 
0434. Stations, Snow Hill, G.W.R., and New 
Street, L.M.S. 

Green Lane Picture House (rca), Green Lane, 
Small Heath. — Props., Green Lane Cinema, 
Ltd., Lombard House, Gt. Charles Street, 
Birmingham. 772 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous daily from 2 p.m. Two changes 
weekly. Prices, iod. to is. 6d. Proscenium 
width, 25 ft. Phone, Victoria 0504. Stations, 
New Street, L.M.S., or Snow Hill, G.W.R. 
Grove Cinema (we) (Clifton Circuit), Dudley 
Road, Birmingham. — Props., Grove Cinema 
(Birmingham), Ltd. 1,609 seats. Continuous. 
Mon. to Fri. from 2 p.m., Sat. from 4 p.m. 
Mat. at 1.30. Sun. at 3.30 p.m. Prices, iod. 
to is. 9d. Booked at H.O. Phone, Smeth- 
wick 0343. Stations, New Street, L.M.S., 
and Snow Hill, G.W.R. 
Harborne Picture House (ba). — Props., Den- 
man Picture Houses, Ltd., 123, Regent Street, 
London, W.i. 711 seats. Continuous, 6 to 
10.30. Mats., Moil., Thurs., and Sat., at 2. 
Three changes weekly. Prices, iod. to is. gd. 
Phone, Harborne 1281. 
Highgatr Picture Theatre (bth), Darwin 
Street. — Props., Highgate Picture Theatre. 
Ltd. 713 seats. Booked at Hall. Continuous. 
Prices, sd. to iojd. Phone, Victoria 0724. 
(Closed.) 



King's Norton Cinema (\vl). — Props., King's 
Norton Picture House Co., Ltd., The Gr;en. 
1,142 seats. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Con- 
tinuous, daily. Booked at Birmingham. 
Phone, 1079. Film Transport. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
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Kingston Cinema (we), Coventry Road, Smal[ 
Heath. — Props., Coronet Cinema (Small 
Heath), Ltd. i,475 seats. Continuous, 
Prices, iod. to 2S. 3d. Phone, Victoria 2639. 
Kingsway Cinema (we). King's Heath. — 
Props., Kingsway Cinema (King's Heath) 
Ltd., Birmingham. 1,362 seats. Booked at 
Hall. Continuous daily. Prices, iod. to 
2s. 3d. Phone, Highbury 1352. Station, 
Birmingham. 
Luxor (bth), Balsall Heath Road. — Props., 
Luxor Cinema (Birmingham) Ltd., Victoria 
Playhouse, Aston. Phone, East 0479. 650 
seats. Prices, 7d. to is. 3d. Continuous even- 
ings. Mats., Sat. Booked at Carlton Cinema, 
Sparkbrook, Birmingham. Proscenium width, 
25 ft. Phone, Calthorp 2008. Station, 
Birmingham. 
Lyric Picture Playhouse (bth), Edward 
Street Parade. — Props. , Birmingham Lyric 
Picture Playhouse, Ltd., Parade, Birming- 
ham. Phone, Centra) 6630. 1,100 seats. 
Booked at Hall by Man. Continuous. Daily 
Mat., except Fri. Prices iod. to is. gd. 
Phone, Central 6630. Stations, New Street, 
L.M.S. and Snow Hill, G.W.R. 
Majestic Picture Theatre 'bth), Smethwick, 
— Props., Hewitsons, Ltd., Windsor Theatre, 
Bearwood Road, Smethwick. Phone, Bear- 
wood 2244. 1,326 seats. Booked at H.O 
Continuous. Mat., Wed. Two changes weekly. 
Prices, iod. to 2s., including tax. Pros- 
cenium width, 35 ft. Stage 14 ft. Four 
dressing-rooms. Phone, Bearwood 2229. 
Station, Smethwick, L.M.S. 
Mayfair Cinema (rca), College Road, Perry 
Common. — Props., Mayfair Cinema ( Birming- 
ham), Ltd., 117, Colmore Row, Birmingham. 
1,606 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
Daily Mat. Prices, iod. to is. 9d. Pro- 
scenium width, 45 ft. Phone, Erdington 
1773- F.T.S. 

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Maypole Cinema (bth), Alcester Road South, 
Kings Heath. — Props., Maypole Cinema Ltd., 
16, Devonshire Road, Handsworth, Birming- 
ham, 20. 1,109 seats. Prices, iod. to is. ad. 
Continuous. Booked at Cinema Accessories, 
Ltd., 6, Corporation Street, Birmingham, 
Proscenium width, 45 ft. 10 in. N.F.T. 
Moseley Picture House (bth), Moseley Road, 
— Licensee and Man., J. Levey. 650 seats. 
Booked at Hall. Continuous. Prices, 9d. to 
is. gd. Phone, Calthorpe 1753. Station, Camp 
Hill. 
New Imperial Super Cinema (we), 516, 
Moseley Road. — Props., Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31 Golden Square, London, 
W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. g63 seats. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous. Phone, Calthorpe 2283. 
Stations, New Street, L.M.S., and Snow Hill, 
G.W.R. 
New Regent (ba), Ledsam Street.— Props., 
I.adywood Pictures, Ltd., Lombard House, 
Gt. Charles Street, Birmingham. 700 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Prices, 7d. 
to is. Phone, Edgbaston 11 13. Stations, 
New Street, L.M.S. and Snow Hill, G.W.R. 
News Theatre (bth), High Street, — Props. 
Jacey Cinemas, Ltd. Continuous. Pro- 
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minutes. Prices, lod. and is. 8d. Phone, 

Midland oj(>o. 

Newtown Palace (we), Newtown Row. — 
Props., Newtown Palace, Ltd., Licensee and 
Man., E. C. Kirms. 1,562 seats. Booked at 
Hall by R. C. Rirms. Full size stage ; seven 
dressing-rooms. Proscenium width, 33 ft. 
Continuous from 2.30 p.m., Sun. at 3 p.m. 
Two changes weekly. Prices, 7d. to is. 
Phone, Aston Cross 5379. 

Northfield Cinema (ba), Bristol Road, 
South Northfield. — Props. .Northfield Pictures. 
Ltd. Phone, Priory 1463. 1,178 seats. 
Evenings. Continuous. Booked at Hall. 
Prices, is. to 2S. 3d. Proscenium width, 
36 ft. Station, Northfield, L.M.S. 

Oak Cinema (we), Selly Oak. — Props., Associ- 
ated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden 
Square, London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 
1,506 seats. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 
Phone, Selly Oak 0139. Station, Selly Oak. 

Odeon (bth), Stratford Road. — Props., Odeon 
Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333- Continuous. Prices, is. to 2S. gd. 
Phone, Shirley 1183. 

Odeon (bth), Birchfield Road, Perry Barr. — 
Props., Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 2S. gd. Phone, Birchfield 4453. 
Station, Perry Barr, L.M.S. 

Odeon (bth), Kingstanding. - Prop., Odeon 
Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333- Continuous. Prices, 'is. to 2s. 3d. 
Phone, Sutton 2551. 

Odeon (bth), Hagley Road, West Warley. — 
Prop., Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Phone, Bearwood 1549. 

Odeon (we). — Props., Odeon Theatres, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, is. 9d. to 4s. 6d. Cafe. Phone, 
Mid. 6101-2. Station, New Street, L.M.S. 

Olton Cinema (we), Warwick Road, Olton, 
near Birmingham. Props., Lombard House, 
Great Charles Street, Birmingham. Phone, 
Cer. 3656. 1,418 seats. Prices, iod. to 
2s. gi. Booked at H.O. Continuous. Phone, 
Aco 0593. Station, Olton. 

Olvmpia Picture House (rca), Ladypool 
Road, Sparkbrook. — Props., Lyons Estate, 
Birmingham. 800 seats. Continuous from 
2 p.m. daily ; Sun., at 3 p.m. Prices, iod. 
and 7d. Phone, Victoria 0124. Station, 
New Street,. L.M.S. 

Orient (we), Six Ways, Aston. — Prop., Asso- 
ciated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden. 
Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. £,573 
seats. Continuous. Booked at H.O. Phone, 
Northern 1615. 

Palace (we), High Street, Erdington. Prop., 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31 , 
Golden Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887, 
1,348 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous 
Cafe, Ballroom and Tennis Courts attached 
Phone, Erdington 1623. Station, Erdington 

Palace Theatre (bth), Summerhill Road. — 
Prop., Associated British Cinemas, Ltd. 
30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
7887. (Closed). 

Palladium (we), Soho Hill, Hockley, Hands- 
worth. — Prop., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square. London, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 7887. 917 seats. Con- 



tinuous. Phone, Northern 0380. Station, 
Snow Hill, G.W.R. 

Pavilion (we), Stirchlcy. — Props., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30/31, Golden Square, 
London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 2,010 
seats. Continuous. Booked at H.O. Cafe. 
Phone, King's Norton 1241. 

Pavilion (we), Wylde Green. — Props., Pavilion 
(Wylde Green), Ltd. Controlled by Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30/31, Golden Square, 
London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 2,128 
seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous from 
2 p.m. Phone, Erdington 0224. Station,. 
Chester Road, Erdington. 

Piccadilly Super Cinema (we), Stratford 
Road. Prop., Associated British Cinemas 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,909 seats. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous. Phone, Victoria 1688. 

Picture House (rca), Monument Road. — 
Props., Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 
.149/151, Regent Street, London, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 7887. 1,660 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Phone, Edgbaston 3273. 

Picture House (we), High Street, Erdington. 
— Prop., Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 
30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
7887. 540 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
Phone, Erdington 1484. 

Plaza (bth), Stockland Green. — Prop., Stock- 
land Green Playhouse, Ltd., 43, Cannon 
Street, Birmingham. Phone, Midland 5221. 
Booked at Hall. Continuous daily. Prices, 
iod. to 2s. 3d. Phone, Erdington 1048. 
Stations, New Street, L.M.S., and Snow Hill, 
G.W.R. 

Regal Cinema (we), Soho Road, Handsworth, 
Prop., Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31- 
Golden Square. W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 
2,112 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
Phone, Northern 1801. Stations, Snow Hill, 
G.W.R., or New Street, L.M.S. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
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Rialto (bth), Stratford Road, Hall Green. — 
Prop.. Springfield Picture Playhouse, Ltd., 
Daimler House, 33, Paradise Street, Birming- 
ham. Phone, Mid. 5450. 960 seats. Booked 
at Hall. Continuous. Prices, iod. to 2S. 3d. 
Proscenium width, 39 ft. Phone, Springfield 
1270. Station, Hall Green and F.T.S. 

Rink Cinema (ba) Windmill Lane, Smethwick. 
— Prop., Gaumont British Picture Corpora- 
tion, Ltd., 123, Regent Street, London, W.i. 
Phone, Regent 8080. Booked at H.O. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, iod. to 2S. 3d. Phone, 
Smethwick 0950. Station, Smethwick, L.M.S. 

Ritz Cinema (we), Bordesley Green East. — 
Prop., Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 
30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
7887. Booked at H.O. 1,442 seats. Con- 
tinuous. Phone, Victoria 1070. Stations, 
New Street, L.M.S., or Stechford, L.M.S. 

Robin Hood Theatre (we), Stratford Road, 
Hall Green. — Prop., Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, 
W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,498 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Phone, Spring- 
field 2371. Stations, Snow Hill. G.W.R., 
and New Street. 

Rock Cinema (we), Alum Rock Road, Saltley, 
— Prop., Regalia Cinema Co. (Birmingham), 
Ltd. 1,600 seats. Prices, icd. to is. gd. 
Continuous. Booked at H.O. Phone, East 
0476. Films bv Road Transport. Station, 
New Street, L.M.S. 



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Rookery Picture House (b^), Handsworth. — ■ 
Prop., J. E. C. Williams, " Woodville," Cherry 
Orchard Road, Birmingham. 600 seats. 
Booked at Hall. Not continuous. Mat., 
Mon. and Wed. Two changes weekly. Prices, 
iod. to is. gd. Proscenium width, 18 ft. 
Phone, Northern 0691. Station, Snow Hill, 
G.W.R. 
Royalty (we), High Street, Harborne. — Prop., 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, 
Golden Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 
1,494 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous 
Phone, Harborne 1619. 
Rubery Cinema (btp), New Road. — Props.' 
Northfield Pictures, Ltd., Bristol Road, South ' 
Northfield, Birmingham. Phone, Pri 1463. 
1,042 seats. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Continuous 
evenings. Mats., Mon., Thurs., and Sat. 
Proscenium width, 35 ft. Booked at North- 
field Cinema. Phone, Rubery 193. Stations, 
Longbridge and Northfield and F.T.S. 
Savoy (bth), Breedon Cross, King's Norton. — 
Prop., Parry Amalgamations, Ltd., 28, Sheep- 
cote Street, Birmingham. Phone, Midland 
3843. Booked at Birmingham. 950 seats. 
Continuous daily from 2 p.m. ; Sun., from 
3 p.m. Prices, 9d. to 2s. 3d. Proscenium 
width, 25 ft. Phone, King's Norton 1069. 
Station, Lifford, King's Norton, L.M.S. 
Scala Theatre (we), Smallbrook Street. — 
Prop., Greater Scala (Birmingham), Ltd., 
21, Bennetts Hill, Birmingham. Phone, 
Midland 0347. 800 seats. Booked by 
Liverpool Cinema Feature Film Co., Ltd., 
92a, Bold Street, Liverpool. Continuous. 
One change weekly. Phone, Midland 0578. 
Proscenium width, 26 ft. Station, New Street. 
Sheldon Cinema (we), Coventry Road. — Prop., 
Coronet Cinema (Small Heath), Ltd., 75, New 
Street, Birmingham. Phone, Midland 5707. 
1,481 seats. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Con- 
tinuous, 2.30 p.m. daily. Booked at Kingston 
Cinema. Phone, She 2158. Station, Bir- 
> mingham, L.M.S. 
Smethwick Empire (bth), Smethwick. — 
Prop., Hewitsons, Ltd., Windsor Theatre, 
Bearwood Road, Smethwick. Continuous. 
Booked at Windsor Theatre. Phone, Bear- 
wood 2244. Proscenium width, 33 ft. Stage, 
28 ft. deep ; six dressing-rooms. Prices, 
iod. to 2s., including tax. 
Solihull Picture House (bth), High Street. — 
Prop., Solihull Picture House Co., Ltd., 
Daimler House, 33, Paradise Street, Birming- 
ham. 600 seats. Booked at Carlton Cinema, 
Taunton Road, Sparkbrook. Birmingham. 
Continuous. Prices, iod. to 2s. Phone, 
Solihull 0398. Station, Solihull, G.W.R. 
Star Picture House (we), Slade Road. — 
Prop., William Devey, 19, Park Avenue, 
Handsworth. Phone, Nor. 0328. 964 seats. 
'Continuous from 2.30 p.m. daily ; Sun. from 
3.30 p.m. Prices, iod. to is. 9d. Booked at 
Hall. Proscenium width, 36 ft. by 32 ft. 
Phone, East 0461. Stations, New Street and 
Snow Hill. 
Tatler (bth). — Prop., Jacey Cinemas, Ltd., 
Somerset House, Temple Street, Birmingham. 
Phone, Midland 2491. 385 seats. Con- 
tinuous from 10.15 a.m. daily, from 3 p.m. 
Suns. Prices, iod. and is. 8d. Booked at 
H.O. . Phone, Mid. 1556. Station, Bir- 
mingham. 
The Princes (bth), Smethwick. — Prop., Hewit- 
sons, Ltd., Windsor Theatre, Smethwick. 
1,582 seats. Continuous. Prices, iod. to 



2s. Booked at H.O. PfOSCenium width, 
35 ft. Phone, Smethwick 0221. Stations, 
Smethwick, L.M.S., Smethwick June, G.W.R. 
Tivoli (we), Yardley. — Prop., Tivoli Cinema 
(Yardley), Ltd., Coventry Road, South 
Yardley. 1,342 seats. Booked at Hall. 
Continuous, daily from 2.30 p.m. Prices, 
iod. to 2s. 3d. Proscenium width, 24 ft - 
Phone, Acocks Green 0808. Station, New 
Street. 
Triangle Cinema (rca), Gooch Street. — P-ops., 
Lyons Estate, King's Court, 117, Coimore 
Row, Birmingham. Phone, Central 5278. 
600 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
Prices, 7d. and iod. Phone, Calthorpe 1060. 
Station, New Street or Snow Hill. 
Tyesley Cinema (we). — Controlled by Mayfair 
Circuit (Control), Ltd., 68, Great Cumberland 
Place, London, W.i. Phone, Paddington 1273. 
Continuous from 2.30 Mon., Thur. and Sat. ; 
5.30 Tues., Wed. and Fri.; 3.30 Sun. Booked 
at H.O. 955 seats. Prices, iod. to is. 9d. 
Phone, Acocks Green 0133. 
Tudor Theatre (bth), Haunch Lane, Yardley 
Wood(Classitone).— Props.,Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Lane, London, 
W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1.328 seats. 
Continuous. Booked at H.O. Phone, High- 
bury 1 161. Stations, New Street, L.M.S., and 
Snow Hill, G.W.R. 
Victoria Playhouse (bth), Victoria Road, 
Aston. — Props., Victoria Playhouse, (Birming- 
ham), Ltd. 1,300 seats. Booked at Carlton 
Cinema, Sparkbrook, Birmingham, 12. Phone. 
South 0861. Mats, daily. Prices, iod. to 
2S. Phone, East 0479. 
Villa Cross Picture House (ba), Handsworth 
—Prop., Denman Picture Houses, Ltd., 123, 
Regent Street, London, W.i. Phone, Regent 
8080. 1,141 seats. Booked at H.O. Con- 
tinuous from 2 p.m. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. 
Phone, Birmingham 0607. Stations, New- 
Street, L.M.S., and Snow Hill, G.W.E. 
Warwick (bth), Westley Road, Acocks Green. — 
Props., Broadway Cinema Circuit (N. C. 
Smith). Gen. and Booking Manager, B. H. 
Paul. 1,260 seats. Booked at Hall. Con- 
tinuous daily from 2 p.m. Prices, iod. to 
2s. 3d. Phone, Acocks Green 0766. Station, 
Acocks Green. 
West End Cinema (we), Suffolk Street. — 
Prop., Gaumont-British Cpn., Ltd., 123, 
Regent Street, London, W.i. Phone, Regent, 
8080. 1,370 seats. Booked at H.O. Continu- 
ous. Cafe and Dance Hall attached. Width 
of proscenium, 40 ft. Prices, is. 9d. to 3s. 6d. 
Phone, Midland 0022. Station, New Street. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 96 
Windsor Theatre (we). — Prop., Hewitson's, 
Ltd. 1,750 seats. Pictures booked at H.O. 
Occasional Variety, also full stage shows, 
booked by Managing Director. Continuous, 
Sat., Mon. and Thurs. Prices, iod. to 2s. 6d., 
including tax. Proscenium width, 45 ft. 
Stage, 25 ft. deep ; eight dressing-rooms. 
CafI attached. Phone, Bearwood 2244. 
Winson Green Picture House (we), Winson 
Green Road. — Prop., Winson Green Picture 
Palace Co., Ltd. 1,150 seats. Continuous. 
Four Mats, weekly. Two changes weekly. 
Booked at Hall. Prices, iod. to is. 9d. 
Phone, Northern 1790. Motor Transport. 

BIRSTALL (Leics), Pop. 796 
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BIRSTALL (Yorks), Pop. 7,205. 
Low Lane Cinema (ba).- — Prop., Vaiieties 

(Yorkshire), Ltd. 500 seats. Booked at H.O. 

Continuous. Phone, Batlev 275. Station, 

Bradford, M.R., and L.N.E.R. Films col 

Iected in Leeds. 
Princess Picture Palace (we), Market Street. 

Prop., Pictures (Birstall), Ltd. 752 seats. 

Booked at Leeds. Continuous. Prices, 7d. 

to is. Proscenium width, 24 ft. Phone, 

Batley 470. Films by Road Transport. 

BIRTLEY (Co. Durham), Pop. 11,279. 

Apollo (we), Jones Street. — Prop., Eadie and 
Faid. 900 seats. Prices, 7d. to is. Con- 
tinuous. Booked at Newcastle. Proscenium 
width, 32 ft. Phone, Birtley 123. Station, 
Birtley. 

Plaza (we). — Props., Birtley Cinema Ltd., 40, 
Westgate Road, Newcastle. Phone, 22401. 
1,303 seats. Prices, 7d. to is. gd. Con- 
tinuous. Phone, 172. 

Theatre Royal (bth), Orchard Street. — Prop. 
F. J. Russell, " Whiterigg," Durham Road, 
South, Low Fell, Gateshead. Phone, Low 
Fell 76862. 750 seats. Continuous. Booked 
at Newcastle. Prices, 4d. to is. Stage, 15 ft. 
deep ; three dressing-rooms. Proscenium 
width, 23 ft. Station, Birtley, L.N.E.R. 

BISHOP AUCKLAND (Co. Durham), 
Pop. 12,269. 

Grand Theatre (Gyrotone), West Auckland. — 
Props., Etherington Bros. 600 seats. Booked 
at Newcastle-on-Tyne. Once nightly including 
Sunday. Two shows Sat. Prices, 5d. to is. 
Proscenium width, 26 ft. Station, West 
Auckland, L.N.E.R. 

Hippodrome Picture House (awh) Railway 
Street. — -Props., G. & M. Drummond Cinemas, 
Ltd. 900 seats. Booked at Hall. Twice 
nightlv. Two changes weekly and Sunday 
programme. Prices, 7d. to 2s. 3d. Phone, 
Bishop Auckland 121. 

King's Hall (awh). — Props., G. & M. Drummond 
Cinemas, Ltd. The Hippodrome. 1,050 seats. 
Booked at Hippodrome. Continuous. Prices, 
7d. to 2s. 3d. Cafe and Dance Hall. Pro- 
scenium width, 24 ft. Phone, Bishop Auck- 
land 121. Station, Bishop Auckland. 

Odeon (we). — Props., Odeon Theatres, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, gd. to 2s. 3d. Phone 552. 

Town Hall Cinema (Kalee), St. John's 
Chapel. — Props., Weardale Cinemas. Ltd.. St. 
John's Chapel, Bishop Auckland. 360 seats. 
Prices, 4d. to is. 6d. Booked at Newcastle-on- 
Tyne. Proscenium width, 20 ft. Not con- 
tinuous. Station, St. John's Chapel, L.N.E.R. 

BISHOP'S CASTLE (Salop), Pop. 1,267. 
Plaza. 

BISHOP'S STORTFORO (Herts), Pop. 
9,509. 

Phoenix ib.O, South Street. — Prop., E E. 
Smith, The Regent, Bishop's Stortford. 528 
seats. Booked at Regent. Continuous. Prices, 
iod. to as. gd. Phone, 456. Station, Bishop's 
Stortford, L.N.E.R. Cambs. and District 
Film Transport. 

Regent (ba), South Street. — Prop., E. E. 
Smith, 1,000 seats. Booked at Hall. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, iod. to 3s. Phone, Bishop's 
Stortford, 456. Station, Bishop's Stortford, 
L.N.E.R. ; Films by Cambs. and District 
Transport, 



BISHOP'S WALTHAM (Hants), Pop. 2,597. 
Palace Cinema (awh), High Street. — Prop., 
Thomas Pink, Devonia, Bishop's Waltham. 
Phone, Bishop's Waltham 140. 216 seats. Not 
continuous. Prices, 7d. to 2s. 3d. Proscenium 
width, 20 ft. Booked at Calmore, nr. Totton. 

BLACKBURN f Lancs), Pop. 122,695. 

Alexandra Picture Theatre (Gramo- Radio), 
Dock Street, Eanam. — Prop., Ainsworth and 
Hudson. 450 seats. One show nightly. 
Mats., Thurs. and Sat. Two changes weekly. 
Prices, 6d. to od. Phone, Blackburn 5748. 
.Cinema Royal (we). — Prop., Northern Theatres 
Co., Ltd., 5, Rawson Street, Halifax. 1,500 
seats. Cafe attached. Phone, Blackburn 6810. 
Station, Blackburn, L.M.S. 

Co-op. Cinema (bth), George Street, Whalley. — 
Props., Billington and Whalley Co-Operative 
Society, Whalley. 470 seats. Once nightly. 
Twice Sat. Prices, 5d. to is. Booked at* 
General Office. Phone Whalley 2191. Station, 
Whalley, L.M.S. 

Empire (we), Aqueduct Road, Ewood. — Props., 
Northern Theatres Co., Ltd., 5, Rawson St., 
Halifax. Phone, 2267. 925 seats. Continuous. 
Three mats, weekly. Prices, 7d. to is. 6d. 
Booked at H.O. Phone, Blackburn 5615. 
Station, Blackburn. 

King's Hall (we), Bank Top. — Prop., Messrs. 
Cowell & Beet. 620 seats. Booked at Hall. 
Once nightly. Twice nightly Sat. Three 
mats, weekly. Prices, Jd. to is. Proscenium 
width, 24 ft. Phone, Blackburn 44627. 
Station, Blackburn, L.M.S. 

Majestic Cinema (we), King William Street. — 
Prop., Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, 
Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
7887. 1,519 seats. Booked at H.O. Con- 
tinuous. Phone, Blackburn 6433. 

New Central Hall (rcaI, Mincing Lane. — 
Prop., Langworthy Picturedrome, Ltd., 
Newgate Chambers, Rochdale. Phone 4451. 
1,364 seats. Continuous evenings. Mat. 
daily. Three shows Sat. Prices, is. to is. gd. 
Booked at H.O. Proscenium width, 22 ft. 
Phone, 6357. Station, Blackburn, L.M.S. 

Oi.ympia (we), St. Peter's Street. — Prop., 
Langworthy Picturedrome, Ltd., Newgate 
Chambers, Rochdale. Phone, 4451. i,3 6 ° 
seats. Continuous nightly. Twice nightly 
Sat. Mats, daily. Prices, is. to is. gd. 
Booked at H.O. Phone, Blackburn 6498, 
Station, Blackburn, L.M.S. 

Palace (rca). — Props., the Macnaghten Vaude- 
ville Circuit, Ltd. 1,250 seats. Continuous 
daily. Three separate shows Sats. and Bank 
Holidays. Phone 5129. Booking manager, 
Wilfred Bryan, 27, York Street, Sheffield. 

Palladium (we), Mill Hill, near Blackburn. — 
Prop., Marks Circuit Cinemas, 326, Cheetham 
Hill Road, Manchester. Phone, Collyhurst 
2133. 700 seats. One show nightly, Sats. 
Continuous. Children's Mai., Sat. Booked at 
H.O. Proscenium width, 16 ft. Prices, 7d. 
to is. Phone, Blackburn 6240. Station, Mill 
Hill, L.M.S. 

Rialto Super Cinema and Cafe (J. B. 
Kalee), Penny Street.— Prop., North British 
Entertainments, Ltd., Newgate Chambers, 
Rochdale, Lancs. Phone, Rochdale 3212. 
1,878 seats. Continuous, Mon. to Fri. Three 
shows Sat. Daily Mat. Booked at H.O. Cafe. 
Phone, Blackburn 4246. Station, Blackburn. 

Roxy Cinema (btp), King Street. — Prop., 
Lomar Cinemas, Ltd., Hippodrome, Egerton 
Street, Famworth. 1,300 seats. One show 
nightly. Three Sat. Matinee daily. Booked 
at Manchester. Two changes weekly. Prices, 



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BLACKBURN— continued. 

3d. to is. Proscenium width, 25 ft. Phone, 
Blackburn 6648. Station. Blackburn, L.M.S. 

Savoy Picture House (btp), Bolton Road. — 
Props., Gordon's Theatres, Ltd., 53, Queen 
Street, Blackpool. 1,100 seats. Booked at 
Hall. Once nightly, Mon. to Fri. ; twice Sat. ; 
mats, daily. Two changes weekly. Prices, 
6d. to is. 9d. Proscenium width, 25 ft. 
Phone, Blackburn 5233. Station, Blackburn, 
L.M.S. 

Star Picture Palace (we), Plane Street. — 
Prop., Edward Taylor & Sons, 594, Whailey 
New Road. 750 seats. Booked at Hall. 
Once nightly ; mats. Mon., Thur. and Sat. 
Prices, iod. to is. 9d. Proscenium width, 
29 ft. Phone, Blackburn 6249. Station, 
Blackburn. 

Victoria Cinema (we), Victoria Hall, Eanam 
Bridge. — Props., Victoria Cinema (Blackburn), 
Ltd., Eanam Bridge, Blackburn. Phone, 5152. 
800 seats. One show nightly ; two on Sat. ; 
Mats. Mon., Tues., Thurs. and Sat. Two 
changes weekly. Prices, 3d. to is. 6d. Booked 
at Manchester. Proscenium width, 24 ft. 

BLACKHALL COLLIERY (Co. Durham). 
Regal Cinema (btp). 

BLACKHALL MILL (Co. Durham), Pop. 
5,000. 

Palace Cinema (btp), Hamsterley Colliery. — 
Prop., Trotter & Murray Cinemas, Ltd., 16a, 
Pilgrim Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Phone, 
Chopwell 246. 550 seats. Booked at New- 
castle. One show nightly ; two on Mon. and 
Sat. Two changes. Prices, 6d. to is. 6d. 
Stage, 22 ft. deep ; three dressing-rooms. 
Phone, Chopwell 237. Station, Rowlands Gill, 
L.N.E.R. 

BLACKHEATH (Worcs), Pop. 15,926. 

Kings. 

Odeon (bth), Long Lane. — Prop., Odeon 
Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333- Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Continuous. 
Phone, Blackheath 1036. Station, Black- 
heath and Rowley Regis, G.W.R. 

Rex. 

BLACKHILL (Co. Durham), Pop. 5,141. 
Olympia (we). — Prop., Ol/mpia Cinema (Black- 
hill), Ltd., 45, Heaton Road, Newcastle-upon- 
Tyne. Phone, Newcastle 55400. 641 seats. Con- 
tinuous from 5.45 p.m. Booked at Newcastle. 
Prices, 9d. to is. 9d. Phone, Consett 130. 
Station, "Blackhill. 

BLACKPOOL (Lancs), Pop. 101,543. 

(Sunday evening shows at all kinemas all year 
ground.) 

Alexandra Theatre (bth), Manchester Square. 
— Prop., Marks Circuit Cinemas, 326, Cheet- 
ham Hill Road, Manchester, 8. Phone, 
Collyhurst 2133. 700 seats. Prices, 5d. to 
is. 6d. Continuous from 6 p.m. ; mat. at 
2.15. ; Suns, at 7.15. Booked at H.O. Phone, 
2616. Station, Blackpool, South. 

Clifton Palace (ba), Church Street. — Prop., 
Blackpool Clifton Palace Co., Ltd. 700 seats. 
Continuous from 6.15 p.m. Daily Mat. Two 
changes weekly. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. 
Booked at Manchester. Phone, Blackpool 
153. Station, Blackpool (Talbot Road). 

Dominion (we), Bispham. - Prop., Fylde Cine- 
mas, Ltd., Roval Oak Buildings, Lvthani 



Road, Blackpool. 1,175 seats. Prices, iod. 
to 2s. 3d. Booked at 26, Cross Street, Man- 
chester. Proscenium width, 39 ft. ; stage 12 ft. 
Two dressing-rooms. Three shows daily. 
Phone, 5 1 143. Station, Blackpool North. 
Empire Cinema (we), Hawes Side Lane, Mar- 
ton. — Prop., Fylde Cinemas, Ltd., Royal Oak 
Buildings, Lytham Road, Blackpool. 1,068. 
seats. Once nightly. Prices, iod. to is. gd. 
Booked by Prop. Proscenium width, 24 ft. 
Phone, South Shore 41266. Station, SS. 
Blackpool. 
Grand (we), Church Street. — Prop., Blackpool 
Tower Co., Ltd. 1,711 seats. Proscenium 
width, 30 ft. Twelve dressing-rooms. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aid. 
See page 96 

Hippodrome (we), Church Street. Props., 
Blackpool Entertainments, 1920, Ltd., 
Controlled by Associated British Cinemas 
Ltd., 30/31, Golden Square, London, VV.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,885 seats. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous. Phone, Blackpool 2233. 
Station, Blackpool North, L.M.S. 

Imperial Picture Palace (we), Dickson 
Road, North Shore. — Props., North Shore 
Pictures, Ltd. 719 seats. Booked at Regent 
Cinema, Blackpool. Twice nightly. Mats, 
daily. Prices, iod. to 2s. .3d. Phone, Black- 
pool 270. Stations, Blackpool (Talbot Road 
and Central, L.M.S.), and Smith's Auto. 

King Edward Picture Palace (we), Central 
Drive. — Prop., Blackpool Central Picture 
Palace Co., Ltd. 1,009 seats. Three shows 
daily in summer ; twice daily in winter 
season. Two changes weekly. Prices, 8d. to 
is. 6d. Phone, Blackpool 1061. 

Odeon (bth), Dickson Road. — Prop., Odeon 
Properties, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple 
Bar 4333. Prices, is. 9d. to 3s. 6d. Phone, 
Blackpool 3565. 

Opera House (bth), Church Street. — Props., 
Blackpool Winter Gardens and Pavilion Co., 
Ltd., Empress Buildings, Blackpool. Phone, 
Blackpool 25252. 2,925 seats. Prices, is. gd. 
to 3s. 6d. Twice nightly. Proscenium width, 
45 ft. Booked at H.O. Cafe and Dance Hall 
attached. 

Oxford (we), Marton. — Prop., Fylde Cinemas, 
Ltd., Royal Oak Buildings, Lytham Road. 
1,140 seats. Prices, iod. to 2S. 3d. Phone, 
S.S. 42277. Station, Blackpool South, L.M.S. 

Palace Picture Pavilion (we), Promenade. — 
Prop., Blackpool Tower Co., Ltd. 1,972 seats. 
Booked at Empress Buildings. Prices, is. gd. 
to 3s. 6d. Phone, Blackpool 25252. Cafe and 
Ballroom attached. Stations, Blackpool, 
North and Central. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 96 

Palace Variety Theatre (we), Promenade. — 
Props., Blackpool Tower Co., Ltd. 2,012 seats. 
Booked at Empress Buildings. Variety. 
Twice nightly. Prices, is. gd. to 4s. 6d. Stage, 
37 ft. deep ; 12 dressing-rooms. Cafe and 
Ballroom in same building. Phone, Blackpool 
25252. 

Palladium (we), Waterloo Road. — Props., 
South Shore Theatres. Ltd., 39, Abingdon 
Street, Blackpool. Phone 66. 1,450 seats. 
Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Mat. and twice nightly. 
Proscenium width, 28 ft. Phone, South Shore 
42023. Waterloo Road, Station, S.S. Black- 
pool. 

Princess Cinema, Promenade. —Props., Black- 
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by Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, 
Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
7887. 1,770 seats. Booked at H.O. Con- 
tinuous. Phone, Blackpool 467. Cafe lounge. 
Stations, Blackpool Central and North, L.M.S. 

Regent Picture House (we), Church Street. 
— Props., Regent Picture House (Blackpool), 
Ltd. 1,092 seats. Booked at Hall by Francis 
Fennell. Three shows daily. Prices, iod. 
to 2S. 3d. 

Rendezvous Cinema and Cafe (we], 57, 
Bond Street. — Prop., Fylde Cinmas, Ltd. 
Royal Oak Buildings, Lytham Road. 1,200 
seats. Booked at 97, Bridge Street, Man- 
chester, by J. Brearley. Three shows daily. 
Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Catt attached. 

Ritz (we). — Props., Union Cinemas, Ltd., 
30/31, Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, 
-Gerrard 7887. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 
Station, Blackpool, L..MS. 

Thornton Cinema (awh), Fleetwood Road,. — 
Prop., Cyril Howarth, 47, Woodland Avenue, 
Thornton. 337 seats. Prices, 7d. to is. gd. 
Once nightly. Booked at Manchester and 
Liverpool. Phone, Thornton 3230. Station, 
Thornton. 

Tivoli Picture Theatre (we), Talbot Square. — 
Prop., A. Hall, Palladium Cinema. Phone. 
41761. 861 seats. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. 
Three shows daily. Two changes weekly. 
Booked at Palladium, Blackpool. Pro- 
cenium width, 26 ft. Phone, Blackpool 508. 

Waterloo Picture House (we), Waterloo 
Road. — Prop., South Shore Theatres, Ltd., 
39, Abingdon Street, Blackpool. Phone, 66. 
971 seats. Twice nightly and mat. Two 
changes weekly. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Phone, 
South Shore 41026. Station, Blackpool South. 

Winter Gardens Pavilion (we), Church 
Street. — Prop., Blackpool Winter Gardens 
and Pavilion Co., Ltd. ?,i66 seats. Three 
shows daily. Prices, is. 9d. to 3s. 6d. Stage, 
38 ft. deep ; twenty dressing-rooms. Phone, 
Blackpool 25252. Cafe and Ballroom attached. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 96 

BLACKWOOD (Mon.), Pop. 6,200. 

Capitol (Sound, Ltd.), Hall Street, — Props., 
Blackwood Entertainments (1939), Ltd., 
New Hall, Bargoed, Mon. Phone, 72. 1,210 
seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. Prices, 
gd. to is. 9d. Phone, Blackwood 2138. 

Maxime (we). — Props., Blackwood Entertain, 
ments (1939), Ltd., New Hall, Bargoed, Mon- 
Phone, 72. 1,270 seats. Prices, 9d. to is. gd. 
Continuous. Proscenium width, 30 ft. Booked 
at H.O. Phone, Blackwood 2138. 

Oakdale Workmen's Library and Institute 
(Picture House) (baf). — Once nightly. Mat. 
Sat. 492 seats. Booked at Institute. Prices, 
6d. to is. 6d. Proscenium width, 30 ft. 
Stage, 25 ft. Two dressing-rooms. Phone, 
Blackwood 3185. Films by Film Transport 
Services (Cardiff). Station, Pontllanfraith. 
G.W.R. 

Palace (bth), High Street. — Props., Blackwood 
Entertainments (1939), Ltd., New Hall, 
Bargoed, Mon. (Closed). 

Welfare Hall Cinema (ba), Markham.— Prop., 
Markham & Distrct Miners Welfare Associa- 
tion, 4, Lawrence Avenue, Markham. 405 
seats. Continuous. Price. 7d. to is. 6d. 
Booked at Cardiff. Station, Hollybush, L.M.S. 

BLAENAVON (Mon), Pop. 11,076. 

Coliseum (ba). — Controlled by M. Goldblatt, 
97, Frederick Street, Cardiff. Phone, 871 1. 

,j.5o seits. Bunked at Cardiff, One show 



nightly. Two changes weekly. Phone, 
Blaenavon 248. Station, Blaenavon, G.W.R. 
Workmen's Hall (rcaI — Prop., Blaenavon 
Workmen. Sec, Cecil A. S. Northcote. g7& 
seats. Booked at Hall. One show nightly. 
Occasional Variety. Prices, gd to is. 6d. 
Phone, Blaenavon 224. Station, Blaenavon, 
G.W.R. (low level). 

BLAINA (Mon.). 
Gaiety (bth), High Stree,. — Prop., Blaina 
Cinematograph Co., Ltd. 5 gg seats. Prices, 
6d. to gd. Once nightly. Road transport. 

BLANDFORD (Dorset), Pop. 3,371. 
Palace (ba), — Prop., Percy Carter, 478 seats. 

Prices is. to 2S. 6d. Once nightly except 

Mon. and Sat. Booked at Hal!. Proscenium 

width, 26 ft. Phone, 12. Station, Blandford. 
Ritz (we). — Prop., Percy Carter, Palace Theatre, 

Blandford. 315 seats. Prices, is. to 2S. 6d. 

Continuous nightly. Booked at Palace. 

Phone, 12. Station, Blandford. 

BLAYDON-ON-TYNE (Co. Durham), Pop. 
32,259. 

Empire (ba), Church Street. — Stanley Rogers 
Cinemas, Ltd., I47-I4g, Northumberland 
Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Phone, New- 
castle 20317. 608 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous nightly. Prices, 6d. to is. Phone, 
Blaydon, ig. Station, Blaydon-on-Tyne, 
L.N.E.R. 

Pavilion Theatre (ba). — Prop., H. T. Smelt, 
125, Westgate Road, Newcastle-on-Tyne. 
700 seats. Two shows nightly. Two changes 
weeklv. Phone, 157. 

Plaza Cinema (we), Garden Terrace. — Props. 
Blaydon Cinema, Ltd., 40, Westgate Road, 
Newcastle-on-Tyne. Phone, Newcastle 22401 . 
1,200 seats. Continuous. Prices, gd. to is. 9d. 
Booked by Props. Proscenium width, 42 f t. 

BLETCHLEY (Bucks), Pop. 6,169. 
County (we), High Street. — Prop., Odeon 
Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. 
Phone, Bletchley 165. Station, Bletchley, 
L.M.S. 

Ritz (rca) Cranfield. — Props., London and Pro- 
vincial Cinemas, Ltd., 150 Southampton Row, 
London, W.C.2. 650 seats. Prices, gd. to 
2s. gd. Booked at H.O. Continuous. Pro- 
scenium width, 40 ft. Phone, 231. Station, 
Woburn Sands. 

Studio Cinema (rca). — Props., Savoy (Cobham), 
Ltd. Booked by Shipman and King, Ltd., 
Wellington House, Strand, London, W.C.2. 
Booked at H.O. Phone, Bletchley in, 

BLIDWORTH, Nr. Mansfield (Notts) 
Pop. 3,500. 

Scala (btp). — Prop., Blidworth Scala, Ltd. 
Once nightly. Twice on Sat. Prices, iod. to 
is. 6d. Phone, Blidworth 282. Station, Mans- 
field. L.M.S. Films by Road Transport. 

BLOXWICH (Staffs), Pop. 9,950. 
Odeon (we), High Street. — Prop., Odeon 
Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. 
Phone, Bloxwieh 66371. Station, Bloxwich, 
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BLYTH (Northumberland), Pop. 31,808. 

Central Cinema (rca), Market Place. —Prop., 
North East Coast Cinemas, Ltd.. 42, Westgate 
Road, Newcastle-on-Tyne. Phone 28082. 
1,347 seats. Continuous from 2 p.m. Three 
shows Sat. Booked at H.O. Phone, Blyth 189. 
Station, Blyth. 

Essoldo Cinema (we), Beaconsfield Street. — 
Prop., S. S. Blyth Kinemas, Ltd., 42, Westgate 
Road, Newcastle. Phone, 28082. 1,713 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Prices, gd. to 
2s. Phone, Blyth 555. Station, Blvth, 
L.N.E.R. 

Roxy Ballroom and. Cinema (btp). — Prop., 
S. S. Blyth Kinemas, Ltd., 42, Westgate Road, 
Newcastle-on-Tyne. Phone, Newcastle 28082. 
1,500 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
Phone, Blyth 221. Ballroom and cafe attached. 
Station, Blyth, L.N.E.R. (Cinema closed for 
reconstruction. ) 

Theatre Royal (we). — Prop., S. S. Blyth 
Kinemas, Ltd., 42, Westgate Road, New- 
castle-on-Tyne. Phone, Newcastle 28082. 
i,8ooseats. Stage, 30 ft. deep ; eight dressing- 
rooms. Prices, 9d. to 2s. Phone. Blyth 221. 

Wallaw Cinema (we), Union Street. — Prop., 
Wallaw Cinema (Blyth), Ltd., Wallaw 
Buildings, Ashington. Phone, Ashington 31- 
1,600 seats. Continuous evenings, Mon. to 
Fri. ; mats., Mon., Wed. and Sat. Two shows 
Sat evenings. Prices, 9d. to is. 9d. 

BODMIN (Cornwall), Pop. 5,526. 
Palace Theatre (bth). — Prop., R. C. Hill. 
400 seats. Booked at Palace, Truro. One 
show nightly : Mat. Sat. Prices, 6d. to is. 6d. 
Phone, 132. Station. Bodmin, G.W.R. 

BOGNOR REGIS (Sussex), Pop. 13,510. 

Odeon (bth). — Prop., Odeon Theatres, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, 
London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. 
Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Continuous. Phone, 
Bognor 88. Station, Bognor, S.R. 

Picturedrome (we), Canada Grove.— Prop.. 
Buxton Theatre Circuit, Ltd., Gaiety Theatre, 
Manchester. Phone, Deansgate 4111. 700 
seats. Booked at Manchester. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. Phone, Bognor 138. 
Cafe, attached. 

Theatre Royal (we). — Props., Godiva Cinemas, 
Ltd., Theatre Royal, Bognor Regis. Booked at 
Coventry. 850 seats. Prices, is. gd to 3s. 6d. 
Continuous. Phone, 212. Station, Bognor 
Regis. 

BOLDON COLLIERY (Co. Durham), Pop. 
5,000. 

Palace Electric (bth), North Road. — Prop., 
Boldon Electric Palace, Ltd. 700 seats. 
Booked at Hall by Man. Twice nightly. 
Two changes weekly. Prices, 4d. to gd. 

BOLLINQTON (nr. Macclesfield) (Cheshire) 
Pop. 5,027. 

Empire Picturk Theatre, Palmerston Street. 
— Props., Empire, Bollington, Ltd. Phone, 
3252. 500 seats. Booked at Hall. One 
show nightly ; three on Sat. Prices, 6d. to 
is. gd. 

B0L80VER (Derby), Pop. 11,009. 

Central Hall, Carr Vale. — Prop., J. R. 
Dakin. 450 seats. Nine shows weekly. 
Two changes weekly. Station, Bolsover. 

Plaza (bth), Town End. — Prop., New Palace 
(Bolsover), Ltd. 650 seats. Booked at HO., 
Continuous. Prices is. to is. 9d. Proscenium 
width, 24 ft. Stations, Bolsover, L.N.E.R. 
and L.M.S. Films by Road Transport. 



BOLTON (Lancs), Pop. 177,253. 

Belle Cinema (bth), Belmont Road, Astley 
Bridge. — Props., Belle Cinemas (Bolton), Ltd. 
450 seats. Booked at Manchester. Continuous. 
Mon. to Fri. from 6 p.m. ; two shows on Sat. 
Three changes weekly. Prices, 7d. to is, 

Capitol Cinema (bth), Churchgate. — Prop., 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, 
Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 7887. 1,632 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Phone, Bolton 2587. Station, 
Trinity Street, L.M.S. 

Carlton Theatre (bth), Mount Street. — 
Prop., Bolton Cinematograph Co., Ltd., 
Carlton Cinema, Cross Lane, Salford, Phone, 
Pendleton 1651. 930 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous, evenings. Mats. Mon, and Sat. 
Prices, 6d. to is. 9d. Proscenium width, 
22 ft. Phone, Bolton 1673. Stations, Trinity 
Street and Gt. Moor Street, Bolton. 

Crompton Cinema (btp), Crompton Way- 
Prop., Rialto Bolton, Ltd. 1,200 seats. 
Booked at Manchester. Continuous. Daily 
Mat. Prices, 7d. to 2s. 3d. Two dressing 
rooms. Cafe attached. Proscenium width, 
46 ft. Phone, Bolton 1089. 

Embassy (we). — Prop., John Buckley, Carlton 
Cinema, Cross Lane, Salford, Pendleton. 
Phone, 1651-2. 625 seats. Prices, iod. to 
2s. 3d. Continuous from 2 p.m. Phone, 1232. 
Booked at Carlton Cinema. Proscenium 
width, 18 ft. Station, Bolton, L.M.S. 

Empire Cinema (btp), Howard Street. — Prop., 
R. Cohen. 472 seats. Booked at Hall. 
Continuous. Prices, 6d. to gd. Phone, 
Bolton 1363. Station, Bolton, L.M.S. 

Gem Cinema (bth), Darley Street. — Prop., 
Gem Cinemas (Bolton), Ltd. 1,040 seats. 
Booked by Jas. Brearley, g7, Bridge Street, 
Manchester. Continuous. Prices, 7d. to 
is. gd. Phone, Bolton 2049. 

Hippodrome (bth) Deansgate. — Prop., Bolton 
Theatre and Entertainments Co., Ltd., 
14, Wood Street, Bolton. Lawrence William- 
son Repertory Co. Once nightly. Cafe. 
Phone, Bolton 781. Station, Trinity Street, 
L.M.S. 

Lido (we), Bradshawgate. — Props., Lido Cinema 
(Bolton), Ltd. 1,855 seats. Prices, is. to 
2s. gd. Continuous from 2 p.m. daily. 
Booked at Carlton Cinema, Salford. Pictures 
and occassional variety. Proscenium width, 
40 ft. Stage, 23 ft. deep. Nine dressing-rooms. 
Phone, 597. Station, Bolton, L.M.S. 

Majestic Cinema (we), Daubhill. — Bolton 
Cinematograph Co., Ltd, Carlton Cinema, 
Cross Lane, Salford. Phone, Pendleton 165 1. 
1,660 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous 
nightly. Mats., Mon., Wed. and Sat. Prices, 
gd. to is. 9d. Proscenium width, 60 ft. 
Phone, Bolton 171 6. 

Odeon (bth), Ash Burner Street. — Props., 
Odeon Properties, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. 
to 2s. gd. Phone, Bolton 4096. 

Palace Picture House (we), Bury Old Road, 
— Prop., Palace Picture House (Bolton), Ltd., 
17, North John Street, Liverpool. Phone. 
Advance 3572. 1,021 seats. Booked at 196, 
Deansgate, Manchester, by Ogdens. 
Continuous. Prices, 6d. to iod. Proscenium 
width, 30 ft. Stage, 9 ft. deep ; two dressing- 
rooms. Phone, Bolton n 55. 

Palladium Picture House (we), Higher 
Bridge Street. — Props., Gardowan Cinemas, 
Ltd., Palladium Cinema. 1,250 seats. Con- 
tinuous. Mats, daily. Proscenium width, 
22 ft. 6 in. Booked at Manchester. Prices, 7d. 
to is. gd. Phone, Bolton 2024. 



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Queen's Picture House (bth), Bradshaw- 
gate. — Prop., Rialto (Bolton), Ltd., 
Picture House, Trinity Street, Bolton, 
1,300 seats. Booked at Hall. Continuous, 
Prices, iod. to 2s. od. Cafe attached. Phone, 
Bolton 1251. Station, Trinity Street, L.M.S. 

Regal (we), Spa Road. — Prop., Lido (Bolton), 
Ltd. 2,230 seats. Continuous daily. Booked 
at Manchester. Phone, Bolton 2402. 

Regent (we), Deane Road. — Proc, Bolton 
Moor Kinema, Ltd. 940 septs. Booked by 
H.D.M. Circuit, Manchester. Mat., evening 
continuous. Two changes weekly. Prices, 
yd. to is. 6d. Phone, 2188. 

Rialto Picture Playhouse, St. George's 
Road. — Prop., Rialto (Bolton), Ltd. 1,147 
seats. Prices, iod. to 2s. 6d. Booked at Hall. 
Continuous. Phone, Bolton 137. 

Ritz (we). — Props., Ritz Cinema, Bolton, Ltd., 
Fletcher Street, Bolton. Booked at Man- 
chester. 700 seats. Continuous. Prices, 6d. to 
is. Phone, Bolton 1300. Station, Trinity 
Street, Bolton. 

Royal Cinema (we), St. George's Road. — 
Prop., H. Reeves. Booked at Hall. 800 seats. 
Continuous. Two changes weekly. Prices, 
8d. to is. gd. Phone, Bolton 1086. Proscen- 
ium width, 30 ft. 

Theatre Royal (we), Church Gate. — Props., 
Bolton Theatre & Entertainments Co., Ltd. 
Booked by H. D. Moorhouse Circuit, 7, Oxford 
Road, Manchester. 1,700 seats. Continuous. 
Cafe. Phone, 469. 

Tivoli (we). — Props., Rialto (Bolton), Ltd., 
Queen's Cinema, Trinity Street, Bolton. 
Phone, 1251. 1,160 seats. Prices, 7d. to 

• is. 9d. Three shows daily. Proscenium width, 
44 ft. Booked at Manchester. Phone, 
Bolton 1619. Station, Trinity Street, L.M.S. 

Windsor (btp), Deane Road. — Prop. Frank 
Donaldson, 14, Parsonage, Manchester. Phone, 
Blackfriars 7242. 650 seats. Price, 6d. to is. 
Continuous. Booked at Manchester. Phone, 
2624. Station, Bolton. 

BOOSBECK (Yorks), Pop. 1,250. 
Empire Cinema (btp), Skelton Road. — Lessee 
and Man., C. Bielby, 11, Park Lane, Guis- 
borough. 1,000 seats. Booked at Hall. 
One show nightly, two on Sat. Prices, 
5d. to is. Phone, Skelton 39. Proscenium 
width, 31 ft. Station, Boosbeck, L.N.E.R. 

BOOTLE (Lancs), Pop. 76,799. 

Gainsborough (bth), Knowsley Road. — Prop., 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, 
Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
7887. 1,311 seats. Booked at H.O. Con- 
tinuous evening. Phone, Bootle 3183. 

Imperial (we), Stanley Road. — Prop.. Bootle 
Amusements, Ltd. Man. Dir., George Prince. 
785 seats. Booked at Hall. Continuous. 
Mat. daily. Prices, 6d. to is. 9d. Phone, Bootle 
3722. Station, Lime Street (Parcels Office). 

Metropole Theatre (we). — Leslie Greene 
Circuit. H.O., 7. Elliot Street, Liverpool. 
Phone, Royal 538. London Offices, 18, 
Charing Cross Road W.C.2. Phone, Battersea 
2647. 1,500 seats. (Closed.) 

Palace (we), Marsh Lane. — Prop., Bootle 
Palace, Ltd. Man. Dir., George Prince. 
Booked at Hall. Continuous. Daily Mat. 
722 seats. Two changes weekly. Phone, 
Bootle 2917. 

Strand Cinema (btp), Irlam Road. — Prop., 
Strand Cinema Co., 11 /13, Victoria Street, 
Liverpool. Phone, Central 7931. 750 seats. 
Booked by W. J. Speakman, 126, Bold Street, 
Liverpool. Phone, Royal 2272/3. Con- 
tinuous. Mat daily. Prices, 6d. to is. Phone, 
Bootle 3286. Station, Marsh Lane, L.M.S. 



BORDON (Hants). 

Empire (we), Bordon Camp. — Props, Odeon 
Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333- Continuous. Prices, is. to 2S. 3d. 
Phone, Bordon 188. 

Palace. — Prop., South Downs Cinemas Ltd., 
129, Victoria Road, North, Southsea. Phone, ■ 
Portsmouth 5113. 600 seats. Booked at 
H.O. Continuous. Two changes weekly. 
Prices, 9d. to is. 6d. Phone, Bordon 14. 
Station, Bordon, S.R. ; and Road Transport. 

BOROUGH GREEN (Kent). Pop. 2,000. 
Palace (Imperial). — Prop., H. H. Sawdy. 
Prices, is. to 2s. 6d. Phone, Borough Green 
io9> Station, Borough Green, S.R. 

BOSTON (Lincs), Pop. 16,597. 

New Theatre (we), Market Place. — Prop., 
Boston Scala Theatre, Ltd. Reg. Office, 18, 
Low Pavement, Nottingham. 1,000 seats. 
Booked at Hall. Phone, 135. Two shows 
nightly. Prices, 6d. to is. 8d. Proscenium 
width, 27 ft. Stage, 30 ft. deep ; six dressing- 
rooms. Station, Boston, L.N.E.R. 

Odeon (bth), South Square. — Prop., Odeon 
Properties, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. 
to 3s. 6d. Phone, Boston 2961. 

Regal (we) 

Scala (we). — Prop., Boston Scala Theatre 
Ltd. H.O., 18, Low Pavement, Nottingham. 
000 seats. Booked at New Theatre, Boston . 
Twice nightly. Two changes weekly. Mat. 
Thurs. and Sat. Prices, 3d. to is. 3d. Pro- 
scenium width .22 ft. Cafe. Phone, Boston 
135. Station, Boston, L.N.E.R. (Closed). 

BOURNE (Lincs), Pop. 4,889. 

Tudor (bth). — 600 seats. Once nightly, twice 
Sat. Prices, 7d. to is. 4d. 

BOURNE END (Bucks). 
Royalty (bth), Parade. — Prop., Royalty 
Theatre (Bourne End), Ltd., 179, Wardour 
Street, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 3872. 558 seats. 
Booked at Wardour Street. Continuous. 
Mat. Sat. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Phone, Bourne 
End 299. Station, Bourne End, G.W.R. 

BOURNEMOUTH (Hants), Pop. 116,780. 

Astoria (bth), Boscombe. — Frank Okin, 52, 
Shaftesbury Avenue, London. W.C.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 1668. 1,500 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Proscenium 
width, 26 ft. Phone, Southbourne 1425. 
Station, Boscombe, S.R. 

Carlton Super Cinema (wt), Christchurch 
Road. — Prop., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London. Gerrard 
7887. 1,554 seats. Booked at H.O. Cafe. 
Phone, Boscombe 455. Station, Boscombe, 
S.R. 

Electric Theatre we), Commercial Road. — 
Prop., Capital and Counties Electric Theatres, 
Ltd. 1,187 seats. Booked at Regent, Poole. 
Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Continuous. Cafe. Phone, 
Bournemouth 2165. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 96 

Grand Super Cinema (rca), Westbourne. — 
Prop., Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 
30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
7887. 1,000 seats. Booked at H.O. Con- 
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BOURNEMOU 111 continued. 

Moderne (we), Winton. — Prop., Portsmouth 

Town Cinemas, Ltd., Shaftesbury Cinema, 
Portsmouth. Phone, 4976. 1,478 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous from 1.30 p.m. 
Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Cafe. Phone, Winton 
1234. Station, Bournemouth Central. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 96 

Odeon (bth), Christchurch Road.— Prop., 
Odeon Properties, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.I. 
Phpne, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. od. to 4s. 6d. Phone, Bourne- 
mouth 980. 

Palladium (we), Fisherman's Walk, South- 
bourne. — Prop., H. P. E. Mears, 303, Wim- 
borne Rd., Winton. Phone, Southbourne 163. 
500 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
Prices is. to 2s. 9d. Proscenium width, 20 ft. 
down, S.R. Films by Road Transport. 

Pavilion. — County Borough of Bournemouth. 
1,519 seats. Stage Plays, Variety, Operas, 
Ballet, Musical Comedies, etc. Prices, 3s. 
to 75. 6d. (variable). Proscenium width, 45 ft. 
Stage, 45 ft. deep ; 23 dressing rooms. 
Restaurant and ballroom. Station, Bourne- 
mouth Central. Phone, Bournemouth 
5860-1. 

Plaza (rca). — Prop., H. P. E. Mears, 303, 
Wimborne Road, Winton. 500 seats. Con- 
tinuous. Booked at H.O. Three changes 
weekly. Prices, is. to 2S. 3d. Phone, Winton 
790. Station, Bournemouth Central. 

Premier News, Albert Road. 

Regent (ba). — -Prop., Provincial Cinemato- 
graph Theatres, Ltd., New Gallery House, 
123, Regent Street, London, W. Phone, 
Bournemouth 2402. 2,2fi7seats. Prices, is. od. 
to 4s. 6d. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 96 

Row (Perfectatone). — Props. Wests Pictures 

Ltd. (Closed). 
Savoy (bth), Christchurch Road. — Props., 

M. & O. Theatres, Ltd., 52, Shaftesbury 

Avenue, London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 1668. 

760 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 

Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Proscenium width, 30 ft. 

Cafe. Phone, Boscombe 1798. Station, 

Boscombe. 
The Ritz (we), Wimborne Road, Winton. 
Westover Cinema (we). — Prop., Associated 

British Cinemas, Ltd., Golden Square, London. 

W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 2,503 seats. 

Booked at H.O. Continuous. Phone, Bourne- 
mouth 433. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 

See page 96 

BOWBURN (Durham). 
Crown (we). — Prop., Frederick Iseton, 1, The 
Avenue, Coxhoe, Ferryhill. Phone, Coxhoe 
29. 450 seats. Prices, 6d. to is. 6d. Once 
nightly. Twice Sat. Booked at Avenue 
Cinema, Coxhoe. Proscenium width, 35 ft. 
Station, Coxhoe Bridge. 

BOVEY TRACEY (Devon), Pop. 2,788. 
The cinema (ba). — Prop., L. J. Copp. 250 seats. 
Booked at Hall. Phone, 189. Station, Bovey 
Tracey. 

BRACKLEY (Northants), Pop. 2,181. 
Town Hall. — Props., Town Council. 250 seats. 
Admission, iod.; Twice weekly. 



BRACKNELL (Berks), Pop. 4,000. 
Regal (rca). —Props., Union Cinemas, Ltd., 
.Managed by Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 
30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 7887. 396 seats. Continuous. Booked 
at H.O. Phone, 204. Station, Bracknell. 

BRADFORD (Yorks), Pop. 298,041. 

Arcadian Cinema (we), Legrams Lane. — 
Props., Glenroyal Cinema (Bradford), Ltd. 
1,000 seats. Prices, iod. to is. gd. Continuous. 
Booked by A. S. Hyde, at Briggate, Shipley 
Proscenium width, 38 ft. Stage, 15 ft. deep. 
Two dressing-rooms. Phone, Bradford 11255. 
Stations, Bradford Exchange and Foster 
Square. 

Birch Lane Cinema (rca), West Bowling. — 
Prop., Bowling Cinema Co., Ltd., 24, Foster 
Square, Bradford. 684 seats. Booked at Hall. 
Continuous. Two changes weekly. Prices, 6d. 
to is. 6d. Proscenium width, 18 ft. Phone, 
Bradford 4946. Station, Bradford, L.M.S.. or 
L.N.E.R. 

Carlton (we), Manchester Road. — Prop., 
Marshfield Cinema Co., Ltd. 1,261 seats. 
Booked at Leeds. Continuous. Two changes 
weekly. Prices, 6d. to is. gd. Proscenium 
width, 25 ft. Phone, Bradford 6152. Station, 
Bradford and F.T.S. 

Civic Playhouse (G. B. Kalee), Chapel Street, 
— Prop., Bradford Civic Playhouse Friendly 
Society. Phone, 10329. Booked at Leeds and 
London. 299 seats. Prices, is. to 2s. Shows 
every third week. Station, Bradford Exchange, 
L.N.E.R., and Foster Square, L.M.S. 

Coliseum (btp), Toller Lane. — Prop., Coliseum 
(Bradford), Ltd., Central Chambers, Briggate, 
Shipley. Phone, 2974. Booked by A. S. 
Hyde, at Briggate, Shipley. 1,176 seats. 
Continuous. Prices, 7d. to is. Phone, Bradford 
4919. Station, Bradford, L.M.S. and L.N.E.R. 

Coronet Cinema (we), Otley Road.— Prop., 
C. Cawthorne and A. S. Hyde, Central Cham- 
bers, Briggate, Shipley. Phone, Shipley 
2974. 603 seats. Booked at Hall. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, 7d. to is. Proscenium 
width, 22 ft. Phone, Bradford 6829. Films 
by Road Transport. Station, Foster Square. 

Cosy Cinema (we), Fair Road, Wibsey. — Prop., 
Marshfield Cinema Co. , Ltd. , Manchester Road. 
Phone, Bradford 6152. 761 seats. Booked at 
Leeds. Continuous. Prices, 6d. to is. gd. 
Stage, 20 ft. deep. Two dressing-rooms. 
Phone, Low Moor 32. Station, Bradford and 
F.J.S. 

Coventry Cinema (we), Wakefield Road.— 
Prop., Northern Cinema Companv, West 
Bank, Daisy Hill, Bradford. Phone, Brad- 
ford 1186. 441 seats. Booked at Hall. 
Continuous. Two changes weekly. Prices, 5d. 
to is. gd. Phone, Bradford 3501. Stations, 
Bradford (Foster Square and Exchange). 

Elite Cinema, Toller Lane.— Prop., C. & H. 
Cinemas, Ltd. 1,285 seats. Booked by A. S. 
Hyde, at Briggate, Shipley. Phone, 1. Con- 
tinuous. "Two changes weekly. Prices, iod. 
to is. 9d. Phone, 3576. 

Elysian Picture House, Lidget Green.- Prop., 
F. Minel Agal, 2, Carlisle Road, Manningh am, 
Bradford. Phone, 4248. 400 seats. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous. Prices, 6d. to is. 
Proscenium width, 22 ft. Phone, Bradford 
6189. Road Transport. 

Empire Super Cinema (we), Horton Road. — 
Prop., The New Empire Bradford (1937), Ltd. 
1,320 seats. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 
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Phone, Bradford 1788. Station, Bradford, 
L.M.S., and L.N.E.R., and Road Transport. 

Empress Picture House (we), Legrams Lane. — 
Prop., Listerhills Cinema, Ltd. 547 seats. 
Res. and Booking Man., A. Meynell. Booked 
at Hall. Two shows nightly. Two changes 
weekly. Prices, 6d. to is. 6d. Phone, Bradford 
4945. Station, Bradford, L.M.S.and L.N.E.R. 

Grange Picture House (bth), Great Horton 
Road. — Prop., Grange Picture House, Ltd. 
1,088 seats. Booked at Hall. Continuous. 
Mats. Wed. and Sat. Prices, rod. to is. 6d. 
Phone, Bradford 76. Stations, Bradford 
Exchange or Forster Square. Films by 
Road Transport. 

Greengates Cinema (ba). — Props., J.O.G.S. 
Cinemas, 23, Albion Place, Leeds. Phone, 
Leeds 20691-2. 575 seats. Booked at Leeds. 
Continuous. Prices, 6d. to is. 9d. Phone, 
Idle 269. Station, Apperly Bridge. 

Hippodrome (we), Barkerend Road. — Prop., 
Bradford Hippodrome (1929), Ltd., M. P. 
Cryer, Old Bank Chambers, Keighley. Phone, 
2264. 1,460 seats. Booked at Leeds. Con- 
tinuous evenings during week, two separate 
shows on Sat. Prices, 9d. and 6d. Phone, 
Bradford 4207. Station, Bradford, L.M.S. 
and L.N.E.R. 

Idle Picture House (ba). — Props., Idle 
Cinema, Ltd. 500 seats. Booked at Leeds. 
Continuous. Prices, 6d. to is. Phone, Idle 
144. Station, Bradford. Films per F.T.S. 

Low Moor Piciure House (bth), Huddersfield 
Road.— Prop, and Res. Man., John Lush. 
538 seats. Once nightly. Twice Sat. Two 
changes weekly. Station, Low Moor, L.N.E.R. 

Lyceum Cinema (we), Bradford Lane, Laister- 
dyke. — Prop., Lyceum Cinema Co., Ltd. 
1,112 seats. Booked at Leeds. Continuous, 
Two changes weekly. Prices, 6d. to is. 6d. 
Phone, 4987. Station, Laisterdyke, Bradford. 

Marlboro Cinema (bth), Carlisle Road. — 
Prop., Mar'boro Cinema, Ltd. Booked at Hall 
and at Leeds. 1,200 seats. Continuous. Two 
changes weekly. Phone, 5560. 

Morley Street Picture House (ba). — Prop., 
Denman Picture Houses, Ltd., 148-150, 
Wardour Street, London, W.i. 1,180 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continu ous. Prices, iod. to 
is. 9d. Cafe attached. Phone, Bradford 
2438. Station, Bradford, L.M.S. and 
L.N.E.R., and Road Transport. 

New Victoria (ba). — Prop., Provincial Cine- 
matograph Theatres, New Gallery House 
Regent Street, London, W.i. Phone, Regent 
8080. 3,318 seats. Continuous from 1 p.m 
Booked at H.O. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Pro 
scenium width, 58 ft. Stage, 45 ft. deep 
12 dressing rooms. Cafe. Ballroom. Phone 
9183-4. Station, Bradford, L.N.E.R 

Exchange, L.M.S., Forster Square. 

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Odeon, Manchester Road. — Prop., Odeon 
Properties, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.I. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 
Continuous. Phone, Bradford 2442. 

Oriental Cinema (we), Oak Lane, Manning- 
ham. — Prop., P. Richardson, 54, Haworth 
Road, Bradford. 744 seats. Booked at Hall. 
Continuous Mon. to Fri. Two shows Sat. 

Oxford Picture House (we), Undercliffe. — 
Prop., Undercliffe Picture House Co., Ltd., 
Dudley Hill Road, Undercliffe, Bradford. 
650 seats. Booked at Leeds. Continuous. 
Mat., Wed. and Sat. Prices, 6d. to is. 6d. 
Phone, Bradford 5785. 

Picturedrome (btp), Bridge Street. — Prop., 



Picturedrome (Bradford), Ltd. 800 seats. 
Continuous. Prices, 6d. to is. Phone, Brad- 
ford 5348. Station, Bradford, L.N.E.R. 

Picture Palace (awh), Dudley Hill. — Props., 
Goodalls Pictures (1931), Ltd., Albion 
Street, Cleckheaton. Phone, Cleckheaton 
224. 600 seats. Prices, 6d. to is. gd. Con- 
tinuous, Mon. to Fri., from 6p.m. Twoshovvs 
Sat. Booked at H.O. Phone, Dudley Hill 
108. Station. Dudley Hill, Bradford, L.N.E.R. 

Plaza (we), Cross Lane, Great Horton. — Prop., 
West Bradford Picture Theatres, Ltd., 
20, Fountain Street, Bradford. Phone, 
Bradford 5829. Continuous nightly ; Mat., 
Wed. and Sat. Booked at Leeds. 787 seats. 
Proscenium width, 19 ft. Prices, 6d. to is. gd. 
Phone, Bradford 4948. Station, Great Horton. 

Queen's Hall Cinema (we), Laisterdyke, 
Bradford. Props., Queen's Cinema (Bradford), 
Ltd., Central Chambers, 2, Cheapside. 500 
seats. Prices, 5d. to gd. Booked at Leeds. 
Continuous. Two changes weekly. Phone, 
Dudley Hill 106. 

Regal Cinema (we), Five Lane Ends, Eccles- 
hill.— Prop., Regal EccleshiU, Ltd., 178, Street 
Lane, Leeds 7. Phone 62353. 9°° seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Prices, 6d. to 
is. <xi. Phone, Idle 402. Station, Bradford. 

Regent Cinema (we), Manningham Lane. — 
Props., J, F. Emery Circuit, 26, Cross Street, 
Manchester. Phone, Blackfriars 7876. 1,384 
seats. Continuous. Booked at H.O. Pro- 
scenium width, 24 ft. Stage, 32 ft. Two 
dressing-rooms. Phone, Bradford 28g8. 
Station, L.M.S. 

Ritz (we). — Props., Associated British Pictures, 
Ltd., 30 and 31, Golden Square, London, W.C. 
Phone, Gerrard 7887. 2,021 seats. Con- 
tinuous. Booked at H.O. Phone, Bradford 
868g. Stations, Foster Square, L.M.S., 
Exchange, L.N.E.R. 

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St. George's Hall (we), Bridge Street. — 
Prop., New Century Pictures, Ltd. 2,015 seats. 
Booked at H.O., 123, Regent Street, London, 
W.i. Continuous. Prices, 7d. to is. 9d. 
Phone, Bradford 1718. Station, Bradford 
(Exchange), L.N.E.R., Forster Square, L.M.S. 

Tatler Cinema (we), 4, Thornton Road. — ■ 
Prop., Regal Cinema (Warrington), Ltd., 
Gaiety Theatre, Manchester. 600 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Prices, 6d. to 
2S. 3d. Proscenium width, 25 ft. Phone, 
Bradford, 3654. Stations L.M.S. and L.N.E.R. 

Tennyson Cinema (we), Otley Road. — Prop., 
Lyceum Cinema Co., Ltd., Laisterdyke, 
Bradford. 1,157 seats. Booked at Lyceum, 
Laisterdyke. Twice nightly. Prices, 4d. to 
is. Phone, Bradford 1133. 

Theatre Royal Picture House (we), Manning- 
ham Lane. — Prop., Bradford Theatre Royal 
Picture House, Ltd. i,2g2 seats. Prices, 
iod. to 2S. 3d. Proscenium width, 30 ft. 
Booked at Hall. Continuous. Stage, 16 ft. 
deep. Two dressing-rooms. Phone, Bradford 
3245-6. Station, Forster Square, L.M.S. 

Tivoli Picture Hall (bth), Leeds Road. — 
Prop., Tivoli (Leeds Rd.), Ltd. 500 seats. 
Booked at Leeds. Continuous. Two changes 
weekly. Prices, 6d. to 9d. Phone, Bradford 
3728. Station, Bradford, L.M.S. 

Towers Hall (btp), Manchester Road — Prop., 
Hibberts' Pictures, Ltd. 996 seats . Films 
booked at Hall. Continuous. Two changes 
weekly. Prices, 6d. to is. gd. Phone, Brad- 
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BRADFORD— continued. 

Victoria (we), Thornton Road, Girlington. 

Prop., Victoria Palace (Girlington), Ltd. 

978 seats. Booked at Hall by Thos. Anni- 

tage, Ellwood, Brighouse. Continuous. 

Prices, 5d. to is. Proscenium width, 40 ft. 

Billiard Hall. Phone, Bradford 4920. Films by 

Road Transport. Station, L.M.S. 
Western Talkie Theatre (we), Park Road. — 

Prop., J. R. Whiteley. Manage, and Licensee, 

E. G. Douglas. 650 seats. Continuous. 

Booked at Hall. Prices, 6d. to lod. Phone 

6290. Station, Bradford, L.M.S. 
Wyke Hippodrome (we), Garden Fields, 

Town Gate, Wyke. — Prop., Wellington Film 

Service, 10, Mill Hill, Leeds. Phone, 23524. 

600 seats. Prices, 6d. to is. Two shows 

nightly. Booked at Leeds. 

BRADFORD-ON-AVON (Wilts), Pop. 4,735 
Alexander Picture Theatre ( bth), 49A, 
St. Margaret Street. — Prop., H. Mills and 
Son. 424 seats. Booked at Hall. Con- 
tinuous. Pictures and Variety. Prices, 9d. 
to 2S. 3d. Stage and two dressing-rooms. 
Phone, 236s. Station, Bradford-on-Avon, 
G.W.R. 

BRADLEY, nr. Bilston (Staffs). 
Forum Cinema (bth), Bank Street. — Props., 
Astel Pictures, Ltd., C. S. Joseph Circuit, 38, 
John Bright Street, Birmingham 1. Phone 
Mid 1933. 350 seats. Evenings from 6 p.m. 
Mats. Mon., Thurs. and Sat. Prices, 6d. to is. 
Booked by C. S. Joseph at H.O. Phone, 
Bilston 41398. Station, Bilston, G.W.R. 

BRADWELL (Derbyshire), Pop. 1,200. 
Memorial Hall (Metropolitan). — Prop., J. 
Brown and Co. 250 seats. All correspondence 
to R. O. Brown, 228, Fulwood Road, Sheffield. 
Tues. and Thurs. only. Prices, 6d. to is. gd. 
Phone, Sheffield 61 126. 

BRAINTREE (Essex), Pop. 8,912. 

Central Cinema (we), High Street. — Props., 
Shipman and King, Ltd. H.O., Wellington 
House, Strand, W.C.2. Phone, Temple Bar 
5077. Booked at H.O. Phone, Braintree 78. 
Station, Braintree, L.N.E.R., and Films by 
Essex Transport. 

Embassy(we), Fairfield Road. — Props., Shipman 
and King, Ltd. H.O., WeJington House, 
Strand, W.C.2. Stage and dressing-rooms. 
Cafe. Phone, Braintree 78. 

BRAMLEY (near LEEDS) (Yorks), Pop. 
11,400. 

Lido Cinema (we), Town Street. — Props., 

J.O.G.S. Cinemas, 23, Albion Place, Leeds. 

Phone, 20691-2. 412 seats. Booked at H.O. 

Continuous. Twice nightly Sat. Prices, 6d. 

to is. gd. Phone, Pudsey 3208. Station, 

Bramley, L.N.E.R. 
Clifton (we), Stanningley Road. — Props., 

Clifton Cinema Co. (Leeds), Ltd., Bramley. 

Phone, Pudsey 2365. 1,312 seats. Prices, 

iod. to is. gd. Continuous. Booked by 

Mr. L. Cansfield. Proscenium width, 30 ft. 

Film Transport Service. 

BRAMPTON (Cumb.), Pop. 3,000. 
Lochinvar Cinema (gb). — Prop., A. B. Coghlan. 
300 seats. Twice nightly. Prices, is. to 2S. 
Booked at Newcastle. Proscenium width, 
22 ft. Phone, Brampton 173. Station 
Longtown, L.N.E.R. 



BRANDON (Suffolk), Pop. 2,500. 
Avenue (bth), London Road. — Prop., B. C. 
Culey, Palace Cinema, Thetford. Phone, 
Thetford 2279. 495 seats. Continuous. Prices, 
7d. to 2S. gd. Proscenium width, 30 ft. Stage, 
12 ft. deep ; two dressing-rooms. Booked at 
Thetford. Phone, Brandon 236. 

BRAUNTON (Devon), Pop. 5,000. 
Plaza (bth), Exeter Road. — Prop., Messrs. R. 
& R. J. Long. 500 seats. Booked at Hall. 
Continuous. Prices, iod. to 2S. 3d. Proscenium 
width, 25 ft. Phone, Braunton 220. Station, 
Braunton, S.R. 

BREAM (Gi.os), Pop. 4,000. 
Miners Welfare Cinema (gb). — Sec. : A. 
Brookes, 11, Highbury Road, Bream. 300 
seats. Prices, 7d. to is. gd. Once nightly 
Booked by Secretary. Station, Lydney. 

BREDBURY (Cheshire), Pop. 6,023. 

Palace (bth), Bredbury. — Prop., W. G. 
Stansfield. 450 seats. Once nightly ; twice 
Sat. Prices, 6d. to is. gd. Booked at Hall. 
Proscenium width, 21 ft. Station, Bredbury. 

BRENTFORD (Mddx), Pop. 17,039. 

Queen's Cinema (rca), Half Acre. — Props., 
Watford Amusements, Ltd., 150, Regent St., 
London, W.i. Phone, Reg. 0712. 650 seat? 
Continuous. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Booked at 
H.O. Proscenium width, 24 ft. Phone, 
Ealing 1974. Station, Brentford, S.R. 

BRENTWOOD (Essex). Pop. 7,209. 

Odeon (bth), High Street. — Prop., Odeon 
Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 5g, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple 
Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 
Phone, Brentwood 1723. 

Pu.ace (btp), High Street. — Prop., S. Dorin 
and Partners, Ltd. 1,100 seats. Booked in 
London. Continuous. Prices, gd. to 2s. gd. 
Proscenium width, 32 ft. Phone, Brentwood 
64. Station, Brentwood, L.N.E.R. 

Iarade Cinema (btp). — Prop., S. Dorin & 
Partners, Ltd. 500 seats. Continuous. 
(Closed.) 

BRIDGNORTH (Shropshire), Pop. 5,151. 
Majestic (rca). — Prop., Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, 
W.i Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,030 seats. Con- 
tinuous. Booked at H.O. Phone, 3274. 
Station, Bridgnorth, G.W.R. 

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BRIDGWATER (Som). Pop. 17,139. 

Odeon (bth), Penal Orlieu. — Prop., Odeon 
Properties, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple 
Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to js. 6d. 
Phone, Bridgwater 2383. 

Rex (we). — Prop., George Rees Theatres, Ltd. 
Continuous, except Sat. Phone, 2773. Station, 
Bridgwater 2368. 

Town Hall (Vitavox).— Lessee, P. E. Archer- 
550 seats. Continuous from 6 p.m. Prices> 
gd. to 2s. 9d. Phone, Bridgwater 2368. 

BRIDLINGTON (Yorks), Pop. 19,704. 

Lounge (we). — Props., Esplanade Cafe, Ltd., 
22, Promenade, Bridlington. gio seats. 
Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Booked 
at Leeds. Proscenium width, 32 ft. Cafe. 
Phone, 2225. Station, Bridlington, L.N.E.R, 



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Regal (rc a). — Prop., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,489 seats. Con- 
tinuous. Booked at H.O. Cafe and Ballroom 
attached. Phone, 2819. Station, Bridlington, 
L.N.E.R. 

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Winter Gardens Super Sound Cinema (we) 
The Promenade. — Prop., Winter Gardens 
(Bridlington), Ltd. 1,026 seats. Booked at 
Criterion Theatre, George Street, Hull, by 
B. Evans. Continuous 2.30 to 10.30 dailv. 
Suns, from 5 p.m. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Stage, 
approx. 30 ft. deep ; six dressing-rooms. 
Proscenium width, 30 ft. Billiard Salon 
underground. Phone, Bridlington 3012. 

Station, Bridlington, L.N.E.R. 

BRIDPORT (Dorset), Pop. 5,917. 
Palace (bth). — Prop., The Dorchester Cinema 

Co., Ltd. Phone, Dorchester 488. 543 seats 

Booked at Shute Have, Walditch, Bridport. 

Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Phone, 167. 

Station, Bridport, G.W.R. 
Lyric Cinema (we), Barrack Street. — Prop., 

The Dorchester Cinema Co., Ltd. Phone, 

Dorchester 488. Continuous. Prices, is. to 

2S. 3d. 234 seats. Booked at Shute Haye. 

Walditch, Bridport. Phone, Bridport 414, 

Station, Bridport, G.W.R. 

BRIERFIELD (Lancs), Pop. 7,696. 
New Star Cinema (we). — Prop., A. Warburton. 
670 seats. Booked at Manchester. Once 
nightly ; three shows Sat. Prices, 6d. to is. 
Proscenium width, 24 ft. Stage, 15 ft. deep; 
two dressing-rooms. Phone, Nelson 1235. 
Station, Brierfield, L.M.S. 

BRIERLEY HILL (Staffs), Pop. 14,344. 

Coronet (rca), High Street, Quarry Bank. 
475 seats. Prices, 6d. to is. gd. Continuous. 
Booked by Mrs. Couper, Greenbank, Wordsley. 
Proscenium width, 23 ft. Phone, Cradley 
6,500. 

Damlo (rga). — Prop., Danilo (Brierley Hill) 
Ltd., Morris House, 1-5, Jermyn Street, 
London, S.W.I. Phone, Whitehall 3242. 
1,200 seats. Proscenium width, 34 ft. Prices, 
iod. to 2s. Phone, Brierley Hill 7474. 
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Forum (gyrotone), Pensnett. — Prop., F. C. 
Leatham. Phone, 7333. 450 seats. Con- 
tinuous, evenings. Mats., Mon. and Thur. 
Prices, iod. to is. gd. Booked at Hall. Pro- 
scenium width, 30 ft. Station, Brettel Lane, 
L.M.S. 

Opeon (bth), High Street. — Props., Odeon 
Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 5g, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, iod. 
to 2s. Phone, Brierley Hill 7104. Station, 
Brierley Hill, G.W.R. 

BRIGG (Lincs), Pop. 3,019. 

Electric Playhouse, Market Place. — Prop., 
(Exors.) W. H. Webster, Grand Theatre, 
Wrawby Street, Brigg. Booked at H.O. 
Brigg. Phone 2131. Station, Brigg, L.N.E.R. 

Grand Theatre (duosonic), Wrawby Street. — 
Prop. (Exors.) W. H. Webster, " Berwyn," 
Wrawby Street. Phone 2289. 750 seats. 
Booked at Hall. Once nightly, Mon. to Fri. 
Twice Sat., Mat., Thurs and Sat. Prices, 
iod. to 2s. 3d. Stage and three dressing- 
rooms. 



BRIGHOUSE (Vorks), Pop. 30,000. 

Albert Theatre (we), Huddersfield Road. — 
Prop., Brighouse Picture House, Ltd., 5.. 
Rawson Street, Halifax. Phone, 2267. 917 
seats. Booked at Hall. Continuous from 6 p.m. 
Mats., Tues. and Sat. Two changes weekly. 
Prices, iod. to is. gd. Phone, Brighouse 88. 

Kitz (isTii). — Prop., Union Cinemas_ Ltd. 
Managed by Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 
30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 7887. 986 seats. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. Phone, Brighouse 777. 

Savoy (we). — Prop., The Savoy Picture House 
(Brighouse), Ltd. 564 seats. Booked at 
Leeds. Continuous Mon. to Fri. Twice 
nightly Sats. and Holidays. Mats. Mon. and 
Sat. Two changes weekly. Prices, gd. to 
is. 9d. Proscenium width, 20 ft. Phone 304. 
Station, Brighouse. 

BRIGHTLINGSEA (Essex), Pop. 4,145. 

Regal (btp), Station Road. — Prop., Bostoek, 
Cinema Circuit. 45, Chevalier Street, Ipswich. 
295 seats. Twice nightly. Two changes 
weekly. Prices, iod. to is. 9d. Phone, Bright- 
lingsea 2. Station, Brightlingsea, L.N.E.R. 

BRIGHTON (Sussex), Pop. 147,427. 

Academy Theatre (ba), West Street. — Prop., 
Gaumont-British Picture Corporation, Ltd., 
123, Regent Street, London, W.i. Phone. 
Regent 8080. 976 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Proscenium 
width, 30 ft. Phone, Brighton 35g5. Station, 
Brighton, S.R. 

Arcadia Cinema (soundcraft), Lewes Road. — 
Prop., S.M. Super Cinemas, Ltd., Morris 
House, 1-5, Jermyn Street, London, S.W.i. 
Phone, Whitehall 3242. 472 seats. Con- 
tinuous. Three changes weekly. Booked at 
H.O. Phone, Brighton 5ig7. Station, 
Brighton, S.R. 

Astoria (we), Gloucester Place. — Prop., Asso- 
ciated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden 
Square, London, W.I. Phone, Gerrard, 7887. 
1,823 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
Cafe Restaurant attached. Phone, Brighton 
6085. Station, Brighton, S.R. 
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Court Cinema (we), New Road. — Prop., J. 
H. Canvin. 800 seats. Booked it London. 
Continuous. Prices, 6d. to is. 6d. Proscenium 
width, 34 ft. Phone, Brighton 2266. 

Curzon Kinema (rca). Western Road. — Prop., 
Regal Cinema Co. Booked at Hall. Con- 
tinuous. 600 seats. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. 
Phone, Brighton 2841. 

Duke of York's Theatre (bth), Preston 
Circus. — Prop., Sussex Picturedrome Co., 
Ltd., 115, Western Road, Brighton. 750 
seats. Gen. Man., H. E. Jordan. Sec, V. R. 
Chennell. Continuous. Three changes weekly. 
Prices, 7d. to 2s. 3d. Phone, Brighton 2503. 

Gaiety (we), Lewes Road. — Prop., Gaiety 
(Brighton). Ltd.. Picturedrome, Eastbourne 
Phone, Eastbourne 1441. Continuous from 
2 p.m. Booked at Picturedrome, Eastbourne, 
by Randolph E. Richards, Man. Director. 
Proscenium width, 42 ft. Phone, Brighton 
3314. Station, Brighton, S.R. 

Grand, North Road. — Prop., Albert Rose, 
34, Hove Street, Hove. 1,200 seats. Variety 
twice nightly. Prices, is. 6d. to 4s. Prosceniuin 
width, 32 ft. Stage, 30 ft. deep ; 12 dressing 
rooms. Phone 3223/4. Station, Brighton, 
S.R. 

Hippodrome. — 1,850 seats. 

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BRIGHTON— continued. 

Imperial (we). — Prop., Gaywood Cinemas, Ltd., 
North Street, Brighton. 2,000 seats. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, Films, is. to 2s. od. ; stage 
shows, 2s. 6d. to 10s. 6d. Booked in London. 
Proscenium width, 45 ft. Stage, 36 ft. deep. 
Films and stage shows. Phone, Brighton 221 1. 
Station, Brighton, S.R. 

Metro (ba), Kemp Town. — Prop., Jack Leslie 
& Co. 300 seats. Continuous from 3.15 p.m. 
Prices, iod. to is. 6d. Booked at Hall. 
Proscenium width, 14 ft. Phone, Brighton 
1348. Station, Brighton, S.R. 

Odeon (bth), Kemp Town. — Prop., Odeon 
Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. 
Continuous. Phone, Brighton 6792. 

Odeon (bth), West Street and Little Russell 
Street. — Prop., Odeon Properties, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, is. 9d. to 4s. 6d. Phone, 
Brighton 6686. 

Palladium Cinema (we), King's Road. — Prop., 
Palladium (Brighton), Ltd. 1,200 seats. 
Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. Continuous. Booked 
at Hall. Proscenium width, 30 ft. Phone, 
Brighton 1600. Caf6 attached. Station, 
Brighton, S.R. 

Princes Cinema (we), North Street. — 'Prop., 
Dan Benjamin, Princes Cinema, North St., 
550 seats. Booked at Hall. Continuous. 
Prices, gd. to 2s. 3d. Phone, Brighton 3563. 
Station, Brighton (Central), S.R., and Messrs. 
Tate Bros., Motion Film Transport. 

Regent (we), Queen's Road. — Prop., Gaumont 
British Picture Corporation and Provincial 
Cinematograph Theatres, Ltd., New Gallery 
House, 123, Regent Street, London, W.i. 
Phone, Regent 8080. 2,024 seats. Booked at 
H.O. Continuous. Prices, is. 9d. to 4s. 6d. 
Restaurants, Cafe and Dance Hall attached. 
Phone, Brighton n 20 and Restaurant 1140. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
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Savoy (we), East Street. — Prop., Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 2,630 
seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. Cafe, 
Restaurant and Dance Hall attached. Phone, 
Brighton 2156. 

BRINSCALL (nr. Chorley) (Lancs.), Pop. 
3,500. 

Regal Cinema (Imperial). — Prop., Fred Brooks, 
Penrallt, Waterfoot, Rossendale, Lancs. 
Phone, Ross 469. 250 seats. One show nightly, 
twice Sats. Three changes weekly. Booked 
by Prop. Prices, 6d. to is. 9d. Phone 255. 
Station, Brinscall, L.M.S. 

BRISTOL (Glos.), Pop. 500,000. 

Academy Cinema (we). — -Props., Atkinsons 
Pictures, Ltd., 9, North Road, Bristol 7. 
450 seats. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. Phone, 20966. Station, 
Montpelier, G.W.R. 

Ambassador (rcaj, Bedminster. — Props., Odeon 
Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 
Phone, Bristol 63574. 

Ambassador (bth), Regent Street, Kingswood. 
— Prop., Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Prices, is. to 
2s. 9d. Continuous. Phone, Bristol 73076. 



Ashton Cinema (Duosonic), 275, North Street, 
Bedminster. — Prop., Mrs. D. Justin, 10, Red- 
land Court Road, Redland. Phone 43677. 
450 seats. Continuous. Prices, is. to is. gd. 
Phone, 64753. Booked by Prop. Station, 
Temple Meads. 

Brislington Picture House (btp), Sandy 
Park Road. — Prop., G. I. and K. L. Tomkins. 
650 seats. Continuous evenings, Wed. and 
Sat. from 2 p.m. Two changes weekly. Prices, 
is. to 2s. 3d. Booked at Hall. Phone, Bristol 
76990. 

Broadway Cinema (btp), Filwood Park. — Prop., 
F. G. W. Chamberlain, Gaiety Cinema, Wells 
Road, Bristol 4. Phone 76224. 1,163 seats. 
Prices, 7d. to is. gd. Evenings continuous. 
Mats., Wed. and Sat. Booked at Gaiety 
Cinema. Prosceniun width, 30 ft. Station, 
Temple Meads, Bristol. 

Cabot (rca), Filton. — Prop., Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, 
W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,104 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Phone, Filton 
2585. Station, Filton. 

Carlton Kinema (ba). — Prop., George Allen 
(Bristol), Ltd. Booked at His Majesty's, 
Eastville, Bristol. Continuous. Prices, 9d. 
to is. 6d. Cafe attached. Phone, Westbury 
67021. Station, Shirehampton, G.W.R. 

Charlton Cinema (we), Charlton Road, 
Keynsham. — Prop., Keynsham Picture 
House, Ltd. Phone, Keynsham no. 872 
seats. Booked at Scala, Bristol. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Proscenium width, 
30 ft. Stage, 20 ft. deep ; four dressing-rooms. 
Station, Keynsham, G.W.R. 

Cinema (gyrotone), High Street, Portishead. — 
Prop., L. F. Davies, Scotland House, Combe 
Road., Portishead. 200 seats. Once nightly. 
Prices iod. to 2s. Booked at H.O. Phone, 
2103. Films by Transport Service. Station, 
Portishead. 

Eastville Hippodrome (ba), Stapleton Road. 
— Prop., Eastville Hippodrome Co., Ltd., 424, 
Stapleton Road. Man. Dir., George Allen. 
303 seats. Continuous. Mat., daily. Three 
separate performances Sat. Prices, 7d. to 
2s. 3d. Phone, Bristol 56738. 

Embassy Cinema (we), Queen's Avenue. — 
Prop., Avenue Cinema Co., Ltd., g, Windsor 
Place, Cardiff. Phone, Cardiff 225. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 
Cafe attached. Phone, Bristol 22940. Stations, 
Temple Meads, G.W.R. and Finn Transport. 
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Gaiety (btp), Wells Road. — Prop, and Man., 
F. G. W. Chamberlain. Continuous. Prices, 
6d. to is. 3d. Dance Hall attached. 

Globe Picture Theatre (we), Lawrence Hill. 
— Prop., Globe Picture Theatres (Bristol), 
Ltd., Bridge House, Lawrence Hill. 1,388 
seats. Booked at Hall. Continuous daily 
from 1.30 p.m. Two changes weekly. Prices, 
is. to 2s. 3d. Phone, Bristol 57017. Station, 
Lawrence Hill, G.W.R. 

Granada (we), St. George, Church Road.— 
Props., Globe Picture Theatres (Bristol), Ltd., 
Bridge House, Lawrence Hill. Phone, 57017. 
767 seats. Booked at Globe Picture House. 
Continuous from 1.30 p.m. daily. Prices, is. 
to 2S. 3d. Proscenium width, 24 ft. Phone, 
56235. Station, Lawrence Hill, G.W.R. 

Hippodrome, East Street, Bedminster. — Prop., 
Bristol Hippodrome, Ltd., Coliseum Buildings. 



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London, W.C.2. Phone, Temple Bar 1500. 
1,887 seats. Booked at H.O. Stage, 20 ft. 
deep. Proscenium width, 38 ft. Phone 
63360. 

Hippodrome. — Prop., Bristol Hippodrome, Ltd., 
Coliseum Buildings, St. Martin's Lane, W.C.2. 
Temple Bar 1500. 2,000 seats. Twice 
nightly. Variety and Season of once nightly 
plays. Booked at H.O. Proscenium width, 
48 ft. Phone, Bristol 21091. 

His Majesty's (we), Stapleton Road, East- 
ville. — Prop., Eastville Hippodrome Co., Ltd., 
424, Stapleton Road. 1,050 seats. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Phone, Bristol 
56738. Station, Stapleton Road, G.W.R. 

Hotwells Cinema (Mihaly), Hotwell Road. — 
Prop., Atkinson Pictures, 9, North Road, 
St. Andrews, Bristol. 350 seats. (Closed.) 

King's Cinema (we), Old Market Street. — 
Prop., Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 
30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
7887. 1,472 seats. Booked at H.O. Con- 
tinue* Phone, Bristol 24613. Station, 
Brist us. Temple Meads), G.W.R. and L.M.S. 

Kingsway Kinema (ba), Two Mile Hill. — Prop., 
Atkinson and Rees, Ltd., Regent Cinema, 
Kingswood, Bristol. 850 seats. Booked at 
Scala Cinema, Bristol. Continuous from 
1.45 p.m., Tues. and Fri. from 5 p.m. Pro- 
scenium width, 22 ft. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. 
Phone, Kingswood 73273. Temple Meads 
Station and F.T.S. 

Knowle Picture House (edibell). — Prop, 
and Res. Man., F. G. W. Chamberlain. 600 
seats. Booked at Gaiety, Knowle. Con- 
tinuous. Two changes weekly. Prices, 6d. 
to is. 3d. Phone, Bristol 76224. 

Metropole Cinema (we), Ashley Roid. — 
Prop., Eastville Hippodrome Co., Ltd., 424, 
StaDleton Road, Eastville. Bristol. 1.4.68 
seats. Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 
Phone, Bristol 57357. 

New Palace (rca), Baldwin Street. — Prop. 
Gaumont British Picture Corporation, Ltd.' 
123, Regent Street, London, W.i. Phone > 
Regent 8080. 1,574 seats. Booked at H.O_ 
Continuous. Cafe attached. Prices, is. gd 
to 3s. 6d. Phone, Bristol 258821. 

News Theatre (bth). — Prop., Jacey Cinemas, 
Ltd., 3g, Temple Street, Birmingham. Phone, 
Midland 2g4i-2. 385 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Prices, iod. and is. 8d. Proscenium width, 
24 ft. Continuous. Phone, Bristol 23338. 
Station, Temple Meads, G.W.R. 

Odeon (bth), Cr. Union Street and Broadmead. 
— Props., Odeon Properties, Ltd., Albion 
House, 5g, New Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, 
is. gd. to 4s. 6d. Phone, Bristol 24906. 

Olympia (we), Carey's Lane. — Prop., S. H. 
Justin. 780 seats. Continuous. Two changes 
weekly. Phone, Bristol 24975. 

Orpheus Cinema (Henleaze). — Props., Orpheus 
Cinemas, Ltd., Bridge House, Lawrence 
Hill, Bristol. Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 
Phone, 67028. 

Park St. George (we). — Phone, Bristol 57648. 
— -Controlled by Mayfair Circuit (Control), 
Ltd., 68, Great Cumberland Place, London, 
W.i. Phone, Paddington 1273. Continuous. 
896 seats. Prices iod. to is. gd. Booked at 
H.O. Station, Lawrence Hill, G.W.R. 

Premier Cinema Theatre (we), Gloucester 
Road. — Prop., Exors. S. H. Justin. 890 seats. 
Continuous. Two changes weekly. Booked at 
10, Redland Court Road. Phone, Bristol 
43977- Station, Montpelier, G.W.R. 



Regal Cinema (ba), Staple Hill. — Props., Regal 
Cinema (Staple Hill, Bristol), Ltd., Staple Hill. 
1,200 seats. Continuous. Mats., Mon., Wed., 
Thu. and Sat. Booked at Hall. Prices, is. to 
2s. gd. Proscenium width, 30 ft. Stage, 12 ft. 
One dressing-room. Phone, Fishponds 53534. 
Station, Stapleton Road, Bristol, G.W.R., 
Staple Hill, L.M.S. 

Regent Picture House (we), Kingswood. — 
Props., Atkinson & Rees, Ltd. 550 seats. 
Booked at Scala Cinema, Bristol. Continuous 
from 2 p.'rn. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Pro- 
scenium width, 27 ft. Phone 73453. Station, 
Temple Meads, G.W.R. F.T.S. , G.B. 

Rex (we). North Street, Bedminster. — Prop. 
Union Cinemas, Ltd. Managed by Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,240 
seats. Continuous. Phone, Bristol 6471 1. 

Ritz (ba).— Prop., George Allen (Bristol), Ltd., 
Rockhamnton Rectory, Falfield, Glos. 1,373 
seats. Prices, is. gd. to 2s. gd. Continuous. 
Booked by George Allen, Metropole Cinema. 

Savoy Kinema (we), Station Road, Shire- 
hampton. — Prop., The Shirehampton Cinema 
Co., Ltd. g82 seats. Continuous. Prices, 
is. 6d. to 2S. gd. Phone, Avonmouth 4. 
Station, Shirehampton, G.W.R. 

Scala Cinema (we), Zetland Road. — Prop., 
Atkinsons Pictures, Ltd., 9, North Road, 
St. Andrews, Bristol. 750 seats. Continuous. 
Two changes weekly. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. 
Phone, Bristol 44190. Station. Montpelier. 

Town Hall Kinema (rca), Bedminster. — Prop., 
Atkinsons Pictures, Ltd., 9, North Road, St. 
Andrews, Bristol. 600 seats. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to is. gd. Phone, Bristol 63018. 
Station, Temple Meads, G.W.R. and L.M.S. 

Triangle Hall (we), Clifton. — Props., Asso- 
ciated British Cinemas Ltd., 30-31, Golden 
Lane, London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 
(Temporarily closed.) 

Vandyck Picture House (wfi, Fishponds.— 
Props., Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, 
Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, Ger- 
rard 7887. Booked at H.O. 1,132 seats. 
Continuous. Phone, Fishponds 53002. Station. 
Stapleton Road, G.W.R. 

Vestry Hall (rca), Pennywell Road. — Prop. 
Atkinsons Pictures, Ltd., 9, North Road. 
St. Andrews, Bristol. 560 seats. Booked at 
H.O. Continuous. Prices, 6d. to is. Phone 
Bristol 57182. Station, Stapleton Road, 
G.W.R. 

Whiteladies Picture House (we), Clifton. — 
Props., Associated British Cinemas. Ltd.. 30-31, 
Golden Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 
1. 314 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
Phone. Bristol 33640. Cafe and Ballroom 
attached. Station, Clifton Down, Bristol, 
G.W.R. 



BRISTON (Norfolk). Pop. 1,500. 
Cinema at Oddfellows' Hall, each week. Thurs., 
Fri. and Sat. Manager, E. C. Whittred, 
" Sunville," Briston, Melton Constable. 
Phone 60. Approx. 200 seats. 



BRIXHAM (Devon), Pop. 8,147. 

Electric Theatre (zeiss), ForeStreet. — Props., 
The Electric Theatre (Brixham), Ltd. 
Managing Director, A. O. Ellis, Sutherland 
Tower, Higher Warberry, 1 orquay. 500 seats. 
Booked at Torquay. Twice nightly, Mat. Sat. 
Phone, 2 151. 



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BROADSTAIRS (Kent), Pop. 12,748. 

Picture House (bth). — Props., Sax Cinemas, 
Ltd. Managing Director, i Frederick B. Salt. 
Booked at Hall. Continuous daily from 
2.15 p.m. (Suns, included) Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 
Phone, Broadstairs 12. Films by Kent Films 
Transport. 

Royalty (we), York Street. — Props., Sax 
Cinemas, Ltd. Resident Managing Director, 
Frederick B. Salt. Booked at Hall. Continuous 
from 2 p.m., including Sundays. Prices, is. 
to 2s. gel. Phone. Broadstairs 12. Films by 
Kent Films Transport. (Temporarily closed.) 

BROMHILL (Northumberland). 
Electric Theatre (awh). — Props., T. Gibson 
and J. Bell. 350 seats. Prices, 6d. and gd. 
Once nightly, Mon. and Fri. Twice Sat. Own 
Carrier. 

BROMLEY (Kent), Pop. 45,348. 

Gaumont (ba) High Street. — Props., Gaumont 
British Picture Corpn., Ltd., New Gallery 
House, Regent Street, W.i. 2,508 seats. 
Continuous. Booked at H.O. Prices, is. 9d. 
to 3s. 6d. Cafe. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See. page 96 

Odeon (bth), High Street, — Props., Odeon 
Properties, Ltd., Albion House. 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. 
to 3s. 6d. Phone, Ravensbourne 4425. 
Station, Bromley North. 

Palais De Luxe Cinema (we) High Street. — 
(Closed). 

Splendid (bth), Bromley Road. Prop., Super 
Cinemas, Ltd., 22, Surrey Street, Strand, 
London, W.C.2. Phone, Temple Bar 45ig. 
2,227 seats. Booked at H.O. Prices, iod. to 
as. 3d. Continuous. Proscenium width, 40 ft. 
Phone, Hither Green 2000. Station, Grove 
Park S.R. Road Transport. 

BROMSGROVE (VVorcs), Pop. 9,520. 

Catshill Cinema, Stourbridge Road. Once 
nightly. Station, Bromsgrove. (Closed.) 

Plaza (we), Church Street. — Props., S.M. Super 
Cinemas, Ltd., Morris House, 1-5, Jermyn 
Street, London, S.W.i. Phone, Whitehall 
3242. 921 seats. Booked at H.O. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Stage, 23 ft. 
deep. Proscenium width, 31 ft. Phone, 
Bromsgrove 2028. Station, Bromsgrove. 

Regal (ba), Worcester Street. — Props., S.M. 
Super Cinemas, Ltd., Morris House, 1-5, 
Jermyn Street, London, S.W.i. Phone, White- 
hall 3242. 480 seats. Continuous. Prices, is. 
to 2S. 3d. Booked at H.O. Proscenium width, 
22 ft. Stage, 14 ft. deep. Phone, Bromsgrove 
2028. F.T.S. 

BROMYARD (Herefordshire), Pop. 1,571. 
Plaza Talkie Theatre (awh and Edibell), 
New Road. — Prop., B. Longfield. Booked at 
Hall. Continuous evenings. Mats., Thurs. 
and Sat. Prices, 7d. to is. 6d. Proscenium 
width, 17 ft. Phone 67. Station, Bromyard. 

BROTTON (Yorks), Pop. 4,500. 
Grand Cinema (Kalee). — Prop., E. Goldstraw, 
11, Park Road. Phone 228. 460 seats. 
Booked at Park Road. Mon. to Fri., once 
nightly, Sat. twice nightly. Mat., Sat. 
Prices, 6d. to is. 9d. Station, Brotton. 



BROWNHILLS (Staffs), Pop. 18,368. 

Regent Picture House (Marshall). — Props., 
S. J. Bray and W. F. W. Davies. 700 seats. 
Continuous evenings, three shows on Sat. 
Prices, 4d. to is. 

BUCKFASTLEIGH (Devon), Pop. 1,950. 
Picture House (Mihalv). — Prop., W. Pickles, 
J. P. Dart Bridge Hill, Buckfastleigh. 250 
seats. Once nightly. Mat. Sat. Prices, gd. to 
2s. 3d. Proscenium width, 15 ft. Booked at 
Hall. Station, Buckfastleigh. 

BUCKINGHAM 'Bucks), Pop. 3,082. 
Ciiandos (btp), London Road. — Prop., Mrs. E. 
Parker. 427 seats. Booked at Hall. Non- 
continuous. Proscenium width, 26 ft. Prices, 
9d. to 2s. 3d. Phone, Buckingham 3ig6. 
Station, Buckingham, L.M.S. 

BUDE (Cornwall), Pop. 3,836. 
Picture House (bth). — Prop., Bude Picture 
House, Ltd. 982 seats. Booked at Hall. 
Continuous. Two changes weekly. Prices, 
gd. to 2S. 6d. Proscenium width, 40 ft. Stage, 
17 ft. deep; 4 dressing-rooms. Phone, Bude 16. 
Station, Bude, S.R. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 96 

BUDLEIGH SALTERTON (Devon), Pop. 
3,160. 

Carlton Cinema (we), Station Road. — Props., 
Mayfair Circuit (Control), Ltd. Managed by 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, 
GoldenSquare. London. W.i. Phone. Gerrard 
7887. 364 seats. Continuous. Booked in 
London. Phone, 364. 

BULFORD (Wilts), Pop. 3,797. 

Beacon Cinema (bth). — Managers, A. N. 
Kendal, Ltd., Hippodrome, Tidworth. Phone, 
Tidworth 3ig7. Continuous. Prices, gd. to 
is. 6d. Proscenium width, 18 ft. Station, 
Bulford. 

Garrison Theatre, Bulford. — Managers, A. N. 
Kendal, Ltd. 674 seats. Booked at 
75, Grosvenor Street, W.i. Prices, gd. to 
2s. 3d. Proscenium width, 20 ft. Station, 
Bulford, S.R. 

Garrison Theatre (rca), Larkhill. — Managers, 
A. N. Kendal, Ltd., Hippodrome, Tidworth, 
Andover. Prices, gd. to 2s. 3d. 

BULWELL (Notts), Pop. 18,508. 

Adelphi Cinema (bth). — Props., Bulwell 
Adelphi Ltd., Forest Road, Bulwell. 1,322 
seats. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Continuous. 
Proscenium width 28 ft. Phone, 78081. 
Station, Bulwell, L.M.S. and F.T.S. Booked 
by S. Graham at Oxford House, Oxford 
Street, Nottingham. Phone, 40326/7. 

Highbury Cinema (we). — Props., Highbury 
Cinema, Ltd. goo seats. Prices, gd. to is. gd. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Phone, Bulwell 
78113. Station, Bulwell, L.M.S. 

Palace (bth), Main Street. — Props., Palace 
Cinema (Bulwell), Ltd. Phone, 78612. 661 
seats. Booked by S. Graham, Oxford House, 
Oxford Street, Nottingham. Phone, 40326-7. 
Two changes weekly. Prices, gd. to is. gd. 
Station, Bulwell, L.M.S. 

BUNGAY (Suffolk), Pop. 3,098. 
Mayfair (btp). — Prop., J. C. Walton. 300 
seats. Booked at Hall by Prop. One show 
nightly. Three Sat. Stage, 15 ft. deep. 
Prices, gd. to is. 6d. Station, Bungay, 
L.N.E.R. Films by East Anglian Film 
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BUNTINGFORD (Herts), Pop. 2,000. 

Cosy Cinema (gyro-tone). — Prop., T. Cooper, 
3, Garden Road, Buntingford. 200 seats. 
Once nightly ; three shows Sat. ; films and 
stage shows. Booked at H.O. Prices, is. to 
2S. 6d. Proscenium width, 18 ft. Stage, 12 ft. 
deep. Two dressing-rooms. Phone, 2335. 
Films by Cambs. Transport. 

BURGESS HILL (Sussex), Pop. 5,975. 
Orion (kalee), Cyprus Road. — Props., Cran- 
field Cinema, Ltd., 60-66, Wardour Street, 
London, W.i. 511 seats. Continuous. Prices, 
is. to 2s. od. Stage, 17 ft. deep. Two dressing- 
rooms. Phone, Burgess Hill 2137. Station, 
Burgess Hill, S.R., and by F.T. 

BURNHAM MARKET (Norfolk). 
Cosy Cinema (ba). — Props., East Coast Cinemas, 
Ltd., Church Lane, Mildenhall, Suffolk. 
Phone, Mildenhall 81. 210 seats. Booked by 
D. F. Bostock, 45, Chevalier Street, Ipswich. 
Once nightly ; two shows Sat. Prices, iod. 
to 2s. od. Phone, Wells 33. Films by Road 
Transport to Wells. 

BURNHAIYI-ON-CROUCH (Essex). Pop. 
4,500. 

Princes Cinema (btp), High Street. — Prop., 
A. & H. L. Sellers, " The Keelson," Argyle 
Road. 396 seays. Booked at Hall. Once 
nightly. Mat., Wed. and Sat. Prices, is. to 
2S. 9d. Proscenium width, 29 ft. Phone, 
Burnham-on-Crouch 3127. Stage, 14 ft. deep. 
Station, L.N.E.R. Film by Road Transport. 

BURNHAM-ON-SEA (Somerset), Pop. 5,120. 
Ritz (we). — Props., Trueman, Dicken Cinemas. 
Continuous. 612 seats. Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. 
Phone, Burnham 107. Station, Burnham, 
L.M.S. 

Majestic Picture House (bth). — Props., 
Trueman Dicken Cinemas. 400 seats. Phone, 
107. 

BURNLEY (Lancs), Pop. 98,259. 

Alhambra Picture Theatre (we). — Prop., 
Alhambra (Burnley), Ltd., Trafalgar Street, 
Burnley. 1,300 seats. Once nightly. Three 
shows on Sat. : Mats., Tues., Thurs., and Sat. 
Booked at Hall. Prices, 7d. to is. 6d. Pro- 
scenium width, 30 ft. Phone, Burnley 2765. 
Station, Burnley Barracks. 

Coliseum Cinema (rcaI. — Prop., Harold Ward. 
6, Brown Street, Manchester. Phone, Deans- 
gate 3542. 850 seats. Booked at H.O. One 
show nightly, two Sat. Prices, 7d. to is. 6d. 
Phone, Burnley 2876. Station, Rosegrove, 
L.M.S. 

Empire Theatre (we), St. James Street. — 
Prop., New Empire (Burnley), Ltd., New- 
gate Chambers, Rochdale. Phone 4451. 
1,214 seats. Three shows daily. Booked at 
Rochdale. Phone, Burnley 2453. 

Empress Cinema (we), Sandygate. — Prop., 
New Empire (Burnley), Ltd., Newgate 
Chambers, Rochdale. Booked at Rochdale. 
1,085 seats. One show nightly ; two Sat. 
Two changes weekly. Prices, 7d. to is. 6d. 
Proscenium width, 24 ft. Phone, Burnley 
2827. Station, Burnley Barracks, L.M.S. 

Grand Cinema (we), St. James Street. — Props., 
New Empires (Burnley), Ltd., Newgate 
Chambers, Rochdale. 916 seats. Booked at 
Rochdale. Three shows daily. Phone, 
Burnley 3632. Station, Burnley Bank Top. 

Imperial Picture House (btf), Redruth 
Street. — Prop., New Empire (Burnley), Ltd., 



Newgate Chambers, Rochdale. Booked at 
Rochdale. 1,072 seats. Once nightly ; twice 
Sat. Phone, Burnley 3933. Station, Burn- 
ley Barracks, L.M.S. 
Majestic (btps). — Props., Majestic Cinema 
(Burnley), Ltd., Brougham Street. Phone, 
Burnley 2777. 786 seats. Once nightly. 
Booked at Manchester. Prices, 4d. to 8d. 
Proscenium width, 27 ft. Station, Bank Top. 

New Kings (btp), Thorne Street. — Prop., C. 
White, 183, Manchester Road, Burnley. 
427 seats. Booked at Hall. Once nightly. 
Three shows Sat. Prices, 6d. to iod. Pro- 
scenium width, 11 ft. Phone, Burnley 2847. 
Station, Central, Burnley, L.M.S. 

Odeon (bth), Gunsmith Lane. — Props., Odeon 
Properties, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 
2s. 9d. Phone, Burnley 2517. 

Pentridge Cinema (we), Oxford Road.— 
Props., New Empire (Burnley), Ltd., Newgate 
Chambers, Rochdale. 1,177 seats. Once 
nightly ; twice Sat. Booked at Rochdale. 
Phone, Burnley 3048. Stations, Bank Top or 
Burnley Barracks, L.M.S. 

Primrose Bank Institution (btp), County 
Borough of Burnley. Phone, 2195. 350 
seats. 

Roxy (bth), Ormerod Road.— Props., Astley & 
Green, Ltd., 3. Richmond Terrace, Blackburn. 
Phone, 6429. 820 seats. Prices, 7d. to 2s. 
Continuous evenings. Twice nightly. Sat. 
Mat. daily. Booked at H.O. Phone 2577. 
Station, Bank Top, L.M.S. 

Savoy Cinema (we), Manchester Road. — Prop., 
New Empire (Burnley), Ltd., Newgate 
Chambers, Rochdale. 1,023 seats. Three 
shows daily. Booked at Rochdale. Cafe 
attached. Phone, 2519. Station, Bank Top 
or Manchester Road. 

Temperance Cinema (btp), Parker Lane. — - 
Prop., New Empire (Burnley). Ltd. Newgate 
Chambers, Rochdale. Phone 2453. 717 seats. 
Booked at Rochdale. One show nightly. 
Mat., Sat. Phone, Burnley 3655. 

Tivoli Picture House (we), Colne Road. — 
Prop., New Empire (Burnley), Ltd., Newgate 
Chambers, Rochdale. 950 seats. Mats., Mon., 
Tues., Thurs., and Sat. Two changes weekly. 
Booked at Rochdale. Phone, Burnley 2726. 
Station, Bank Top, L.M.S. 

BURNOPFIELD (Co. Durham), Pop. 4,500. 

Derwent Pavilion (bth). — Props., Trotter & 

Murray Cinemas, Ltd., 16a, Pilgrim Street, 

Newcastle-on-Tyne. Phone, 227. 580 seats. 

Nightly. Two shows Sat. Prices, 5d. to is. 

Booked at Newcastle. Proscenium width, 22 ft. 

Phone, Burnopfield 227. Station, Rowlands 

Gill, L.N.E.R. 
Grand (we). — Props. .Trotter & Murray Cinemas, 

Ltd., 16a, Pilgrim Street, Newcastle-on-Tyne. 

Phone, 227. 500 seats. Nightly. Two shows 

Sat. Two changes weekly. Prices, 5d. to is. 

Proscenium width, 23 ft. Booked at Newcastle. 

Phone, Burnopfield 349. Station, Rowlands 

Gill, L.N.E.R. 

BUR8COUGH BRIDGE (Lancs), Pop. 3,167. 
Derby (btp).— Prop., Mrs. E. H. Horrocks, 
44, Ryder Crescent, Birkdale, Lancs. Phone, 
Ainsdale 78237. 466 seats. Prices, 4d. to 
is. gd. One show Mon. to Fri. ; three on Sat. 
Proscenium width, 22 ft. Booked by M.T.C. 
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BURSLEIYI (Staffs), Pop. 42,450. 

Coliseum (we). — Prop., Gaumont British 
Picture Corporation, Ltd., 123, Regent Street, 
London, W.i. 1,782 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Prices, iod. to 2S. 3d. Phone, 
Stoke-on-Trent 756511. 

Hippodrome. — Pat Collins' Circuit, Gondola 
Works, Shaw Street Walsall. 1,000 seats. 
(Closed). 

Palace (we), Cleveland Street. — Prop., Palace 
(Burslem), Ltd. 1,800 seats. Pictures and 
Variety. Booked at Hall. Continuous. Prices 
7d. to 2S. 3d. Proscenium width, 40 ft. Stage 
28 ft. deep ; four dressing-rooms. Phone 
Stoke-on-Trent 7078. 

Palladium (we), Waterloo Road. — Prop., 
Palace (Burslem) Ltd., Cleveland Street. 
Phone, Stoke-on-Trent 7078. 650 seats. 
Booked at Palace. Continuous. Two changes 
weekly. Prices, 5d. to is. Station, Burslem, 
L.M.S. (Closed.) 

BURTON LATIMER (Northants), Pop. 
3,338. 

Electric Palace. — Prop., Watts' Cinema, 
Ltd., " Poolstock," Finedon, Northants- 
Phone, Burton Latimer 287. 450 seats. 
Booked by G. A. Watts at H.O. Once 
nightly. Continuous, Sat. Prices, 5d. to is. gd. 
Film Transport. 

BURTON-ON-TRENT (Staffs), Pop. 50,000, 

Electric Theatre (ba), High Street. — Con- 
trolled by Gaumont British Picture Corpn., 
Ltd. Booked at H.O. 946 seats. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Cafe attached. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 96 

New Picturedrome (we), Curzon Street. — 
Prop., Burton-on-Trent Picturedrome Co., 
Ltd., 44, Victoria Crescent, Burton-on-Trent. 
1,800 seats. Continuous. Prices, 6d. to 3s. 
Proscenium width, 48 ft. Phone, Burton 
2720. Cafe attached. 

Regent (we). — Prop., Burton-on-Trent, Pic- 
turedrome Co., Ltd., 44, Victoria Crescent. 
Burton-on-Trent. 690 seats. Booked at 
H.O. Continuous. Prices, 4d. to is. 3d. 
Proscenium width, 30 ft. Phone, Burton-on- 
Trent 2475. Station, Burton-on-Trent. 
(Closed). 

Ritz, Guild Street. — Props., Burton-on-Trent 
Picturedrome, Ltd., 44, Victoria Crescent, 
Burton-on-Trent. 1.600 seats. Booked at 
Hall. Prices, 6d. to 3s. Proscenium width, 
48 ft. Cafe. Phone, Burton 3200. 

BURY (Lancs), Pop. 56,186. 

Art Cinema (we), Knowsley Street. — Prop., 
Bury Cinematograph Co., Ltd. 1,060 seats. 
Booked at Hall. Three shows daily. Prices, 
iod. to 2s. Restaurant attached. 

Empire (ba), Bolton Street. — Prop., I. Jacobson. 
650 seats. Booked at Hall. Continuous. 
Prices, 3d. to iod. Phone, Bury 446. 

Hippodrome (btp), Garden Street. — Prop., 
Scala Theadrome, Ltd., Bury. Phone, 140. 
900 seats. Films booked at La Scala, Bury. 
Variety booked through Jack Gillam, 98, 
Oxford Road, Manchester. Prices, is. to 
2s. 6d. Proscenium width, 24 ft. by 25 ft. 
Stage, 25 ft. deep, 6 dressing-rooms. Phone, 
Bury 146. Station, Knowsley Street, Bury. 

La Scala (we), Spring Street. — Prop., Scala 
Theadrome Co., Ltd. 1,000 seats. Man. 



Director, John Mather. Booked at Hall- 
Continuous from 6 p.m. Mats, daily. Prices> 
rod. to 2s. 3d. Phone, Bury 140. Station, 
Knowsley Street, Bury, L.M.S. 

Odeon (bth), Rochdale Road. — Prop., Odeon 
Properties, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. 
to 2S. 9d. Stage. Phone, Bury 588. 

Regal (we). — Bolton Street. — Prop., Bury 
Cinematograph Co., Ltd. Reg. Office, Art 
Cinema, Bury. Booked at H.O. Three shows 
daily. Phone, 1704. Station, Bolton Street. 

Royal (we), Market Street. — Props., Northern 
Theatres Co., Ltd., 5, Rawson Street, Halifax. 
Phone, Halifax 2267. 1,310 seats. Continuous 
from 6 p.m. ; Mats, daily. Booked at Halifax. 
Cafe attached. Phone, Bury 133. Station, 
Bolton Street, Bury, L.M.S. 

Star Picture House (we). — Prop., Star Picture 
Hall Co. (Bury), Ltd., Church Street. 480 
seats. Booked at Manchester. Not con- 
tinuous. Two changes weekly. Prices, 4d. 
to is. Phone, Bury 634.. Station, Knowsley 
Street, Bury, L.M.S. 

BURY ST. EDMUNDS (Suffolk), Pop. 
16,708. 

Central Cinema (we), Hatter Street. — 
Bury St. Edmunds Cinemas, Ltd. Phone, 
Ipswich 4036. 574 seats. Booked at 45, 
Chevalier Street, Ipswich. Twice nightly, 
Mat., Mon., Wed., Thurs. and Sat. Prices, is. 
to 2s. 9d. Phone, Bury St. Edmunds 774. 
Station, Bu'-y St. Edmunds, L.N.E.R. 
Films by Transport. 

Odeon (bth), Brentgovel Street. — Prop., Odeon 
Properties, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 
3s. 6d. Phone, 259. Station, Bury St. 
Edmunds, L.N.E.R. 

Playhouse (btp), Buttermarket. — Props., 
Bostock Cinema Circuit. 650 seats. Booked 
at 45, Chevalier Street, Ipswich. Twice 
nightly ; Mat., daily. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 
Stage, 28 ft. deep ; seven dressing rooms. 
Phone, Bury St. Edmunds 296. Station, 
Bury St. Edmunds, L.N.E.R. Films by 
Transport Co. 

BUTTERKNOWLE (Co. Durham), Pop. 2,000 

Kino Picture House (Morrison). — Prop.. 
Joseph Wm. Coates, Southside Farm, Butter, 
knowle. 260 seats. Booked at Newcastle. 
Once nightly Four days per week. Prices 3d, 
to is. Proscenium width, 6 ft. Station 
Cockfield Fell, L.N.E.R. 

BUXTON (Derby), Pop. 15,353. 

Playhouse. — Lessees, Embassy Swiss Cottage, 
Ltd., Embassy Theatre, Eton Square, London. 
1,200 seats. Used for repertory. Proscenium 
width, 30 ft. Phone, Buxton 819. Station, 
Buxton, L.M.S. 

Spa Cinema (bth), Spring Gardens. — Prop., 
Buxton and High Peak Entertainments, Ltd., 
48, Bridge Street, Manchester. 1,250 seats. 
Continuous from 6.15 Mon. to Fri. Mats., 
Mon., Wed., Fri. and Sat. Three shows on 
Sat. Prices, 7d. to 2s. 3d. Phone, Buxton 131. 
Station, Buxton, L.M.S. 

CaISTOR (Lincs), Pop. 2,000. 
Crown Cinema (Imperial). — Prop., Mr. A. 
Aldred, 376, Laceby Road, Grimsby. 200 
seats. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Once nightly, 
Mon., Tue., Thur. and Fri. ; twice Sat., and 
occasional mat. Booked at Hall. Proscenium 
width, 18 ft. Phone, 306. Station/Moortown. 



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CALLINGTON (Cornwall), Pop. 1,801 
Cinema (imperial). — Prop., E. L. Honour, 
Polhawn Fort, Cawsand, Cornwall. Phone, 
Millbrook 341. 250 seats. Not continuous. 
Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Booked at Millbrook. 
Films, F.T.S. 

CALNE (Wilts), Pop. 3,463. 
Palace Theatre (we), Mill Street. — Prop. 
A. G. Cinemas, Ltd. 500 seats. Booked at 
Hall. Continuous, day, from 2.15 p.m. ; 
Suns., from 3.30 p.m. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. 
Phone, Calne, 2279. Station, Calne, G.W.R., 
or Transport Co. 

CAMBERLEY (Surrey), Pop. 17,000. 

Arcade (we). — Prop., Odeon Theatres, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, is. to 2S. gd. Phone, 410. 
Station, Camberley, S.R. 

Regal (we), London Road. — Prop., Odeon 
Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. 
to 3s. 6d. Cafe. Phone, Camberley 909. 
Station, Camberley, S.R. 

CAMBORNE (Cornwall), Pop. 14,157. 

King's Cinema (bth). — -Props., Cornwall Circuit, 
Ltd., 786, Newport Road, Rumney Hill, 
Cardiff. Phone, St. Mellons 341 and 342, 
982 seats. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Booked at 
H.O. Continuous. Two changes weekly 
Phone, Camborne 2269. Station, Camborne, 
G.W.R. 

Palace Theatre (bth). — Prop., R. Hill. 300 
seats. Booked at H.O., Truro. Prices, 6d. 
to is. 6d. Proscenium width, 30 ft. Phone, 
Camborne 192. Station, Camborne .G.W.R. 

Scala (bth). — Props., Cornwall Circuit, Ltd, 
786, Newport Road, Rumney Hill, Cardiff. 
Phone, St. Mellons 341 and 342. 850 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Prices, iod. 
to 2s. 3d. Proscenium width, 30 ft. Phone, 
3281. Station, Camborne, G.W.R. 

CAMBRIDGE (Cambs), Pop. 70,000. 

Arts Theatre (btp), Peas Hill. — Props., Arts 
Theatre of Cambridge, Ltd., 6, St. Edwards 
Passage, Cambridge. Phone, 55246. Booked 
at Hall. Separate performances. 581 seats. 
Prices, is. to 4s. Phone, Cambridge 2000. 
Restaurant attached. Films by R.T. 

Central Cinema (we). — Props., Union Cinemas, 
Ltd. Managed by Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,053 seats. Booked 
at H.O. Continuous. Phone, 56630. Station, 
Cambridge, L.N.E.R., and Film Transport. 

Cosmopolitan Cinema (bth), Market Passage. 

— Prop., Cosmopolitan Cinemas, Ltd. 210 seats. 
Open during University Terms only. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Booked at Hall. 
Proscenium width, 24 ft. Stage 27 ft. deep ; 
two dressing-rooms. Phone, Cambridge 3068. 
Station, Cambridge, L.N.E.R. Films by Film 
Transport Co., Ltd., Charing Cross Road, W.C. 

Kinema (we), Mill Road. — Props., Kinema 
(Cambridge), Ltd. 500 seats. Continuous from 
2 p.m. Two changes weekly. Prices, iod. 
to 2s. 9d. Booked at Hall. Phone 4850. 
Station, Cambridge. 

New Cinema (we). — 

Playhouse (ba), Mill Road. — Props., Union 
Cinemas, Ltd. Managed by Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
London, W-i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. Booked 
at H.O. 686 seats. Continuous. Phcne 
Cambridge 5 151. 



Regal (rca), St. Andrews Street. — Prop., 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, 
Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
7887. Booked at H.O. 1,869 seats. Con- 
tinuous. Cafe. Phone, Cam. 54572. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
See page 96 

Rex Cinema (rca), Magrath Avenue. — Con- 
trolled by Mayfair Circuit (Control), Ltd., 
68, Great Cumberland Place, London, W.i. 
Phone, Paddington 1273. 1.085 seats. Booked 
by C. Day, 788, Grove Hall Court, St. John's 
Wood, London, N.W.8. Continuous. Two 
changes weekly. Prices, iod. to 2s. 9d. 
Proscenium width, 32 ft. Cafe and Ballroom 
attached. Phone, Cambridge 3969. Station, 
Cambridge. 

Theatre Cinema (we), St. Andrew's Street. — 
Props., New Theatre, Cambridge, Ltd. (Union 
Cinemas Group). Managed by Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. Con- 
tinuous. 1,065 seats. Booked at H.O. Phone, 
Cambridge 3948. Station, Cambridge, 

L.N.E.R., and Film Transport. (Closed.) 

Tivoli (ba), Chesterton Road. — -Props., Union 
Cinemas, Ltd. Managed by Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 580 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Phone, Cam- 
bridge 4637. Station, Cambridge, L.N.E.R., 
and Film Transport. 

Victoria Cinema (we), Market Hill. — Props., 
Pointer & Co., Ltd. (Union Cinemas Group). 
Managed by Associated British Cinemas, Ltd. 
30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 7887. 1,430 seats. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. Phone, Cambridge 2677. 
Station, Cambridge, L.N.E.R. 

CANNOCK (Staffs), Pop. 8,400. 

Central Picture House (btp), Blackfords. — 
Props., W. S. Robottom, J. H. Hudson, and 
J. Bate. 360 seats. Booked at Hall. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, 4d. to is. 

Danilo (rca). — Props., S.M. Super Cinemas, 
Ltd., Morris House, 1-5, Jermyn Street, 
London, S.W.I. Phone, Whitehall 3242. 
1,600 seats. Prices, iod. to 2s. 6d. Con- 
tinuous daily. Booked at H.O. Phone, 
Cannock 2169. Station, Cannock. 

Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
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Forum Theatre (rca) (late Hippodrome). — 
Props., E. K. Hawtin (Cinemas), Ltd. 900 
seats. Continuous. Variety. Booked at 
Hall. Prices, is. to 2s. Stage, 40 ft. 
deep ; four dressing-rooms. Phone 3307. 

Picture House (we), Walsall Road.— Prop., 
G. F. M. McDonald, 90, Old Penkridge Road, 
Cannock. 760 seats. Continuous. Two changes 
weekly. Prices, is. to 2s. Booked at Hall. 
Phone, 2226. Film Transport. 

CANTERBURY (Kent), Pop. 24,450. 

Central Picture Theatre (we). — Props., 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31. 
Golden Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 
719 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
Phone, Canterbury 2071. Stations, Canterbury 
(East or West), S.R. Films by Road Transport. 

Friars (bth). — Prop., Odeon Theatres, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, 
London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. 
Continuous. Prices, is. to 4s. 6d. Phone, 
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CANTERBURY— continued. 

Regal Cinema (we). — Props., Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, 
W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,685 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Cafe and Bull- 
room attached. Phone, Canterbury 2022. 
Station, Canterbury, S.R. 

CANVEY ISLAND (Essex). Pop. 3,795. 

Rio Cinema (btp). — Prop., Francis Bertram. 
Once nightly. Prices, iod. to is. gd. Booked 
at Hall. Proscenium width, 25 ft. Phone, 
Canvey 133. Station, Sth. Benfleet. 

CARCROFT, Nr. Doncaster (Yorks), Pop. 
7,500. 

Picture Theatre (we). — Prop., C. F. Ward. 
Phone, Adwick-le-Street 3220. 867 seats. 
Booked by G. Brocklesby, F.I. A. A., Certified 
Accountant, Conisborough, near Doncastei 
Phone, Conisborough 29. Continuous. Mon. 
to Fri. Twice nightly, Sat. Prices, 8d. to 
is. 9d. Stations, Adwick-le-Street and 
Carcroft, L.N.E.R. 

CARLISLE (Cumberland), Pop. 57,107. 

Botchergate Picture House (rca), 37, 
Botchergate. — Prop., Carlisle Picture House 
Co., Ltd., 95. Bath Street, Glasgow. Phone, 
Douglas 2769. 1,006 seats. Booked at H.O. 
by A. Matthews. Continuous. Cafe attached. 
Prices, 9d. to 2s. 3d. Phone, Carlisle, 411. 

City Picture House (we), English Street. — 
Props., Union Cinemas, Ltd. Managed by 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30 31, 
Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
7887. 881 seats. Continuous. Booked at 
H.O. Phone, Carlisle 540. Cafe attached. 

Lonsdale (we), Warwick Road. — Props. 
Union Cinemas, Ltd., Managed by Asso- 
ciated British Cinemas Ltd., 30-31, Golden 
Square, London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 
Continuous. Booked at H.O. 1,905 seats. 
Pictures and Variety. Phone, Carlisle 1219. 
Station, Citadel, L.M.S. 

New Palace (rca), Botchergate. — Prop., 
Macnaghten Vaudeville Circuit, Ltd., 27, 
¥ork Street, Sheffield. Phone, 23449. 1,000 
seats. Booked at H.O. by W. Bryan. Con- 
tinuous from 2 p.m. daily. Prices, 9d. to 
2S. 3d. Proscenium width, 30 ft. Phone, 
Carlisle 144. Station, Carlisle, L.M.S. 

Prize Cinema (we). — Prop., Robb Towers. 
Grosvenor House, 169, Central Ave., Gretna. 
600 seats. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Once nightly. 
Mat., Tue. and Sat. Booked at Glasgow. 
Proscenium width 22 ft. Phone, Gretna 320. 
Station, Gretna Green. Films by F.T.S. 

Public Hall (we), Chapel Street. — Props , 
Union Cinema, Ltd. Managed by Associated 
British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, 
London, W.I. Phone. Gerrard 7887. Booked 
at H.O. 695 seats. Continuous. Mats., daily. 
Phone, Carlisle 428. Station, Carlisle (Citadel), 
L.M.S., and L.N.E.R. 

Regal (we), Caldergate. — Prop., Williams 
Cinemas, Ltd., The., Hippodrome, Working- 
ton. Phone, Workington 194. 650 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Prices, 6d. to 
is. Proscenium width, 21 ft. Phone, Carlisle 
932. Station, Carlisle (Citadel). 

Rex Cinema (we), Denton Holme. — Props., 
C. & T. Cinemas, Ltd., 52, Stowell Street, 
Newcastle-on-Tyne. Phone, N/c 25539. 500 
seats. Booked at H.O. Prices, gd. to is. gd., 
Continuous. Phone, Carlisle 216. Station, 
Carlisle (Citadel). 

Stanley Cinema (rca), Botchergate. — Prop., 
Williams Cinemas, Ltd., The Hippodrome, 



Workington. Phone, Workington 194. 489 
seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. Prices, 
4d. to gd. Phone, Carlisel 326. 

CARLTON (Notts), Pop. 22,330. 

Regal Cinema (bth). — Prop., Carlton (Notts.) 
Cinemas, Ltd., 24, Corridor Chambers, 
Market Place, Leicester. Phone, Leicester 
20164-5. Booked by S. Graham, Oxford 
House, Oxford Street, Nottingham. Con- 
tinuous, evenings from 5.45. Mats., Tue. and 
Thur. Two changes weekly. Prices, is. to 
2S. 3d. Proscenium width, 22 ft. Phone, 
Carlton 58040. Stations, Carlton and 

Netherfield, L.M.S. 

CARNFORTH (Lancs), Pop. 3,193. 
Roxy (bth), Market Street.— Prop., James 
Brennan's Theatres, 107, Duke Street, Barrow- 
in-Furness. Phone, Barrow-in-Furness 990. 
465 seats. Booked at B.O. Continuous Mon. to 
Fri. Twice Sat. Prices, is. and is. 9d. 
Proscenium width, 21 ft. Phone, Carnforth 
37. Station, Carnforth, L.M.S. 

CARSHALTON (Surrey), Pop. 28,769. 

Gaumont Palace. — Prop., Gaumont-British 
Picture Corporation, Ltd. Prices, is. to 
2s. gd. Phone, Mitcham 2901. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Deaf Aids 
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CASTLE BROMWICH (Warwicks.), Pop. 
6,000. 

Castle Cinema (bth). — Props., The Atlas 
Picturehouse Co., Ltd., 962, Alum Rock 
Road, Birmingham. Phone, Ste 2202. 1,268 
seats. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Booked at 
Secretary's Office. Continuous. Proscenium 
tvidth, 40 ft. Cafe attached. Phone, 2425. 
Film Transpor! 
CASTLE CARY (Som), Pop. 1,646. 

Town Hall Cinema (Mihaly). — Props., Castle 
Cary Cinema, Ltd., 1, High Street, Castle 
Cary, 138 seats. Prices, 6d. to 2s. Once 
nightly. Twice Sat. Booked at H.O. Phone, 
354. Station, Castle Cary, G.W.R. 

CASTLE DONINGTON (Leics), Pop. 2,530 
County Cinema (Marshall). Phone CD. 338. — 
Prop., Mrs. F. R. Hunt, Glenbrook, Gynsill 
Lane, Anstey, Leicester. Phore ,Anstey 261. 
400 seats. Station, Castle Donington, L.M.S. 

CASTLEFORD (Yorks), Pop. 21,300. 

Albion Picture Palace (we), Albion Street. 
Lessees, Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 
30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone. Gerrard 
7887. 904 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 
Phone, Castleford 2032. 

Cosy Cinema (gb), Glass Houghton. — Prop., E. 
Freedman, 23, Park Row. Leeds 1. Phone 
27779. 7 2 8 seats. Continuous. Prices, 9d. 
and is. Booked at Leeds. Phone, Castleford 
2350. Station, Castleford. 

Empire (we), Airedale. — Props., Star Cinemas 
(London), Ltd., Star House, Bank Street. 
Castleford. Phone, Castleford 2618-g. 548 
seats. Prices, 6d. to is. Continuous, Mon. to 
Fri. Two shows on Sat. Phone 2154. Booked 
at H.O. Station, Castleford, L.N.E.R. 

New Star (we), Aire Street. — Props., Star 
Cinemas (London), Ltd. Star House, Bank 
Street, Castleford. Phone, Castleford 2618-9. 
737 seats. Three shows daily. Prices, gd. 
to is. gd. Booked at H.O. Phone 2531. 
Station, Castleford, L.N.E.R. Films by Motor 
Transport. 

Picture House (we), Station Road. — Prop.. 
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Prices, 9d. to is. gd. Three shows daily. 

Booked at Hall. Proscenium width, 24 ft. 

Cafe and Dance Hall. Phone 2351. Station, 

Castleford, L.N.E.R. 
Queen's (we). — Props., Star Cinemas (London), 

Ltd., Star House, Bank Street, Castleford. 

Phone, Castleford 2618-9. 832 seats. Prices, 6d. 

to is. 9d. BookedatH.O. Three shows daily. 

Proscenium width, 24 ft. Stage, 26 ft. deep ; 

eight dressing-rooms. Phone, 2268. 
Theatre Royal. — Prop., Theatre Royal, 

Castleford (1938), Ltd., 47, Park Square, 

Leeds, 1. 900 seats. Variety and Revue. 

Booked through Whiteman's Agency, 561, 

Gatt Hall Road, Leeds, 7. Prices, 6d. to 

2s. 3d. Proscenium width, 29 ft. Stage, 33 ft. 

deep. Seven dressing-rooms. Twice nightly. 

Phone, 2715. Station, Castleford, L.N.E.R. 

CA8TLET0N (Lancs.), Pop., 3,918. 

Princess (we). — Prop. E. Woodall, Nordene, 
Bury Road, Rochdale. Phone, Rochdale 
3452. 570 seats. Booked at 471, Bury 
Road. Once nightly, Mon. till Fri. ; three 
shows on Sat. Three changes weekly. Prices 
7d. to is. gd. Proscenium width, 22 ft. Phone, 
Castleton 5906. Station, Castleton, L.M.S. 

Ideal Cinema (we), Princes Street. — Prop., 
E. Woodall, Nordene. Bury Road, Rochdale. 
Phone 3452. 574 seats. Booked at 471, 
Bury Road. Twice nightly. Prices, 7d. to 
is. 9d. Proscenium width, 22 ft. Phone 
Castleton 5906. Station, Castleton, L.M.S' 

CASTLETOWN (I.O.Man), Pop. 2,000. 
Cosy (bth). -Props.; Ramsey Amusements, Ltd., 
" Plaza Cinema," Ramsey, I.O.M. Phone, 
Ramsey 3224. 414 seats. Continuous. Mon., 
Thurs. and Sat., from 6.15 p.m. Once nightly. 
Tues., Wed., Fri. Prices, 9d. to is. 6d. Booked 
by R. E. Ratcliff, " Rabony," Roby, Liver- 
pool. Phone, Huyton 382. Proscenium width, 
15 ft. Phone, 2132. Station, Castletown, 
I.O.M. 

CATERHAM (Surrey), Pop. (with Warling- 
ham), 27,000. 

Capitol Cinema (we). — J. H. L. Theatres, Ltd., 
Direction, B. E. Fortesque, Wallace House, 
Wardour Street, London, W.i. 852 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Prices, iod. to 2s. 9d. 
Continuous. Phone, Caterham 462. 

CATTERICK CAMP (Yorks.), Pop. 565. 

Cambrai Cinema (morrison). — Prop., President 
of the Regimental Institute, 62nd Trg. Regt. 
(Reconnaissance), R.A.C., Men in Lines, 
Catterick Camp. Phone, 301. 343 seats. 
Non-continuous. Prices, 6d. to is. 6d. Booked 
at H.O. Proscenium width, 29 ft. Stage, 18 ft. 
deep. Four dressing-rooms. Variety acts. 
Station, Richmond L.N.E.R. 

Garrison Cinema (ba). — Props., Garrison 
Cinema Co., 2, Station Bridge, Harrogate. 
800 seats. Booked by G. P. Fenton, at 
Harrogate. Continuous. Prices, 6d. to is. gd. 
Phone 12. Station, Richmond, L.N.E.R. 

Ritz (we). — P-ops., Ritz Cinema (Catterick 
Camp), Ltd. 1,016 seats. Prices, iod. to 
2S.3d. Continuous. Booked by G. P. Fenton at 
Harrogate. Cafe attached. Phone, Catterick 
Camp, 344. Station, Richmond, L.N.E.R. 
Yorks. 

CAVENDISH (Suffolk), Pop. 1,500. 
Cinema (Phillips). — Controlled by Cambridge 
and District Film Transport Co., 17, Chase 



Avenue, King's Lynn. Booked at King's 
Lynn. Phone, 2335. 200 seats. Prices, is. to 
2S. 6d. Once nightly. Two shows Sat. Films 
by Cambs. F.T.C. 

CAVERSHAM (near Reading) (Berks) 
The Glendale (ba), Church Street. — P-rops., 

Glendale Cinema (Caversham), Ltd. 300 seats. 

Booked at 34, Church Street, Caversham. 

Continuous. Prices, is. to is. 9d. Phone, 

Reading 71729. Station, Reading, G.W.R. 

and S.R. 
Regal Cinema (rca). — Props., Associated 

British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden 

Square, London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 

859 seats. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 

Phone, 72150. Station, Reading. 

CHADDERTON (near Oldham) (Lancs), 
Pop. 27,455. 

Casino Picture Palace (we), Neville Street. — 
Props., Marks Circuit Cinemas, 326, Cheetham 
Hill Road, Manchester. Phone, Collyhurst 
2133. 710 seats. BookedatH.O. Continuous. 
Prices, 7d. to is. 6d. Phone, Main 1026. 
Station, Oldham (Werneth), L.M.S. 

Free Trade Hall (we). — Prop., Alfred Wright. 
550 seats. Booked at Hall. Prices, 2d. to 
gd. Station Werneth. 

Lyric Cinema (we), Milne Street. — Prop 
Alfred Wright, 140, Grange Avenue, Werneth 
Phone, Mai 4957. 450 seats. Continuous 
Prices, 7d. to is. Booked at Hall. Pro- 
scenium width, 22 ft. Phone, Mai 3735. 
Station, Werneth. 

CHADDESDEN (Derby) . Pop. 560. 

Gloria (btp). — Props., Chaddesdon Gloria, Ltd, 
1,176 seats. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Continuous, 
evenings. Mat., Mon., Thur. and Sat. Booked 
by H. Goodman, Tyne Street, Lenton, 
Nottingham. Proscenium width, 40 ft. 
Occasional variety. Stage, 18 ft. Phone, 
Derby 55161. Station, Derby, L.M.S. 

Majestic Cinema (rca), Wiltshire Road, 
Chaddesden, Derby. — Props., Majestic (Derby) 
Ltd., Star House, Bank Street, Castleford, 
Yorkshire. Phone, Castleford 2618, 2619. 
1,332 seats. Prices, gd. to is. gd. Continuous 
nightly, including Sun. Mat., Wed. Booked 
at H.O. Phone, Derby 2643. Station, Derby. 
L.M.S. 

CHADWELL HEATH (Essex), Pop. 8,100. 

Gaumont Palace (we). — Props., Provincial 
Cinematograph Theatres, Ltd., New Gallery 
House, Regent Street, W.i. Booked at H.O. 
1,806 seats. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Proscenium 
width, 40 ft. Stage, 24 ft. ; four dressing- 
rooms. Phone, Seven Kings 3292. 

Odeon (we), Whalebone Lane, Dagenham. — 
Props., Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 
59, New Oxford Street, 'London, W.C.i. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, 
is. to 2S. 9d. Cafe. Phone, Seven Kings 3000. 
Station, Chadwell Heath, L.N.E.R. 
Fitted "ARDENTE" Stage Amplification 
See page 96 

CHAGFORD (Devon), Pop. 1,715. 

Rex Cinema (Picturetone), New Street. —Props., 
A. T. G. Curtis. 204 seats. One show Wed., 
Thur. and Fri., two on Sat. Prices, 9d. to 
2s. 3d. Proscenium width, 12 ft. Booked at 
Chagford. Phone, Chagford 3243. Station, 
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CHALFONT ST. PETER (Bucks), Pop. 6,000 
Broadway Cinema (rca), late Memorial Hall 
Cinema.— Props., London and Provincial 
Cinemas, Ltd., 150, Southampton Row, 
London, W.C.i Phone, Terminus 5155. 
Booked at H.O. 325 seats. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 2s. 6d. Phone, Gerrards Cross 
2904. Station, Gerrards Cross, G.W.R. and 
L.N.E.R. 

CHAPEL-EN-LE-FRITH (Derbyshire), 
Pop. 5,283. 

Empress Cinema (we). — 350 seats. Twice 
nightly. Prices 4d. to is. 

CHAPELTOWN (near Sheffield) (Yorks), 
Pop. 8,701. 

Picture Palace, Station Road (bth).— Props., 
Chapeltown Picture Palace, Ltd., Star House, 
Bank Street, Castleford. Phone, Castleford 
2618-2619. 440 seats. Booked at H.O. Twice 
nightly. Mat., Wed. and Sat. Prices, gd. lo 
is. 6d. Phone, Ecelesfielcl 38445. Station, 
Chapeltown. Films, F.T.S. 

CHARD (Somerset), Pop. 4,053. 
Cerdic (we). — Props., Wessex Cinemas, Ltd., 

Honiton. Phone 196. 470 seats. Prices, 3d. 

to 2s. 3d. Continuous. Booked at Chard. 

Phone 3159. Station, Chard. 
Regent Picture House (bth), High Street. — 

Prop., Rowland Reeves. 300 seats. Booked 

at Hall. Continuous, except Sat. Prices, 9d. 

to 2S. 3d. Phone, Chard 2274. 

CHARLBURY (Oxon), Pop. 1,231. 
Town Hall Cinema. 

CHASETERRACE (Staffs). 
Chase Cinema (btp). — Prop., Miles Jervis, The 
Gables, Chaseterrace. 700 seats. Prices, 7d. 
to is. 9d. Continuous. Booked at Birming- 
ham. Phone, Burntwood 232. Station, 
Brownhills. 

CHASETOWN (Staffs), Pop. 6,000. 
Plaza, Sankeys Corner. 

CHATHAM (Kent), Pop. 46,000. 

National Electric Theatre (ba), High St. — 
Props., Denman Picture Houses, Ltd., 123 
Regent Street, London, W.i. 836 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Prices, 7d. to 
is. 9d. Phone, Chatham 2314. Station 
Chatham, S.R. Films hv Motor Transiwt 

Palace (we), Watling Street. — Props., Gau- 
mont-British Picture Corpn., Ltd. 1,864 seats. 
Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Booked at 
H.O. Proscenium width, 42 ft. Stage, 20 ft.; 
seven dressing-rooms. Cafe with dance floor. 
Phone, Gillingham 528111. Station, Gilling- 
ham, S.R., o r Chatham. 

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Picture House (we). — Props., People's Enter- 
tainment Society, Ltd., 352, Grays Inn Road, 
London, W.C.i. Phone, Terminus 6484. 
1,100 seats. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Booked 
at The Stoll Offices, Coliseum Buildings, 
London, W.C.2. Continuous. Phone, Chat- 
ham 2757. 

Regent (rca). — Props.. Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, 
W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,894 seats, 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Three dressing- 
rooms. Phone, Chatham 2522. 
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Ritz (we), High Street. — Props., Union Cinemas, 
Ltd. Managed by Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 7887. 2322 seats. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. Cafe attached. Phone, 3681. 
Station, Chatham, S.R. 

CHATTERIS (Cambs), Pop. 5,153. 
Empress (we). — H. Bancroft Circuit, 7, South 
Brink, Wisbech. Phone, Wisbech 53. 555 
seats. Continuous. Prices, rod. to 2S. 3d. 
Booked at Empire, Wisbech. Proscenium 
width, 38 ft. Phone, 119. Station, Chatteris, 
L.N.E.R. 

CHEADLE (Cheshire), Pop. (with Gatley and 
Cheadle Hulme), 26,000. 

Electra Picture House (we). — Props., Asso- 
ciated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden 
Square. W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 840 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Two changes 
weeklv. Phone, Gatley 2839. Station, Gatley, 
L.M.S. 

Tatton Kinema (we), Gatley. 

CHEADLE (Staffs), Pop. 5,841. 

Osborne Cinema (bth). — Prop., Boyce Wood. 

850 seats. Booked at Hall. One show 

nightly. Mat., Sat. Two changes weekly. 

Prices, 2^d. to 9d. Station, Cheadle (Staffs), 

L.M.S. 
Palace (bth). — Prop, and Res. Man., J. Bibbys. 

400 seats. One show nightly, two on Sat. 

Two changes weekly. Prices, 5d. to 9d. 

CHEADLE HULME (Ches). Pop. 3,458. 

Elysian Cinema (we). — Prop., W. W. Stansby. 
716 seats. Booked at Manchester. Continuous, 
Mon. to Fri. Two shows Sat. Prices, iod. to 
is. gd. Phone, Cheadle Hulme 346. Cafe 
attached. Station, Cheadle Hulme, L.M.S. 

CHEAM (Surrey), Pop. 18,511. 

Century (we). Phone, Vigilant 5900. Props., 
The Granada Theatres, Ltd., 36, Golden 
Square, London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 3554. 

Granada (rca). — North Cheam. Phone, Fair- 
lands 8818. — Props., The Granada Theatres, 
Ltd., 36 Golden Square London, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 3554. Station, Cheam, S.R. 

CHEDDAR (Som.), Pop. 2,000. 
Regal (we). — Props., The Regal Cinema (Ched- 
dar), Ltd. 400 seats. Booked at Hall. Con- 
tinuous, Mon. to Fri. Three shows Sat. 
Phone, Cheddar 117. Station, Cheddar 
G.W.R. Film per F.T.S. 

CHELMSFORD (Essex), Pop. 26,537. 

Empire Picture House (we), Springfield Rd. — 
Props.. Eastern Counties Cinemas, Ltd., 
Regent Theatre, Chelmsford. 506 seats. 
Continuous. Phone. Chelsford 2094. Station, 
Chelmsford, L.N.E.R. (Closed.) 

Pavilion Super Cinema (Duosonic), Rainsford 
Road. — Prop., F. J. Partner, Regency House, 
Warwick Street, London, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 2457. 500 seats. Continuous. Pros- 
cenium width, 25 ft. Prices, 9d. to 2s. gd. 
Phone, 3046. Station, Chelmsford, L.N.E.R. 

Regent Theatre (we), Moulsham Street. — 
Props., Eastern Counties Cinemas, Ltd. 
Regent Theatre, Chelmsford. 1,000 seats. 
Continuous. Phone, Chelmsford 2og4. 

Ritz (we). — Prop., Odeon Theatres, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
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tinuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Cafe. Phone, 
3677. Station, Chelmsford, L.N.E.R. 
Select (bth), New Writtle Street. — Prop., 
F. J. Partner, Regency House, Warwick Street, 
London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 2457. 522 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous. Prices, is. to 
2s. ad. Phone, Chelmsford 2724. Road 
Transport. 

CHELTENHAM (Gi.os.), Pop. 49,835. 

Coliseum (bth), Albion Street. — Prop., H. G. 
Beard. 850 seats. Booked at Hall. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Width of 
proscenium, 30 ft. Stage, 40 ft. deep ; 8 dress- 
ing-rooms. Phone, Cheltenham 3715. Station, 
Cheltenham (St. James), G.WiR. 

Daffodil Picture House (we), Suffolk 
Parade. — Prop., Tenham Cinema Co., Ltd. 
787 seats. Booked at 9, Windsor Place, 
Cardiff. Phone, Cardiff 225. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 2s. 6d. Phone, Cheltenham 3360. 
Stations, St. James, G.W.R., and Lansdown, 
L.M.S. 

Gaumont Palace (ba). — Props., Albany Ward 
Theatres, Ltd., 123, Regent Street, W. Phone, 
Regent 8080. 1,774 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Proscenium 
width, 44 ft. Stage 20 ft. deep ; five dress- 
ing rooms. Restaurant. Phone, 408111. 
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Opera House (we). — Props., The Cheltenham 
Theatre and Opera House Co., Ltd. Phone 
Cheltenham 5144 /5145. 800 seats. Pictures, 
and Variety. Proscenium width. 24J ft. 
Cafe. Phone 5141. Stations, G.W.R. St. 
James, L.M.S., Lansdown. 

Palace Picture Theatre (we). High Street. — 
Props., Halking Cinema Co., Ltd., 9, Windsor 
Place, Cardiff. Phone, Cardiff 225. 751 seats. 
Booked at Cardiff. Continuous. Phone, 
Cheltenham 2553. Station, Cheltenham, 
G.W.R. Films by Road Transport. 

Regal. — Props., Associated British Cinemas, 
Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square. London, W.i. 
Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,834 seats. Continuous. 
Booked at H.O. Phone, Cheltenham 52603. 

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Ritz (rca). — Props., Twentieth Century Cinema 
Ltd., Cinema House, 80-82, Wardour Street, 
London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 6813. 879 seats. 
Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Continuous. Booked at 
H.O. Proscenium width, 30 ft. Phone, 
Cheltenham 3800. Stations, St. James, 
Cheltenham, G.W.R., and Lansdown, L.M.S. 

CHEPSTOW (Mon.), Pop. 4,303. 
Gaumont (ba). — Prop., Albany Ward Theatres, 
Ltd., New Gallery House, 123, Regent Street. 
London, W.r. 825 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous nightly, Mats., Wed. and Sat, 
Two changes weekly. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 
Proscenium width, 25 ft. by 19 ft. Phone, 
Chepstow 49411. Station, Chepstow, G.W.R. 
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CHERTSEY (Surrey), Pop. 17,130. 

Constitutional Hall, Guildford Street. — 

Prices, 3d. to is. 3d. (Closed). 
Playhouse (we), Guildford Street. — P. ops., 

Southern Cinemas, Ltd., 36, Kingsway, 

W.C.2. Phone, Holborn 3281. 623 seats. 

Booked at H.O. Continuous. Mat. dailv. 

Two changes weekly. Prices, iod. to 2s. gd . 

Proscenium width, 15 ft. by 12 ft. Phone, 

3267. Station, Chertsey. 



CHESHAM (Bucks), Pop. 8,809. 
Astoria (we), Broadway. — Props., Shipman and 

King, Ltd., H.O., Wellington House, Strand. 

London, W.C.2. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 

Stage, 14 ft. deep. Two dressing-rooms, 

Proscenium width, 18 ft. Phone, Chesham 

103. Station, Chesham. 
Kmbassy (we). — Props., Shipman and King, 

Ltd., H.O., Wellington House, Strand, 

London, W.C.2. Phone, Temple Bar 5077. 

Booked at H.O. Continuous. Cafe. 
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CHESHUNT (Herts.), Pop. 14,651. (Incl. 
Waltham Cross). 
Central Cinema (awh), College Road. — Prop., 
E. J. Carpenter. 400 seats. Booked at Hall. 
Continuous from 2.30 p.m., Sunday opening. 
Prices, gd. to 2s. 3d. Proscenium width, 20 ft. 
Phone, Waltham Cross 2250. Station, Ches- 
hunt, L.N.E.R. 



CHESTER (Cheshire), Pop, 41.438. 

Gaumont Palace (ba), Brook Street. — Props., 
Provincial Cinematograph Theatres, Ltd., 
New Gallery House, Regent Street, London, 
W.t. 1,979 seats. Booked at H.O. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Sunday 
openings. Stage, 30 ft. deep ; nine dressing- 
rooms. Proscenium width, 41 ft. Cafe. 
Phone, Chester 2100. Station, Chester, 
L.M.S. and G.W.R. 
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Hippodrome (Imperial), Connah's Quay. — Dee- 
side Enterprise Cinemas, Ltd., 1, Bridge 
House, Queensferry. Phone, Connah's Quay, 
49. 650 seats. Continuous. Mon. to Fri. ; 
2 shows Sat. Mat., Mon., Thurs. and Sat. 
Prices, gd. to is. gd. Booked at Bridge House, 
Queensferry. Width of proscenium, 20 ft. 
Phone, 161. Station, Connah's Quay, L.M.S. 

Matestic Picture House (ba), Brook Street. — 
Props., General Theatre Corpn., Ltd., 123, 
Regent Street, London, W.i. Booked at 
H.O. Continuous from 5.45 p.m. Sun. at 
5.15 p.m. Mat. Sat. 1,084 seats. Prices, 
iod. to is. gd. Phone, Chester 5gg. Station, 
Chester, L.M.S. and G.W.R. 

Music Hall (ba), Northgate Street. — Props., 
General Theatre Corpn., Ltd., 123, Regent 
Street, London, W.i. Phone, Regent 8080- 
830 seats. Continuous from 2 p.m. Prices, 
iod. to 2s. 3d. Booked at H.O. Phone, 
380. Station, Chester, L.M.S. and G.W.R. 

Odeon (dth), Northgate Street. — Props., Odeon 
Theatres, Ltd., Albion Hous°, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.I. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333- Continuous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 
Phone, Chester 1573. 

Plaza Cinema (Imperial). — Props., Deeside 
Enterprise Cinemas, Ltd., Bridge House, 
Queensferry, Chester. Phone, Connah's Quay 
4g. 650 seats. Prices, gd. ro 2s. Continuous 
Mon. to Fri., evenings, two shows on Sat. 
Mat., Mon., Thurs. and Sat. Booked at 
Hall. Proscenium width, 25 ft. Station, 
Queensferry, L.M.S. 

Regal (we), Foolgate Street. — Props., Associated 
British Cinemas, 30-31, Golden Square, 
London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 2,016 
seats. Continuous. Phone, 2g3i. 
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CHESTER — continued. 

Tatlf.r (rca), Foregate Street. — Props., Chester 
(Times), Theatres, Ltd., 3 Stanley Street, 
Liverpool. 496 seats. Continuous. Booked at 
Century House, St. Peter's Square, Manches- 
ter. Prices, iod. to 2S. gd. Proscenium 
width, 22 ft. Phone, Chester 27ir. Station, 
Chester General, L.M.S. and G.W.R. 

CHESTERFIELD (Derby), Pop. 64,146. 

Coliseum (bth), Chatsworth Road. — Props., 
Entertainments (Chesterfield), Ltd., Coliseum, 
Chatsworth Road. 609 seats. Continuous. 
Two shows Sun. Booked at Hall, Prices, 
iod. to is. 9d. Proscenium width, 20 ft. 
Phone 3416. Station, Chesterfield, L.M.S. 

Corporation Theatre (bt.i), Corporation 
Street. — Lessees, Hippodromes (Chesterfield), 
Ltd. 772 seats. Booked at Hall. Continuous 
from 2 p.m. Suns, from 5 p.m. Prices, is. to 
2S. 3d. Proscenium width, 30 ft. Phone, 
Chesterfield 2901. Station, Chesterfield, 
L.N.E.R. and L.M.S. 

Hasland Cinema (bth), Mansfield Road, Has- 
land. — Props., The Lyceum (Whittington 
Moor) Picture and Variety Palace, Ltd., 71, 
Saltergate, Chesterfield. Phone, 2955. 554 
seats. Once nightly, two shows Sat. Prices, 
iod. to is. 9d. Booked at H.O. Station, 
Chesterfield, L.M.S. 

Lyceum (bth). — Props., Lyceum (Whittingtor 
Moor) Picture and Variety Palace, Ltd. 
600 seats. One show nightly, two on Sat. Two 
changes weekly. Booked at 7r, Saltergate, 
Chesterfield. Prices, iod. to 2S. 3d. Phone, 
Old Whittington 93. Station, Whittington 
Moor, L.M.S. 

Odeon (we), Holywell Street. — Props., Odeon 
Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333- Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. 
Phone, Chesterfield 2791. Station, Chesterfield. 

Oxford Picture Palace (bth), New Whitting- 
ton. — Props., Oxford Palace (New Whitting- 
ton), Ltd., Chesterfield. 500 seats. Booked at 
Hall. Once nightly. Phone, Chesterfield 
5561. Prices, iod. to is. gd. Stage, 12 ft. 
deep. Four dressing-rooms. Hall attached. 

Regal (we), Cavendish Street. — Props., Asso- 
ciated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden 
Square, London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 
1,996 seats. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 
Phone, Ches. 3333. Station, Chesterfield, 
L.M.S. 

Victoria Picture House (we), Knifesmith 
Gate. — Prop., Victoria Enterprises, Ltd. 1,227 
seats. Continuous. Two changes weekly. 
Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. Booked at Chesterfield. 
Cafe, Dance Hall and Billiard Hall attached. 
Phone, Chesterfield 2677 and 2594. Station, 
Chesterfield, L.M.S. 

CHESTER-LE-STREET (Co. Durham), Pep. 
16,639. 

Empire Theatre and Cinema (ba). — Prop., 
Sol Sheckman (Essoldo Circuit), 42, Westgate 
Road, Newcastle. 950 seats. Pictures and 
Variety. Films booked at Newcastle-on- 
Tyne. Continuous. Stage, 40 ft. deep. Ten 
dressing-rooms. Prices, gd. to is. gd. 

Palace (bth), Low Chare. — Prop., Edwards 
(Cinemas), Ltd., 7, North Terrace, Market- 
place Crook, Co. Durham. Phone, Crook 63. 
612 seats. Booked at Newcastle-on-Tyne. 
Prices, gd. to is. 6d. Continuous, Mon. to 
Sat., Suns, at 7.45 p.m. Phone, Chester-le- 
Street 80. Station, Chester-le-Street, L.N.E.R. 



Queen's Hall (we), South Burns. — Prop., 
Cestrian Entertainments, Ltd. 1,298 seats. 
Continuous. Prices, gd. to is. gd. Proscenium 
width, 39 ft. Phone, Chester-le-Street 2209. 

Savoy Cinema (ba). — Prop., Sol Sheckman 
(Essoldo Circuit), 42, Westgate Road, New- 
castle-on-Tyne. 612 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Prices, 9d. to is. 6d. Proscenium 
width, 22 ft. Phone, Chester-le-Street 3202. 

CHESTERTON (Staffs), Pop. 5,000. 
Alexandra Picture House (Morrison Special), 
High Lane. — Prop., Shemilt Bros. 500 seats. 
Booked at 264, High Lane, Burslem. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, 5d. to is. gd. Proscenium 
width, 45 ft. Station, Longport, L.M.S., and 
by Potteries Transport. 

CHICHESTER (Sussex), Pop. 13,911. 

Exchange Theatre (rca), EasfStreet. — Props., 

London & District Cinemas, Ltd., Capitol 

Cinema, Church Street, Epsom, Surrey. 

746 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 

Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Phone, Chichester 2407. 
Gaumont. — Prop., Gaumont-British Picture 

Corporation, Ltd. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 1,337 

seats. Phone, Chichester 29481 1. 

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Odeon (we), South Street. — Props., Odeon 
Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333' Continuous. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 
Cafe. Phone, Chichester 2808. Station 
Chichester, S.R. 

CHILTON BUILDINGS (Durham), Pop. 4,000. 

Regal (btp). — Prop., E. Stephenson, The 
Coppins, Station Road, Sedgefield. Phone, 
231. 500 seats. Prices, 6d. to is. Once nightly. 
Proscenium width, 14 ft. Booked at New- 
castle. Phone, Rushyford 251. Station, 
Ferryhill, L.N.E.R. 

CHIPPENHAM (Wilts), Pop. 9,000. 
Astoria Cinema (we). — Props., Chippenham 
Cinema Co., Ltd., Marshfield Road, Chippen- 
ham. Phone, 2498. Continuous. 1,000 seats. 
Prices, is. to 2S. 3d. Booked at Cardiff. 
Station, Chippenham, and Film Transport. 

Gaumont Palace (ba). — Props., Gaumont- 
British Corpn., Ltd. (Albany Ward Theatres, 
Ltd., 123, Regent Street, London. 1,084 seats. 
Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. Booked at H.O. Con- 
tinuous Mon., Wed., and Sat. from 2 p.m. ; 
Tues., Thurs. and Fri. from 4.30 p.m. ; Two 
changes weekly. Phone, Chippenham 20391 1. 
Proscenium width, 30 ft. Four dressing- 
rooms. Station, Chippenham, G.W.R. 
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CHIPPING NORTON (Oxon), Pop. 3,489 
Ritz (ba). — Prop., Kinetours, Ltd., 145, 
Wardour Street, London, W.i. Phone, 
Gerrard 7238. 506 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Prices, iod. to 2S. 9d. Proscenium 
width, 25 ft. Phone, Chipping Norton 141. 
Station, Chipping Norton, S.R. 
Picture House (ba), London Road. — 
Prop., T. W. Grant, 6a, London Road, 
Chipping Norton. „ 300 seats. Booked at 
Hall. Continuous. Prices, 6d. to is. 6d. 
Phone, Chipping Norton g. Station, Chip- 
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CHIPPING SODBURY (Glos), Pop. 952. 

Cosy Cinema (gvrotone). — Prop., D. Watts 
Williams. 150 seats. Prices, 9<i. to 2s. 
Continuous. Two shows Sat. Booked at 
Hall. Proscenium width, 12 ft. Phone 185. 
Station, Chipping Sodbury, G.W.R. and F.T.S. 

CHISLEHURST (Kent), Pop. 9891. 

Cinema (rca). — Prop., C. Cripps, 20, Albany- 
Road, Chislehurst. 270 seats. Prices, iod. to 
2s. 6d. Booked at Hall. Continuous. Phone, 
Imperial 265. Station, Chislehurst. 

CHOPPINGTON (Northumberland), Pep. 
5,432. 

Star Cinema (bth), Stakeford. 400 seats. 

CHOPWELL (Co. Durham), Pop. 10,000. 

King's Cinema (btp).— Props., G. E. & W. E. F. 
Craven. 704 seats. Prices, 6d. to is. Booked 
at Newcastle. Continuous. Stage ; 1 dressing- 
room. Phone, Chopwell 227. Station, 
Rowlands Gill, L.N.E.R. 

Victoria Cinema (awh).— Props., Trotter and 
Murray Cinemas, Ltd. 400 seats. Once 
nightly. Prices, 6d. to is. Booked at New- 
castle. Proscenium width, 36 ft. Phone 
Chopwell 237. Station, Rowlands Gill. 

CHORLEY (Lancs), Pop. 30,795 

Empire (we), Dole Lane. — Prop., B. & S. 
Cinemas (Empire, Chorley), Ltd., Hippodrome, 
Ellesmere Port, Winal. Phone Ellesmere 
Port 54. 688 seats. Booked by W. J. 
Speakman at 126, Bold Street, Liverpool. 
Two shows nightly. Mats. Mon., Wed. and 
Sat. Prices Jd. to is. 9d. Proscenium width, 
26 ft. Phone, Chorley 2747. Station, Chorley, 
L.M.S. 

Hippodrome (we), Gillibrand Street. — Prop. , 
B. & S. Cinemas (Empire, Chorley), Ltd., 
Hippodrome, Ellesmere Port, Wirral. Phone, 
Ellesmere Port 54. 688 seats. Repertory. 
Booked by W. J. Speakman, at 126, Bold 
Street, Liverpool. Prices, is. 6d. and 2s. 6d. 
Proscenium width, 28 ft. Five dressing-rooms. 
Phone, Chorley 2747. Station, Chorley. 

Odeon (bth), Market Street. — Prop., Odeon 
Properties, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 
Oxtord Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. 
Continuous. Phone, Chorley 2660. 

Pavilion Cinema (btp), Salisbury Street. — ■ 
Props., Hooley's Cinemas (Chorley), Ltd. 810 
seats. Booked at Hall. Continuous from 6.15 
p.m. Mats., Mon., Wed. and Sat. Prices, 7d. to 
2s. 3d. Phone, Chorley 2762. Stage, 16J ft. 
deep ; 2 dressing-rooms. Width of proscen- 
ium, 30 ft. Station, Chorley, L.M.S. , or Auto 
Road Service. 

Plaza (we). — Prop., Carlton Cinema (Salford), 
Ltd. 1,320 seats. Pictures. Continuous. 
Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Booked at Salford. 
Proscenium width, 40 ft. Stage 29 ft. ; five 
dressing-rooms. Cafe and Dance lounge. 
Phone, Chorley 2037. 

Theatre Royal (we), Market Street. — Props., 
Hooley's Cinemas (Chorley), Ltd. 850 seats. 
Continuous from 6.15 p.m. Mats., Mon., Wed., 
Thur. and Sat. Booked at Hall. Prices, 
7d. to is. 9d. Width of Proscenium, 30 ft. 
Stage 30 ft.; 4 dressing-rooms. Phone, 
Chorley 2484. 

CHRISTCHURCH (Hants), Pop. 9,183. 
Pegent (we), HighStreet. — Props., Portsmouth 
Town Cinemas, Ltd., Shaftesbury Cinema, 



Portsmouth. Phone, Portsmouth 4976. 676 
seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. Prices, 
is. to 2s. 9d. Phone, 153. Station, Christchurch, 
S.R. 

CHURCH, Nr. ACCRINGTON (Lancs.), Pop. 
6,185. 

Queen's Hall (btp). — Prop., Queen's Hall 
(Church), Ltd. 682 seats. Booked at Al- 
hambra (Burnley), Ltd., by F. Neale. One 
show nightly. Two shows Sat. ; occasional 
Variety. Prices, 6d. and 9d. Proscenium 
width, 27 ft. ; two dressing-rooms. Phone, 
Accrington 2576. 

CHURCH STRETTON (Shropshire), 
Pop. 1,705. 

Regal (btp). — Props., Craven Cinemas, Ltd., 
Craven Arms, Shropshire. Tel., 78. 296 seats. 
Once nightly. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Proscenium 
width, 21 ft. Booked at Craven Arms. Phone, 
132. Station, Church Stretton, G.W.K. 

CINDERFORD (Glos.), Pop. 4,700. 

Palace (ba), Belle Vue Road. — Prop., Albany 
Ward Theatres, Ltd., 123, Regent Street, 
London, W.i. Phone, Regent 8080. 449 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Continuous from 5 p.m. ; 
Sat. from 2 p.m. Prices, iod. to 2S. 3d. Pro- 
scenium width, 25 ft. Phone, Cinderford 3177. 

CIPPENHAIM (Bucks). 
Commodore (bth). — Props., G. C. T. (Slough) 
Ltd., 8, Stratton Street, Piccadilly, W.i. 
Phone, Mayfair 8961. 1,480 seats. Prices, 
is. to 2S. gd. Continuous. Booked at H.O. 
Proscenium width, 25 ft. by 35 ft. Phone, 
Burnham 566. Cafe and Dance Hall. Station, 
Slough. 

CIRENCESTER (Glos.), Pop. 7,206. 
Picture House (ba), Victoria Road. — Props., 

Albany Ward Theatres, Ltd. Booked at New 

Gallery House, 123, Regent Street, London, 

W.i. Continuous from 5 p.m. Mon., Wed. 

and Sat. from 2 p.m. Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. 

Proscenium width, 20 ft. Phone, Cirencester 70 
Regal (rca). — Props., Associated British 

Cinemas, Ltd., 30/31, Golden Square, London, 

W.i. Phone, Gerrard 7887. 1,008 seats. 

Continuous. Booked at H.O. Phone, 421. 

Station, Cirencester Town, G.W.R. , and 

Cirencester (Watermoor). 

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CLACTON-ON-SEA (Essex), Pop. 15,851. 

Century Theatre (we), Pier Avenue. — Props. 

20th Century Cinemas, Ltd., 52, Shaftesbury 

Avenue, London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 1668. 

Booked at H.O. Continuous. 1,738 seats. 

Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Occasional Variety. 

Proscenium width, 40 ft. Stage, 30 ft. deep ; 

six dressing rooms. Cafe attached. Phone 

1188. Station, Clacton-on-Sea. 
Kinema Grand (we), West Avenue. — Prop., 

20th Century Cinemas, Ltd., 52, Shaftesbury 

Avenue, London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 1668. 

675 seats. Booked at H.O. Continuous. 

Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Phone, Clacton 81. 

Station, Clacton-on-Sea. 
Odeon (bth), West Avenue. — Prop., Odeon 

Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New 

Oxford Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, 

Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. 

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CLAYTON (Yorks), Pop. 5,040. 
Rialto (rca), Station Road, — Prop., The 

Rialto (Bradford), Ltd., H.O., Bank Chambers, 
North Parade, Bradford. Phone, Bradford 
4596. 366 seats. Booked at 76, Manning- 
ham Lane, Bradford. Once nightly. Two 
shows Sat. Prices, 6d. to is. 6d. Proscenium 
width, 18 ft. Phone, Queensbury 2138. Station, 
Clayton, L.N.E.R. 

CLAYTON-LE-MOORS (Lancs). Pop.. 7,910 
Rex Cinema (ba). Whalley Road. — 428 seats. 
Booked at Star Pictures, Clayton le Moors, 
Accrington. Phone 2508. Continuous. Prices, 
6d. and iod. Proscenium width, 20 ft. 
Station, Accrington, L.M.S. 
Star Pictures (we) — Prop., C. G. Kilby, 184, 
Norbreck Road, Little Bispham. Phone, 
Cleveleys 3013. 740 seats. Once nightly, 
twice Sat. Prices, 6d. fo is. Booked at Man- 
chester. Proscenium width, 30 ft. Phone, 
Accrington 2508. Station, Accrington, L.M.S 

CLEATOR MOOR (Cumberland), Pop. 5.000. 
Hippodrome (btp). — Prop., The Hippodrome 
(Cleator Moor, Ltd.), Gaiety Cinema, White- 
haven. Phone, Whitehaven 312. 620 seats. 
Booked at H.O. Prices, 6d. to is. Twice 
nightly. Proscenium width, 27 ft. Phone, 
Cleator Moor 230. Station, Whitehaven, 
L.M.S., and Furness Rly. 

CLECKHEATON (Yorks), Pop. 12,868. 

Picture Palace (awh), Albion Street. — Prop., 
Goodalls Pictures (1931), Ltd. 800 seats. 
Twice nightly. Mat., Mon. and Thurs. Two 
changes weekly. Prices, 3d. to is 6d. Phone, 
Cleckheaton 224. Station, Cleckheaton. 

Savoy Picture House (we), Albion Street. — 
Prop., Goodall's Pictures (1931), Ltd., H.O., 
Albion Street, Cleckheaton. 1,200 seats. 
Once nightly. Mat., Wed., Fri., and Sat. 
Two changes weekly. Prices, 7d. to 2s. Cafe 
attached. Phone, Cleckheaton 224. 

CLEETHORPES (Lincs), Pop. 28,624. 

Empire Cinema (rca), Alexandra Road. 
Ritz (we). — Props., Union Cinemas, Ltd. 

Managed by Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 

30-31, Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, 

Gerrard 7887. 1,429 seats. Continuous. 

Booked at H.O. Phone, Cleethorpes 61713. 

Station, Cleethorpes and Grimsby Town, 

L.N.E.R. 
Theatre Royal (we). — Prop., Cleethorpes 

Empire, Ltd., Alexandra Road, Cleethorpes. 

1,150 seats. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Booked 

at Hall. Continuous. Proscenium width 

40 ft., stage 29 ft. deep ; six dressing-rooms. 

Cafe and Dance Hall. Phone 61223. Station, 

Cleethorpes, L.N.E.R. 

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CLEOBURY MORTIMER (Salop), Pop. 1,487' 
Cinema, Back Lane. 

CLEVEDON (Somerset), Pop. 7,033. 

Maxime (btp), Old Church Road. Governing 
Director, Max Corne, The Clevedon Cinephone 
Co., Ltd., 42, Old Church Road, Clevedon. 
804 seats. Booked at Ocean Chambers, 
Dumfries Place, Cardiff. Continuous daily 
from 2 p.m. Two changes weekly. Prices, 
is. to 2S. gd. Stage, 17 ft. deep. Proscenium 
width, 32 ft. Cafe attached. 

CLEVELEYS (Lancs), Pop. 5,000. 
Odeon (bth). — Props., Odeon Theatres, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 



W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Phone, 
Cleveleys 2294. Station, Thornton, L.M.S. 

Pavilion (we). — Prop., H. J. Barlow. 350 
seats. Continuous. Prices, 6d. to is. gd. 
Proscenium width, 2i| ft. Station, Thornton 
(for Cleveleys), L.M.S. 

Savoy Cinema (we), Victoria Road. — Prop-. 
Fleetwood Pier, Ltd., Esplanade, Fleetwood- 
Phone, 563. 720 seats. Continuous evenings. 
Mats, at 2.30 p.m. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. 
Proscenium width, 20 ft. Phone, Cleveleys 
2046. Cafe and Dance Hall attached. Station, 
Thornton (for Cleveleys), L.M.S. 

CLEY NEXT THE SEA (Norfolk). Pop. 685. 
Town Hall Cinema (Sound). 

CLETHEROE (Lancs), Pop. 12,000. 

Grand Kinema (we). 

Palladium Picture House (bth). — Prop., 
Woodalls (Rochdale), Ltd. 750 seats. Booked 
at Hall. Twice nightly Sat. and Mon., once 
nightly Tues. to Fri. Mat. Sat. Prices, iod. 
to is. gd. Phone, Clitheroe 147. Station, 
Clitheroe, L.M.S. 

Picture Hall (we), King Lane. — Prop. 
Clitheroe Equitable Co-operative and In- 
dustrial Society, Ltd., 2, Moor Lane, Clitheroe. 
778 seats. Booked by J. Brearley, Ogden 
Chambers, Bridge Street, Manchester. Once 
nightly. Twice Wed. and Sat. Mat., Sat. 
Proscenium width, 24 ft. Stage, 24 ft. deep, 
Two dressing-rooms. Prices, iod. to is. gd. 
Phone, Clitheroe, 67. 

CLOWNE (Derby), Pop. 6,037. 
Palace (we), Rectory Road. — Prop., Clowne 
and District Cinematograph Co., Ltd. 500 
seats. Booked at Hall. Continuous. Prices, 
gd. to is. gd. Station, Clowne, L.M.S. 

COALVILLE (Leicester), Pop. 21,886. 

Grand Cinema (we). — Prop., Coalville Theatres, 
Ltd. Booked at Hall by C. K. Deeming. 
919 seats. Continuous from 5.30 p.m. Mat., 
Mon. and Sat. Prices, gd. to 2S. 3d. Phone, 
Coalville 56. Station, Coalville, L.M.S. 
(Closed). 

Palace (awh), Whitwick. — Prop., Mrs. F. R. 
Hunt, Glenbrook, Gynsill Lane, Anstey, nr. 
Leicester. Phone, Anstey 261. 340 seats. 
Booked by Prop. One show nightly. Twice 
Sat. Prices, iod. to 2S. 3d. Proscenium width, 
68 ft. Stage, 25 ft. Six dressing-rooms. 
Phone, Coalville 451. 

Regal Theatre (we), Marlborough Square. 
— Prop., Coalville Theatres, Ltd., Man. Dir. 
C. K. Deeming. Booked at Hall bv C. K. 
Deeming. Continuous from 5.30 p.m. ; two 
shows on Sat. Prices, 9d. to 2s. 3d. Phone 
Coalville 56. Station, Coalville, L.M.S. 

Rex (Zeiss). — Props., Rex Cinemas, Midlands, 
Ltd. 1,200 seats. Prices, gd. to 2S. 3d. Con- 
tinuous. Booked at Grand, Coalville. Phone, 
56. Station, Coalville, L.M.S. 

COBHAM (Surrey). Pop. 5,103. 
Savoy (bth .Portsmouth Road. — Props., Savoy 
(Cobham), Ltd., H.O., Wellington House, 
Strand, London, W.C.2. Booked by Shipman 
& King, Ltd. Cafe. Phone, Cobham 611. 
Station, Cobham, S.R. 

COCKERMOUTH (Cumberland), Pop. 4,789. 

Grand Theatre (ba), Station Road. — Props. 

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Seats. Booked at Graves Cinemas, Ltd. 
Athenaeum Buildings, Marypo rt. Prices, is 
to 2=. Stage, 25 ft. deep. Four dressing 
rooms. Phone, 54. Station, Cockermouth. 

COCKFIELD (Co. Durham). Pop. 2,693. 
Crown Cinema (Echo). 

COGGESHALL (Essex), Pop. 3.300. 
Cinema (btp), East Street. — Prop., D. F. 
Bostock Cinemas, Ltd., 45, Chevalier Street, 
Ipswich. Phone, Ipswich 51324. 285 seats. 
Once nightly, Mon. to Fri. Two shows Sat. 
Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Proscenium width, 
15 ft. Booked at H.O. Phone, Coggeshall 90. 

COLCHESTER (Essex), Pop. 48,607. 

Empire (we), Mersea Road. — Prop., Lt.-Col. 
W. A. E. and Mrs. F. L. Northcott, 12, Hill 
Crest, Mannamead, Plymouth. Phone, 

Plymouth 2287. Booked at Plymouth 655 
seats. Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. 6d. Pro- 
scenium width, 24 ft. Phone, Colchester 3646. 
Station, North Road, Colchester, L.N.E.R. 

Headgate (we). — Prop., Odeon Theatres, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. Phone, Colchester 2939. 
Station, Colchester, L.N.E.R. 

Hippodrome (RCA), High Street. — Prop., 
Gaumont British Picture Corporation, Ltd., 
123, Regent Street, London, W.i. Phone, 
Regent 8080. 974 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Stage, 36 ft. deep. Cafe at- 
tached. Prices, 7d. to 2s. gd. Phone, Colchester 
30941 1. Station, Colchester (North). 
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Playhouse (we) — .Props., Associated British 
Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, Golden Square, W.i. 
Gerrard 7887. 1.158 seats. Booked at H.O. 
Continuous. Phone, Colchester 3680. Station, 
Colchester, L.N.E.R. 

Regal (we). — Props., Odeon Theatres, Ltd., 
Albion House, 59, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone. Temple Bar 4333. Con- 
tinuous. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Cafe. Phone, 
Colchester 2294. Station, Colchester, L.N.E.R. 

COLEFORD (Glos), Pop. 2,777. 
Cinema (G. B. Duosonic). — Prop, and Res., Mar., 
Mrs. S. B. Reeves, 14, High Street. 500 seats. 
Prices, is. to 3s. 6d. Booked at Hall. Once 
nightly. Twice Sat. Stage, 22 ft. deep ; two 
dressing-rooms. Proscenium width,- 25 ft. 
Phone, 2149. Station, Coleford, G.W.R. 

COLESHILL (Warwickshire), Pop. 3,200. 
Cameo Cinema (Gyrotone). — Props., Messrs. 
Conway & B adshaw, Swan Hotel, Coleshill. 
408 seats. Boroked at Hall, Continuous- 
Prices 6d. to 2s. 3d. Proscenium width, 30 ft. 
Phone, Coleshill 3126 and 2212. Station, 
Coleshill, L.M.S. 

COLNE (Lancs), Pop. 24,000 
Hippodrome (we), New Market Street. — Prop., 

Victoria Picturedrome (Colne), Ltd. 847 seats. 

One show nightly. Two on Sat. Two changes 

weekly. Prices, iod. to is. gd. Booked at 

Manchester. Phone, 108. 
Savoy Cinema (btp), Market Street. 900 seats. 

— Props.. Victoria Picturedrome (Colne) 

Ltd. Phone, 2g3. Station, Colne, L.M.S. 

CONGLETON (Cheshire), Pop. 14,500. 

Capitol (ba). — Prop. Congleton Capitol Theatre, 
Ltd., Imperial Buildings, 7, Oxford Road, 



Manchester. 791 seats. Booked at H. L. 
Moorhouse Circuit. Continuous. Mon. to Fri. 
TwoshowsSat. Phone, 207. Cate. Station, 
Congleton. 

New Cinema (btp), Royle Street. — Prop., 
Congleton Cinema, Ltd. 600 seats. Con- 
tinuous, except Sats. Mats. Wed. and Fri. 
Booked by Mr. Buxton at 644, Liverpool Road, 
Ainsdale, Southport, Lancs. Prices, 5d. to 
is. 6d. Proscenium width, 32 ft. Phone 
Congleton 130. 

Premier (we), High Street. — Prop., Premier 
Picture House (Congleton), Ltd. 823 seats. 
Booked at Manchester. Continuous. Mon. 
to Fri. Separate shows Sat. Mat., Mon. and 
Sit. Prices, 5d. to is. 6d. Proscenium width, 
22 ft. Phone, Congleton 88. Station, Con- 
gleton, L.M.S. 

CONISBORO' (Yorks), Pop. 18,179. 

Globe Palace (Morrison). — Lessee, J. Hall, 
650 seats. One show nightly, two on Sat. 
Two changes weekly. Prices, 3d. to gd. 

CONISTON (Lancs), Pop. 1,098. 
Cinema. — 180 seats. Once or twice weekly. 

CONSETT (Co. Durham), Pop. 12,251. 

Empire Palace (we). — Props., Consett Cinemas 
Ltd., 45, Heaton Road, Newcastle-on-Tyne 6. 
Phone, Newcastle 55400. 1,100 seats. Booked 
at Newcastle-on-Tyne. Pictures continuous. 
Variety twice nightly. Two changes weekly. 
P ices, gd. to is. gd. Proscenium width, 
25 ft. Stage, 20 ft. deep ; 8 dressing-rooms. 
Phcne, Consett 137 . 

Plaza (we). — Props., Consett Cinemas, Ltd., 
45, Heaton Road, Newcastle-on-Tyne 6. 
Phone, Newcastle 55400. 1,384 seats. Pictures 
and Variety. Booked at Newcastle-on-Tyne. 
Pictures continuous. Two changes weekly. 
Prices, gd. to is. gd. Proscenium width, 
30 ft. Two dressing-rooms. Phone, Consett 
137. Station, Consett, L.N.E.R. (Closed). 

Rex Cinema (we), Harvey Street. — Prop.> 
Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 30-31, 
Golden Square, London, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
7887. 1,338 seats. Continuous. Booked at 
H.O. Phone, 264. Station, Consett. 

Town Hall (we). — Props., Consett Cinemas 
Ltd., 45, Heaton Road, Newcastle-on-Tyne 6. 
Phone, Newcastle 55400. 599 seats. Pictures 
continuous and Variety twice nightly. Booked 
at Newcastle-on-Tyne. Two changes weekly. 
Prices, gd. to is. gd. Proscenium width, 25 ft. 
5 dressing-rooms. Station, Consett, L.N.E.R. 

COPPULL (nr. Chorley)(LaNcs), Pop. 6,500 , 
Regent Cinema (we), Regent Street. — Prop. 
M. Stoops, 8, Abercromby Square, Liverpool, 
7. Phone, Royal 6127. 400 seats. Booked 
at Hall. Continuous, evenings. Two shows 
Sat. Th r ee changes weekly. Prices, gd. to 
is. 6d. Proscenium width, 25 ft. Stage, 10 ft. 
by 18 ft. ; two dressing-rooms. Station, 
Coppull. 

CORBRIDGE (Northumberland), Pop. 
2,415. 

Princes (we). — Props., Hexham Entertain- 
ments Co., Ltd., Queens Hall, Hexham. 
Phone, Hexham 213. Booked at Newcastle 
by Tom Scott. 325 seats. Prices, 9d. to 
is. 9d. Once nightly except Thurs. ; twice 
Sat. and Mat. Proscenium width, 29 ft. Phone, 
Corbridge 234. Station, Corbridge, L.N.E.R. 



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CORBY (Northants), Pop. 1,449. 
Odeon (bth), Corner of Stephensons Way. 
Prop., Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 
59,' New Oxford Street, London, W.C.I. 
Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. 
Prices, is. to 2s. 9d. Cafe. Phone, Corby 2276. 
Station, Corby, L.M.S. 

CORSHAM (Wilts), Pop. 3,941. 
Regal (bth). — Prop., A. J. Stratford, Corsham. 

320 seats. Booked at Hall. Continuous. 

Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Proscenium width, 

20 ft. Station, Corsham. 
Hawthorn Cinema (rca). — Props., Hawthorn 

Cinemas, Ltd., 4, The Circle, Southdown, 

Bath. Phone, Combe Down 3163. 525 seats. 

Price is. all seats. Once nightly. Twice 

Suns. Booked at H.O. Cafe attached. 

Films per F.T.S. 

COSELEY (Staffs), Pop. 24,213. 

Clifton Cinema (bth), Clifton Circuit. — Props., 
Clifton Cinema (Coseley), Ltd. 1,012 seats. 
Continuous evenings from 5.30 p.m. Mats., 
Mon. and Thur. at 2 p.m. Prices, iod. to 
is. gd. Booked at H.O. Phone, Sedgley 3237. 
Stations, Coseley and Deepnelds. 

Picture House. 

COUNDON (Co. Durham), Pop. 6,912. 
Eden Pavilion (awh). — Prop., Crabert (Coun- 
don) Cinemas, Ltd., High Street, Stanley, 
Co. Durham. Phone, Stanley 69. Continuous. 
One show Sun. evening. Two changes weekly. 
Prices, 7d. to is. 9d. Proscenium width, 
24 ft. Booked at Newcastle. Phone, Bishop 
Auckland 205. Station, Bishop Auckland, 
L.N.E.R. 

COVENTRY (Warwicks). Pop. 220,000 

Alexandra Theatre (we), Ford Street. — 
Props., Alexandra Theatre (Coventry), Ltd. 
775 seats. Prices, is. to 2s. gd. Booked at 
Opera House Buildings, Hales Street, 
Coventry. Continuous. Phone, 4301. 

Astoria (we), Albany Ro:id. — Prop., Odeon 
Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 2s. 3d. 
Phone, Coventry 2056. Station, Coventry, 
L.M.S. 

Cameo Cinema (gyrotone), Balsall Common. — 
Props., J. G. and M. B. French, Coleshill, 
Warwickshire. Phone, Berks. 124. 218 seats 
Booked at ' Wickveim," Blyth Road. 
Coleshill. Continuous, evenings. Prices, 6d. 
to 2s. 3d. 

Crown Theatre (bth), Far Gosford Street. — 
Prop., Crown Theatre (Coventry), Ltd. 726 
seats. Continuous. Mat. daily. Two 
changes weekly. Prices, gd. to is. 3d. Booked 
at Birmingham. Phone, Coventry 3962. 

Empire Theatre (we), Hertford Strict. — 
Prop., Associated British Cinemas, Ltd., 
30-31, Golden Square, W.i. Phone, Gerrard 
7887. 1,570 seats. Booked at H.O. Con- 
tinuous, Phone, 3600. 

Forum (we), Walsgrave Road. — Props., Philpot 
Circuit, Savoy Cinema, Radford Road, 
Coventry. Phone, Coventry 3374- 1,640 
seats. Booked at H.O., Savoy Theatre, 
Coventry. Prices, is. 9d. and 2s. 9d. Con- 
tinuous. Proscenium width, 45 ft. Phone, 
2583. Station, Coventry, L.M.S. 

Gaumont (ba), Jordan Well. — Props., Gaumont 
British Picture Corp., Ltd., 123. Regent 
Street, London, W.i. 2,517 seats. Prices, is. 
to 3s. 6d. Continuous. Phone, Coventry 204 211 
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Globe (bth), Primrose Hill Street.— Prop., 
Odeon Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 5g, New 
Oxford Street, London, W.C.I. Phone, 
Temple Bar 4333. Continuous. Prices, is. to 
2s. 3d. Phone, Coventry 3813. Station, 
Coventry, L.M S. 

Imperial (ba). — Prop., A. W. Pell, Ltd. Phone, 
4259. 418 seats. Continuous. Prices iod. to 
2S. 3d. Proscenium width, 20 ft. Booked at 
Standard Cinema, Coventry. Station, 

Coventry, L.M.S. 

Lyric (bth), Holbrook Lane. — Prop., Lyric 
Theatre (Coventry), Ltd. Booked at Hall. 
832 seats. Continuous. Prices, is. to 2S. 3d. 
Proscenium width, 50 ft. Phone, Coventry, 
88585. Station, Coventry, L.M.S. or F.T.S. 

Opera House (rca). — Props., Cinema Holdings 
(Coventry), Ltd. 1,018 seats. Prices, is. to 
2S. gd. Continuous. Booked at Opera House 
Buildings, Hales Street, Coventry. Res- 
taurant attached. Phone, 60653. Station, 
Coventry, L.M.S. 

Palladium Picture House (we). — Prop., 
Palladium (Coventry), Ltd., King William 
Street, Coventry. 674 seats. Booked at 
Hall. Continuous from 2.30 daily. Two 
changes weekly. Prices, iod. to 2s. 3d. Phone, 
Coventry 2738. Station, Coventry, L.M.S. 
Film Transport. 

Plaza Cinema (we), Spon End. — Prop., Jepson 
Cinemas, Ltd., Plaza, Coventry. 1,167 seats. 
Booked at Hall. Continuous. Prices, is. to 
2s. 3d. Cafe attached. Phone, Coventry 4822. 

Prince of Wales Theatre (bth), Stoney 
Stanton Road. — Prop., Crown Theatre 
(Coventry), Ltd. 460 seats. Continuous. 
Mat., Mon., Thurs. and Sat. Two changes 
weekly. Prices, 6d. to is. Phone, Coventry 
88337. Station, Coventry, L.M.S. 

Regal (we). — Props., Odeon Theatres, Ltd., 
Albion House, 5g, New Oxford Street, London, 
W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. Prices, 
is. to 2S. 3d. Continuous. Phone, Coventry 
88312. 

Rialto-Casino. — Prop., Rialto-Casino (Coven- 
try), Ltd., Opera House Buildings, Hales 
Street, Coventry. Phone, Coventry 60653. 

Rialto (we). — Prop., Odeon Theatres, Ltd., 
Albion House, sg, New Oxford Street, 
London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 4333. 
(Closed). 

Rivoli (we), Longford Road,. — Prop. Jepson 
Cinemas, Ltd., Plaza, Coventry. Phone, 
Coventry 4822. 1,040 seats. Booked at 
H.O. Continuous. Prices, is. to 2S. 3d. Phone, 
Coventry 88325. Station, Coventry or Foles- 
hill, L.M.S. ; and Road Transport. 

Roxy (we), Foleshill Road. — Prop., Jepson 
Cinemas, Ltd., Plaza, Coventry. Phone, 
Coventry 4822. 1,550 seats. Prices, is. to 
2S. 3d. Continuous. Phone, 2389. Booked at 
H.O. Proscenium width, 25 ft. Station, 
Coventry, L.M.S. 

Savoy (we), Radford Road. — Philpot Circuit. 
Phone, Coventry 3374. 1,846 seats. Prices, 
is. gd. and 2s. gd. Continuous. Booked at 
Hall. Proscenium width, 50 ft. 
Scala (we), Far Gosford Street. — Prop., Odeon 
Theatres, Ltd., Albion House, 59, New Oxford 
Street, London, W.C.i. Phone, Temple Bar 
4333- Continuous. Prices, is. gd. to 3s. 6d. 
Phone, Coventry 342g. Station, Coventry, 
L.M.S. 

Standard Cinema (ba). — Prop., A. W. Pell, 
Ltd. 1,350 seats. Prices, iod. to 2S 6d. 
Continuous, Booked at Hall. Proscenium 
width, 35 ft. Stage, 20 ft.; three dressing- 
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COWES (I. of W), Pop. 10,179. 

Kings (ba), East Cowes. — Props., Isle of 
Wight Theatres, Ltd. 671 seats. Booked at 
Theatre Royal, Ryde. Phone, Ryde 2387. 
Continuous daily from 2.15 p.m. Prices, iod. 
to 2S. gd. Proscenium width, 28 ft. Phone, 
Cowes 261. Station, Cowes, S.R. 

Royalty Theatre (ba), Birmingham Road. — 
Props., Isle of Wight Theatres, Ltd. 516 seats. 
Booked at Theatre Royal, -Ryde. Phone, 
Ryde 2387. Continuous from 2.15 p.m. 
Prices, iod. to 2s. gd. Proscenium width, 
28 ft. Phone, Cowes 125. Station, Cowes, 
I.O.W., S.R. 

COXHOE (Co. Durham), Pop. 4,000. 
Avenue Cinema (we). — Prop., F. Iseton. 500 

seats. Booked at Hall. Once nightly, Mon. 

to Fri ; twice Sat. Prices, 6d. to is. 6d. 

Proscenium width, 20 ft. Phone, Coxhoe 29. 

Station, Coxhoe Bridge, L.N E.R. 
Gem (awh). — Props., T. and F. Iseton, Avenue 

Cinema, Coxhoe. 300 seats. Booked